Monday, 21 July 2014

Life Hacks: Doing Nothing

I think I have a serious case of procrastinating life. I'm not sure that that's even a real thing, but it's a self-diagnosis which is just as good. Every day I think of new, exciting, cool things that I want to do, and then about 10 minutes later I can't even peel myself off the settee to get food from the fridge, let alone do something interesting with my life. 

HOWEVER, I have decided that this is going to change. It's summer, I have all the time in the world, I've just got back from a week's holiday with my friends in Ayia Napa (admittedly not the most relaxing of holidays, and it's given me some form of cold/flu which isn't great), and I am ready to actually do things. Most of my life has been spent seeing other people do amazing things, and planning for a future that may never even happen. I always thought of myself as someone who did things and was self-motivated and all that, but recently it seems like I've just got stuck in a rut of nothingness. Now, it feels like time to get out of the rut. I have so many ideas that I need to put them into practice, and I want to make the most of my summer while I still have it. 

The only way I can think of making myself do things is to put them on the internet in the form of a blog post, and then hopefully I will actually stick to my goals because I know my mum will see this (hi, Jane), and she will constantly ask about how I'm doing with them. Cheers, mum. OK, here goes:
  1. I want to bake. I know I bake a lot already, but I want to bake properly. I want to make my own recipes, learn how to work with pastry, understand fiddly things I've never contemplated before. Therefore, I'm setting myself the goal of making one new and completely different recipe to anything I've ever done before each week. The updates will be posted on here (along with other, more simple recipes, because I'll be damned if I ever stop baking brownies).
  2. I want to make videos. I told myself ages ago that I was going to do this, and I even did wind up filming one (link here). It's something I've been wanting to do for so long, but I can never work up the energy/creativity/attention span to do it. Now, I will! So, recipe videos shall be featuring soon.
  3. I want to start being healthier. I promised myself I was going to go to the gym so much this summer, but it just hasn't happened yet. So, my goal is this: go to 3 gym classes a week, and get outside every single day. That's right, I'm going to go outside of the house. Brace yourselves.
  4. I want to become more politically literate, and more vocal in my opinions. I find it hard to argue with people in person, because my insides do a really annoying thing where my mouth dries up and my brain malfunctions and my heart feels like its going to explode. So, to avoid that, I shall be taking to the internet/my blog to vocalise my opinions on things that are important to me, as I have done a couple of times before (like this time). I'm also going to try and learn more about the world, maybe I'll even read a newspaper all the way through. Then again, maybe I won't.
So, there we have it. These are the 4 main things that come to my head right now. If I don't update my blog, or I just go silent again, comment on my posts and send me emails and shout at me on twitter or instagram and I will maybe feel guilty enough to do something. Hopefully, it won't come to that. 

Now, though, it's time I went to bed, seeing as I've had an average of 3 hours sleep each day for the past week!