Boxing Day 2015

Days after Christmas is the time we all make New Year’s resolutions. Exercise more, read more, focus better. We strive to add many extra things to our schedule, often forgetting that we are already stretched to the limit and simply do not have anything more to give. In my opinion, most New Year’s resolutions fail not because we lack willpower but mainly because we do not have enough bandwidth left. If you want to do more, you have to start doing less.

Between having a full-time job, running a blog, and trying to survive on my own in a big city, I simply do not have much time for any new activities to my daily routine. Something’s gotta give. Perhaps, it will be my perfectionism? My desire to always take perfect pictures, write perfect sentences, or post at perfect times?

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to walk the NHS-recommended 10,000 steps a day. Last night, just around twilight, I put on my most comfortable trainers, grabbed my dog, and headed to the River while snapping my way through every picture opportunity I could get.

We walked all the way to Albert Bridge (my favourite spot in London), through some part of King’s Road and Fulham, stopping on the way to admire shop windows (including these perfect Little Dax shoes), Christmas decorations, daisies, and mimosas. The entire exercise took us 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete, and we were home soon enough to drink cappuccino by the fire and work on my assignment for the Learning How to Learn online course I’m currently taking.

Actually, last week this course was ranked the #1 most popular free online course for professionals by Business Insider and #1 Most Popular MOOC of All Time by “Online Course Report.” Do wish me luck with this week’s assignment!

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