This year, the overall goal is to be a better version of myself. Listed below are my declarations for self-improvement.
I will see the world.
This year, my friends and I plan to travel together to Baguio for the Pengabenga festival. Hopefully, our plans to visit Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia will also materialize. I plan to see as much of the world as possible. I'm also planning a trip to Quezon with another group of friends. During my free time, I'm always browsing blogs and online magazines for unconventional places to visit especially here in the Philippines. A top entry in my bucket list? The beaches in Calatagan.
I will reward myself.
I will reward myself.
Yes, that's right. I will reward myself with material things. After being told in college repeatedly that my shopaholic tendencies were getting out of hand, I had to force myself to be more frugal. Being the extremist that I am, I took it a little too far and in the end, neglected myself. This year I plan to strike a balance by limiting trips to the spa once every month. Still, I will make it a point to reward myself after I finish a project or achieved something.
I recently received outstanding feedback from our client regarding my performance for the last quarter of 2014 so I plan to buy myself a pair of cute loafers as a reward. I checked out ZALORA, and I had to restrict myself from ordering every pair. Their extensive collection makes it difficult to choose just one. In the end, I think I'm going with this one.
I will exercise more and eat healthier.
With the recent worsening of my gastritis and acid reflux, I decided to change my lifestyle. Currently, my friends are planning to play badminton twice a week and run during weekends. I'm also saying good riddance to junk food and caffeinated drinks. It's really difficult since I am coffee-loving binge-eater. Good thing, I have found Go! Salads in Eastwood. If you ever find yourself in the area, I suggest you try out their salads and smoothies. The Bayani salad and Jeepney smoothie are my favorites. Throw in a red velvet cupcake if you're feeling indulgent.
I will attend a class to improve myself.
Yes, I want to attend weekend classes this year. Particularly, I will be enrolling in PETA's Weekend Workshops for musical theater. It's one of my greatest loves, so I hope the class goes well.
Lastly, I will read, reflect and pray every morning.
I believe the best way to improve myself is to look and listen to closely to what the Almighty Father wants for me. Thank God for this book, Living Water. It's my daily guide in reflecting God's Word. This is my second year using this book. It was extremely beneficial for me last year. You can get a copy at National Bookstore for less than 200 Pesos.