This August marks the first time since I was five that I’m not going back to school. Which is weird. Still, as we transition into the fall, it’s a great time to revisit our daily routines and those pesky New Year’s resolutions — whether you’re starting a new school year or not. Here’s what I need to work on:
Getting Enough Sleep
For the first time since at least high school, I can set my own bedtime. I know when my alarm has to go off in the morning (give or take the snooze button) and since it’s like not I have readings or papers anymore, I should be able to get the right amount of sleep. Wrong. I stay up way too late too often, doing useless things like re-watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians. And really, that’s a terrible excuse to not get seven to eight hours of beauty sleep.
Wearing Makeup To Work
…speaking of beauty, since I don’t sleep well, I can’t help but sleep in, wake up groggy and rush out the door. Even when I’m lucky enough to make it to work on time, I still feel all frazzled. While I don’t mind going makeup-less (see everyday in college), giving myself time to primp in the morning definitely helps me feel more polished. And ultimately, that makes me feel more professional.
When it comes to fitness, I am lazy. I just am. I’ve been doing a better job watching what I eat, and it does make me feel better. Still, getting into the habit of exercising more than once every two months has proved impossible since graduating high school. I bought a jump rope at the beginning of the summer, and I’ve used it twice. There’s no reason I can’t pick it up during commercial breaks of my favorite shows.
I’ll keep this short and say that I moved into my house three months ago and still haven’t unpacked all my clothes. That’s a good visual. I’m sometimes surprised my boyfriend hasn’t made me sleep in the backyard or something.
Lovelies, what habits are you going to work on this fall?