Resolutions 2013

I’m a little wary of New Years Resolutions. It’s took me about 22 years to realise that ultimately I never keep my New Years Resolutions let alone actually even remember what they are by the time the following January comes around. I mean honestly, how many of you actually remember what you resolved to do at the start of 2012? These all important resolutions seem to slip into nothingness within the space of a month or two and soon enough we are all preoccupied with some first world problems. But ย three days into the New Year, as I realise that for the first time in my life I haven’t actually resolved to do anything it makes me quite sad. New Years Resolutions are really about hope- the idea that you can change something in your life if you really want to, and that this new year brings with it a world of possibility- and if I don’t make any, then I loose that all important symbol of hope for the coming year.ย So, here are my 2013 resolutions-

10. Blog- As in, I should do it more often. I have missed blogging a great deal and whilst I may be drowning in a world of essays, dissertations and exams, blogging is very rewarding and it makes me spelling lyk, so mch btr.

9. ย Read 20 books- I don’t have the time for 100 but last year’s challenge made me realise just how much I have missed making reading a part of my life- and I want to keep it that way.

8. Count my pennies- Cause every penny counts.

7. Treat my hair better- I have long curly hair that I’m trying to grow even longer (I’m pretty sure I wanted to be Rupunzel as a child and I can’t seem to let this go) however this requires me to invest a bit more time in loving my locks.

6. Water – I’ve been trying to un-addict myself from diet coke for the past 2 years- 3rd time lucky?

5. Eat better- Because cookies are nice but so is celery.

4. Exercise 5-6 times a week- because I’ll probably end up eating cookies instead of celery.

3. Talk more with friends and family- I’m terrible at staying in contact with all my nearest and dearest- which needs to change.

2. Pray more- Whatever your beliefs, prayer, meditation or just reflection is a great way to re-centre at the beginning or end of every day.

1. Prioritize my degree- because in the next 150 days I have to somehow gain the one major qualification that will determine a large portion of my future. No pressure.

What are you, my lovely readers, resolving to do in this lovely new year in which the world has not ended?


7 Comments to “Resolutions 2013”

  1. I like these goals – they’re good but also reasonable and achievable! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Mine are to change to a healthier lifestyle, as I have several serious health problems that would all benefit from eating and exercising healthier; to wipe my credit card clean and boost my savings as much as possible; to write at least a short story each month, focusing on quality rather than quantity this time; to read 30 books; learn to speak and write Swedish; and lastly to visit (around mid-year) Sweden, and possibly at the end of the year move there. Yes, the latter may have something to do with a girl… ๐Ÿ˜›
    Actually, the more I think about it, the more I realise 2013 is kind of a massive year for me! And all this on top of the normal craziness of being a teacher…oh geeze…

    • Hahaha, possibly something to do with a girl ๐Ÿ˜› 2013 is a big year for me too! I hope it all goes very well for you! :)x

      • Well I mean let’s be honest, there’s not many reasons a man would leave a country like Australia, with all his friends and family etc here (although all my relatives are in UK but still), to go to a country like Sweden, which beautiful as it might be is the opposite in every way possible. But yeah, a girl is one of the few reasons. ๐Ÿ˜› And being born in England will probably make it somewhat easier for me to do, too ๐Ÿ™‚
        It sounds like a huge year for you, especially finishing uni – that is massive! Good luck to you with it all, I’m sure you’ll cruise through it all! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Honestly I think the learning Swedish bit will be the hardest part. Moving to Sweden for a girl isn’t that bad, but what you do there largely depends on your ability to master the language right? So I’m plugging for you on the mastering the language part!

      • Well this is true. Although they all speak English increasingly well (she speaks it so fluently you’d never guess she was a Swede), I think knowing their first language will still be very important, especially if I do decide to remain an English teacher when I move there. Thank you, nag me often about it through the year hahaha, I have a lot to learn very quickly.
        But right now….I’m trying to survive what is (possibly) the hottest day in Australian history (as an average across the country). ๐Ÿ˜› I want colder weather dang it…

  2. Your resolutions seem to almost match mine completely! I need to set up a blog schedule, exercise more, and concentrate on finishing up school all together! Going to be a busy year, but it shouldn’t be boring ;). Welcome back to the blogging world and can’t wait to read more of your posts and good luck with your new resolutions.

    • Thank you for following my blog! Yes, i have now installed an app on my chrome browser called ‘Stay Focused’ which pretty much blocks all the ‘bad’ sites in my life during the working day, and only gives me 20 minutes on them in the day in total, which hopefully will help my productivity. Good luck with your resolutions!

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