Sometimes it feels like the whole blogging world has a boyfriend and at times I get a little nostalgic. After having someone stick around for a couple of years, you definitely feel a little more 'riding-solo' than previously. BUT - who am I kidding: I get to eat Chinese food at 3 in the morning in my pants, a luxury only previously experienced when the boyfriend was out. I ROCK.
Point being: being single is what you make of it, and I've resolved to make it fun.
For part 1 of my 'how to be single' I wanted to talk personal goals...
When I say personal goals, I mean those little-big things that you always wish you were, or had, whilst you were in a relationship. We all have them - it's what makes us leave, or makes other people leave us. If you are an unfulfilled person, it seeps into everything, including relationships. Being single is, in my opinion, one of the ways to break the unhealthy cycle and to start again. What better time to do some alone-stuff?
For me, I want to regain my smoking hot body. (Ok, I kid.) But I definitely want to become far fitter and healthier than I am now, and regain some of the hotness I lost during my relationship marathon.
I get a huge buzz from working out, but sloth means it's a constant battle to get out of the habit of being lazy! When you are in a relationship it is so easy to let yourself slip into couch potato mode and it's all about breaking the cycle.
SO - my secret weapon. Music.
Listening to great music really loud is my vice - I was recently gifted some awesome Sennheiser headphones* (which you can plug into your iPhone or laptop) which play music fantastically loud and pretty much block the world out. I'm wearing them in the top picture.
There is nothing like work-out playlist to really motivate you, so I've taken the liberty of constructing a 'Flabby Tum to Juicy Bum' set of tracks which you can subscribe to on Spotify too if you so wish! It's quite an eclectic mix and definitely caters to my taste of loud, shouty indie synth & drum and bass!
I promise you that if you find a playlist you love, getting to the gym won't seem like a chore. Or, in fact, anything that you set your mind to. That personal goal that eluded you - make a playlist dedicated to it, all about it, with lyrics from different songs that really speak to you (or a bassline that let's you legitimately pretend to be Rihanna dancing around in a lacey onsie. We've all done it)
Point being, that in making that playlist you have taken the first step to really nailing it. And once you've taken the first step, what you've got to do is keep putting one in front of the other.
I hope you enjoyed this post! It's a little more personal, so let me know if you like it. Til next time!
*I was gifted these as a PR sample but as always my opinions remain honest!