So until last year, I never really ‘did’ New Year’s Resolutions. I thought they were lame. Why promise to change something just at the being of the year? Why not make resolutions throughout the year, try better yourself all the time? I used to bite my fingernails and one day just decided to stop. And it worked. I think if I had made it a resolution though, I would have failed.
I don’t know what changed last year, but I decided to make some resolutions. I supposed I needed some focus, something to work towards. And that’s important more this year than ever before. I suppose they were more goals that resolutions, I was trying to achieve something instead of just change something. These are the ones I did manage to achieve:
1. Cook 12 new meal dishes
2. Make 12 new dessert dishes
3. Watch 50 films I’ve never seen before
4. Start a blog!
The other stuff I didn’t get around to completing, like read 50 books (I got as far as finishing 14, plus starting another 10. I like to have several books on the go), my weight loss goal (though I gave it a good try) and visit 3 new countries (money restrictions prevented this unfortunately, otherwise I would have).
For this year, I think I’ll stick to similar enough goals, but I might modify them a bit. So here they are!
1. Cook 12 new savoury/dinner dishes
2. Make 12 new sweet dishes
3. Read 25 books
4. Watch 50 films I’ve never seen before
5. Eat more fruit and veg
6. Lose weight and exercise more (I do have a more specific goal than this, but I don’t want to talk about it just yet)
7. Write more on the blog
8. Get a job
I also want to learn a new skill, I haven’t decided what yet but I might start that a few months later, I don’t want to load too much on at one time.
Hope 2011 and is going well for all of you so far. What are your resolutions? Do you make them? Do you stick to them? Let me know!