The count down to New Year is on. A New Year.. new resolutions. Now every year I make resolutions. Ones that are specific, measurable, assignable, relevant and time-based.
I write them in my Notes page on my phone and I look back at the end of the year to see how I did. I’ve already been through my old ones over a coffee with my husband and we laughed and talked about each one. Part of the fun is writing New Year resolutions and at the end of every year looking back and seeing what you achieved. I know some people think NYR are a-load of rubbish, but what’s wrong with having some new goals for the year, new hopes, dreams perhaps or just something that you hope to achieve.
Resolutions can come in many forms. Some people make a promise to change a bad habit, such as quitting smoking or eating less junk food. Other people make a promise to develop a positive habit, such as starting an exercise program, volunteering in their community, or recycling more.
I believe it’s always good to look forward. Not forget the past but learn from it. I have learn A LOT this past year. Mostly about myself and my little team. I mean we had a baby -there’s a lot you learn about yourself, your baby and your relationship.
My 2018 resolutions were;
✓ Keep up with the adventures
✓ Spend time with those you love
✓ Quality time
✓ Don’t compare
✓ Exercise: mind and body
✓ A picture a day
I’ve just been talking through each one with my Husband Thom, which again we do every year. Oh and if you were wondering, I’m pretty happy with how my 2018 resolutions went.
So what’s in store for next year? What goals, promises or habits do I want to achieve? Perhaps something I want to stop? Well I’m still trying to figure them all out but here is what I have come up with so far. I’m sorry they aren’t exciting or unique but they are honest, personal and true.
My 2019 Resolutions
- Get back into regular exercise that I enjoy.
- Make even more amazing memories with my 3 favourites.
- Make time for each other.
- Help the environment where I can.
- Read more Books.
- Only please those who please me.
- Take a class in something that interests me.
Before you say- of course I have the obvious exercise but seriously I used to work out like everyday and enjoy it, so it’s something that’s personal to me- and also I don’t think I can get away with ‘you’ve just had a baby you look amazing’ anymore.
I’m excited for 2019, there’s something nice about starting a new fresh year.
There’s lots in store for the Bones already. Adeline is turning 1- wait what!! Didn’t I just give birth? I am turning 29…ok 30 (Jesus Christ when did both of those things happen?) I’m returning back to work and we have two holidays already booked. Sounds alright so far doesn’t it?
So here’s to ringing in the New Year however you’re celebrating (I am going to have my feet up with my Husband, pooch and a sleeping Adeline with some good food, a bottle of champagne and some crappy tv).
A lot can happen in a year and between the good, the bad and the ugly, this may seem like an understatement for most.
So as glasses are raised and fireworks explode into the sky, it’s important to recognize the special symbolism this holiday brings with it. A time of new beginnings and fresh starts also comes with a time of reflection. Whether your resolutions consist of keeping your hands out of the cookie jar or giving your heartfelt word to work on relationships with loved ones, it can take work. And it can make all the difference to put these hopes into words and warm wishes. Seeing is believing.
Thank you for everyone who touched my heart in 2018. Here’s to another year!