Aug 19, 2013

Mid-Year Resolutions


Each year after my birthday I tend to evaluate all my new years resolutions, but this year in particular, given the circumstances of my depression I really feel the need to make changes. I don't just want to quick fix, I want to change my circumstances in life and the way I think about things in the hopes that this will help to provide a more permanent cure. 

Weight Loss
It seems like every year I resolve to lose weight, it's a constant goal. Since my previous weight loss I've regained about 10-14lbs over about a year. This frustrates me, but then I have to look back and realise how far I have still come. I'm still 35lbs (2.5 stone) less than I was at my heaviest weight and I've been through at lot so I need to not be so hard on myself. Not only would I like to lose the weight I've regained but I'd also like to change my relationship with food and improve my fitness and activity level so that weight maintenance becomes second nature. I'm going to try and get into yoga and it is supposed to be good for the mind and body.... apparently. 

My Degree
I've found studying really stressful this year and I've not enjoyed it very much, although I have stuck it out and now I only have a year left until I graduate. Not only would I love to up my grades a little, I also want to enjoy studying and not stress out so much over it. I'm determined to be a little more organised and less intimidated by the assignment questions. 

Youtube & Blogging
One of my resolutions was to make a video every week this year, and so far I've managed that every week except one... I think. I'm really enjoying making videos opening up to you guys about my depression has made me realise how supportive and amazing this community can be. I now upload twice a week (tuesdays and fridays) and I basically just want to stick at this and work on the productions quality of my videos. As for blogging, I've been a little slack this year but I've up'd my game this month, and am aiming for post once a week. Hopefully I can stick to this as my blog is where this all started and I do love to write. 

Family & Helping Others
Being kinder and helping others is always something which I aim to do, but when you are going through a hard time it is easy to forgot to help those around you. Before the end of the year I'd love to do something to raise money for charity and as many little things to help others or make their day as possible. This makes me feel good and them feel good, so it's a win win situation. I also want to try and appreciate the little things in life and spend more time with my family, particularly my older brother so only lives 2 hours away but I only see every 3 months or so.  

Do you have any mid-year resolutions?

Onna x

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At August 19, 2013 , Blogger Gemma Douglas said...

I wish I had made more of an effort to enjoy my last year of studies rather than running around like a headless chicken worrying about everything! Keep yourself organised and I'm sure everything else will follow :) x

 
At August 19, 2013 , Blogger Von Pixi said...

I love this post! I do the exact same each year. My birthdays the day before new year so I like to have mid year resolutions too. I would say weight loss too, having gained since new year it would be nice to loose some again for this new year!

http://vonpixii.blogspot.co.uk/
x

 
At August 20, 2013 , Blogger ashleigh leggatt said...

I'm really wanting to get back into eating healthy and exercising as I've been so slack so I want to sort it out before summer comes along, as with uni I am so unmotivated and it's reflecting in my grades. Good luck with everything x

 
At August 20, 2013 , Blogger Emma said...

I'm trying to be consistent with Blogging and improve my picture quality....quality over quantity, as well as enrol for a beauty course and get my makeup career started. I love mid year resolutions they motivate me throughout the last half of the year and stop me wishing the year away!

xxx

 
At August 21, 2013 , Blogger Elia Fushi Bekene said...

Hi Onna,

I am one of your subscribers on youtube, and I just wanted you to know that your videos helped me a lot, I just can't explain how much they did and I really wanted to support you after I saw you video on Depression because I can relate, totally.
I know that it is so hard and people can't understand, but you are not alone, I never ever left a comment on any site, even on Youtube but I really wanted you to know that, and hopefully it will help you just a little bit...

Anyway, I send you a LOT of support from Paris (I am a Parisian girl) and pleaase feel better, I wish I could cheer you up and give you back what you give us with your videos, your generosity (yes it shows through the camera,...) but I will pray for you.

Good Luck Onna, Elia.

 
At August 23, 2013 , Blogger Renate said...

Hi, Onna :) Been quietly following you for ages and can't really explain why I haven't been more active in speaking up and saying what's on your mind, even after I watched your video on your latest struggles - but I do fell for you and find you extremely likable and inspirational and I wish you all the best and I hope all your goals will come true, it's always nice to have something positive to focus on. Remember to be nice and kind to yourself, you are amazing and you deserve nothing less than a full blown happiness :)



http://thecuriousklutz.blogspot.com

 
At August 23, 2013 , Blogger A. Girl said...

I love this mid year resolutions idea as sometimes I reach the end of they year and I don't even know where it went or what my goals even were?! I guess mine would be to grow my blog and not be afraid to live my life (rather a broad goal!).

As an aside, I think you and your blog are brilliant and you handle difficult subjects with grace and maturity. You are a big inspiration.

http://itisalltoomuch.blogspot.co.uk/

 
At August 25, 2013 , Blogger Sophie K said...

you really shouldn't be so hard on yourself, i suffer with anxiety depression and an Hypothyroidism like you. to be honest i think my mental heath was a lot to do with me developing problems with my thyroid. its so much harder for us to lose weight and maintain it. you have done amazingly well to come so far already. i find the gym really helps with my anxiety and depression and Yoga is also amazing for me. just keep doing what your doing. My main mid year resolution is to change my relationship with food and stop being an emotional eater, or rather than going for the Cadbury cookies pick at some carrot sticks haha.

you sharing your story is great, for me anyway its nice to know im not alone :)

xxxx

http://eskaybeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

 
At October 14, 2013 , Blogger Debbieee said...

Hi Onna,I just wanted to say I used to watch your videos years and years ago, when I was young I'm pretty sure it was a different channel then, I used to love your videos then and thought I'd type your name in to see if you still made videos and found your channel all over again! :) I really enjoy your videos and your blog post and you've inspired me to start my own blog :)
Keep up the brilliant work, you look lovely :) xxx

 

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Mid-Year Resolutions


Each year after my birthday I tend to evaluate all my new years resolutions, but this year in particular, given the circumstances of my depression I really feel the need to make changes. I don't just want to quick fix, I want to change my circumstances in life and the way I think about things in the hopes that this will help to provide a more permanent cure. 

Weight Loss
It seems like every year I resolve to lose weight, it's a constant goal. Since my previous weight loss I've regained about 10-14lbs over about a year. This frustrates me, but then I have to look back and realise how far I have still come. I'm still 35lbs (2.5 stone) less than I was at my heaviest weight and I've been through at lot so I need to not be so hard on myself. Not only would I like to lose the weight I've regained but I'd also like to change my relationship with food and improve my fitness and activity level so that weight maintenance becomes second nature. I'm going to try and get into yoga and it is supposed to be good for the mind and body.... apparently. 

My Degree
I've found studying really stressful this year and I've not enjoyed it very much, although I have stuck it out and now I only have a year left until I graduate. Not only would I love to up my grades a little, I also want to enjoy studying and not stress out so much over it. I'm determined to be a little more organised and less intimidated by the assignment questions. 

Youtube & Blogging
One of my resolutions was to make a video every week this year, and so far I've managed that every week except one... I think. I'm really enjoying making videos opening up to you guys about my depression has made me realise how supportive and amazing this community can be. I now upload twice a week (tuesdays and fridays) and I basically just want to stick at this and work on the productions quality of my videos. As for blogging, I've been a little slack this year but I've up'd my game this month, and am aiming for post once a week. Hopefully I can stick to this as my blog is where this all started and I do love to write. 

Family & Helping Others
Being kinder and helping others is always something which I aim to do, but when you are going through a hard time it is easy to forgot to help those around you. Before the end of the year I'd love to do something to raise money for charity and as many little things to help others or make their day as possible. This makes me feel good and them feel good, so it's a win win situation. I also want to try and appreciate the little things in life and spend more time with my family, particularly my older brother so only lives 2 hours away but I only see every 3 months or so.  

Do you have any mid-year resolutions?

Onna x

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Onna's Little Blog: Mid-Year Resolutions

Mid-Year Resolutions


Each year after my birthday I tend to evaluate all my new years resolutions, but this year in particular, given the circumstances of my depression I really feel the need to make changes. I don't just want to quick fix, I want to change my circumstances in life and the way I think about things in the hopes that this will help to provide a more permanent cure. 

Weight Loss
It seems like every year I resolve to lose weight, it's a constant goal. Since my previous weight loss I've regained about 10-14lbs over about a year. This frustrates me, but then I have to look back and realise how far I have still come. I'm still 35lbs (2.5 stone) less than I was at my heaviest weight and I've been through at lot so I need to not be so hard on myself. Not only would I like to lose the weight I've regained but I'd also like to change my relationship with food and improve my fitness and activity level so that weight maintenance becomes second nature. I'm going to try and get into yoga and it is supposed to be good for the mind and body.... apparently. 

My Degree
I've found studying really stressful this year and I've not enjoyed it very much, although I have stuck it out and now I only have a year left until I graduate. Not only would I love to up my grades a little, I also want to enjoy studying and not stress out so much over it. I'm determined to be a little more organised and less intimidated by the assignment questions. 

Youtube & Blogging
One of my resolutions was to make a video every week this year, and so far I've managed that every week except one... I think. I'm really enjoying making videos opening up to you guys about my depression has made me realise how supportive and amazing this community can be. I now upload twice a week (tuesdays and fridays) and I basically just want to stick at this and work on the productions quality of my videos. As for blogging, I've been a little slack this year but I've up'd my game this month, and am aiming for post once a week. Hopefully I can stick to this as my blog is where this all started and I do love to write. 

Family & Helping Others
Being kinder and helping others is always something which I aim to do, but when you are going through a hard time it is easy to forgot to help those around you. Before the end of the year I'd love to do something to raise money for charity and as many little things to help others or make their day as possible. This makes me feel good and them feel good, so it's a win win situation. I also want to try and appreciate the little things in life and spend more time with my family, particularly my older brother so only lives 2 hours away but I only see every 3 months or so.  

Do you have any mid-year resolutions?

Onna x

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