Early New Year's Resolutions. Have A Walking Holiday!

Taking time to stay slow paced and relaxed on your holiday is vital. We're all yearning to escape reality and take some precious me-time. In day to day life, I've tried desperately to adopt a no-rush, calm and serene lifestyle. I try to stay ahead of schedules, take my time with day to day tasks and hopefully alleviate niggling health troubles and also mental anxieties. Being on holiday can be just the same. Taking things at your own pace, wandering through the exciting destinations you get to and truly soaking up the essence of the city or country you're in.

Inntravel, the 'slow holiday people' have launched an exciting campaign, #ResolutionsUpdate which is focusing on booking yourself a magical winter holiday, where you can take things at your own leisure and enjoy the winter beauty. After the Christmas slog, January is my favourite month for a regeneration and a new start. Traveling is always on the top of my New Year's resolution list, and any list for that matter, it's a brilliant way to learn about new cultures and broaden your horizons, which assist in every day life and you can easily adopt this to your career and lifestyle. Here are some ways you can create some simple tips to create a happy, healthy and active New Year well in advance. I'm taking part in this campaign because I thoroughly believe we should all start the New Year right, because it can be one of the most depressing times of year; with all the festivities over, back to work and very little to look forward to; which is why it's so important to get those holidays booked and get motivated, even with the smallest of things you desire. Here are some of my top tips to sticking to a healthy resolution:

1. Buy A Planner - get a planner/diary for the next year and begin to work out when you could travel, penciling in dates for your adventures. It's always good to have a diary on you, and preferably one that allows you to make lists. Take January first; think about the days you can set aside to either travel, socialise or take days to be creative and healthy.

2. Save Up In Advance - Put a little bit of money towards your adventure as early as possible, for example right now. Ask for money for Christmas instead of gifts and put it into a travel pot. Take a little browse some walking holidays for some inspirations on locations for the perfect walking holiday. Anyone who has been to Spain before will know it's a perfect place to spend some slow quality time with friends and family, whilst breathing in that clear air!

3. Buy Some Active Wear - This will make you feel immediately more in the zone with being active and feeling ready to be at one with nautre. Comfortable yoga pants or riding pants - another great thing to add to your list, and once you're dressed for the occasion, you're going to feel much more in the mood for travel. A nice warm coat is always a must, preferably with a hood as January can be chilly and it's good to be snug and prepared!

Last year my New Year's Resolutions were:

  • Travel more - I certainly have travelled more, and plan to keep this as a top priority for the foreseeable future. Travelling is one of my biggest passions.
  • Eat less sweet things - That didn't happen. My addiction to peanut M&Ms is still gigantic.
  • Socialise more - Again, that has sloped off past February but we must all make the effort.
  • Redesign my blog - This happened, although just recently, but I was inspired by travelling to change my blog and to create a more travel inspired blog!
  • Do more charity work -This is ongoing but I believe we can all contribute, even if that means picking up little bits and bobs in local charity shops.

What are your New Year's Resolutions plans? What were your 2017 and how is it going so far for you?

*This post was written in collaboration with Inntravel.