31 Dec 2013

20 Resolves to Change Your Life

It's that time of year again. Time to say goodbye to a year gone by, to welcome a brand new year. A time to look back, reflect and resolve.  A time to hope that all the resolutions will last longer this time round. Perhaps for the whole new year. And then we could just call them a lifestyle change instead.


I hereby do solemnly resolve to -
  • Eat less (of the trashy variety)
  • Eat more (of the healthy, vitamin-infused variety)
  • Drink less (of the alcoholic, caffeinated and fizzy kinds)
  • Drink more (of all other kinds, read water)
  • Exercise more (running circles around a toddler does not count)
  • Lose weight (fat, not muscle. Cellulite, not grey matter) 
  • Tackle housework before it piles up (not rugby-tackle the hoover in a fit of frustration)
  • Read more (browsing the internet does not count)
  • Write more (than just shopping lists)
  • Blog more (less of what I find humorous, more of what actually is)
  • More gentle parenting (less temper tantrums for all involved)
  • More interactive parenting (less reliance on CBeebies)
  • Take more photographs (selfies do not count)
  • Count more blessings (any reason not to really cry counts as a blessing. Maybe write them all down, just to jog memory when want to cry without good reason)
  • Limit screen time (includes smartphone screens)
  • Limit time on social media (actual phone calls are exempt)
  • Less whinging (see 'Count more blessings')
  • Less whining (see 'Less whinging') 
  • Stay cool, calm, collected (unhassled, unfrazzled, unbothered by anything)
  • Transform into La Goddess Domestique (not a Stepford Wife)

Ambitious? Yes. This time next year, I will be a new me. Reinvented, refreshed, nearing the big 4-0, and hopefully past this mid-life crisis thing!



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24 comments:

  1. Love this - made me chuckle be ause every single point resonated!! Thanks so much for linking up with #SavouringtheSeason

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  2. This made me chuckle... Mainly because every single point resonates with me! Thanks for linking up to #SavouringtheSeason

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    1. Glad I made you smile Claire :-D Thanks for hosting such a festive linky x

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  3. Good luck, I too could have written this list!

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    1. Am going to need all the luck in the world for that list to work! So thanks x

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  4. Brilliant! I just realised I was nodding all the way through that - I need to do the majority of those things as well. Here's to attempting some! Happy New Year :)

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    1. Thanks Charly. Let's hope this time next year we can say, "Done that!" x

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  5. Brilliant list! I have a number of those on mine too....we did a 'blessings jar' this year - a great exercise for us all :)

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    1. Like the sound of a blessing jar. Just helps keep the focus, I suppose.

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  6. Excellent list :) I did a gratitude jar for 2013, helps focus on the positive, good luck and enjoy! #pocolo

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    1. Thank you. Yes, you are right. We do need to stay focused on all the positives when the world is going crazy around us.

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  7. haha! brilliant... I really should do some of these things.. hmmmmm lol... #pocolo

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    1. Go on then, Leanne :-) The New Year is just 3 days old. They'll still count as new year resolutions!

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  8. hahaha! That made me chuckle!!
    Good luck with your resolutions! x

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  9. That's quite a list!! Good luck with it all :-) #PoCoLo

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    1. Thanks Gina. Like I said, I am looking for a lifestyle change!

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  10. An inspiring list indeed. Happy New Year! Helen

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    1. Thanks Helen. Happy New Year to you as well.

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  11. Yes, yes and yes!! All me too! I am so determined to make sure I don't have to say all this this time next year! Thank you so much for linking to PoCoLo and for your support x

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    1. I have said it too many times in the past. am determined this time. Or so I say :-D

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  12. Wow, good luck with making all that happen! And when (not if, when) you succeed, please tell me how you did it, so I could steal all your great ideas and do (most of) your list too!
    Have a wonderful 2014!

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  13. Good luck! Plenty of these are on my list too.

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