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 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. 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. 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?
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?