I’m not one for New Years resolutions as such – like a lot of people i don’t see the point of making big changes just because it’s the New Year. If you want to do something badly enough then just do it anyway right?
The problem is that most people resolve to do things they don’t actually want to do but think they should, mainly giving stuff up (drinking, swearing, big macs etc) yawn. I won’t set resolutions but i have been thinking about goals – positive changes or things i want to do or achieve in 2014. This is them.
1, Chill the f*ck out a bit more. I read of heard the mantra ‘everybody is fed and nobody is dead’ somewhere and it has stayed with me. As an daily objective it is much more achievable and means you you can end the day ‘feeling’ like you are winning.
2, Reclaim a bit of my old life. Now the baby mostly (shouldn’t be saying this!) sleeps through the night and is happy enough to be palmed off on various family members it would be good to have the odd night away. We can go do foolish things while they go any annoy someone else ;)
3, Channel my creative energies (i.e do a bit of drawing or something). I did an art course in printing last month and it was so relaxing to have something to focus my mind on outside of the kids/home. This blog is also a fantastic outlet for that and i hope i am still here this time next year.
4, Go on a great holiday. F starts school in September (yikes) so from now until then is the last time we can enjoy off peak travel prices. I have no idea what we will be able to afford when we are paying 3 x the going rate and the baby requires his own plane seat. So yeh, a blow out holiday before the little buggers get too big.
5, I don’t really have a 5 but at the same time i need to do lists in 5’s or 10’s so eeek. Oh, try to refrain from being OCD about unimportant things (oops). Um be nicer to the cat, or should that be nicer to the husband? Ok – be nicer to the cat and the husband!
Happy New Year! :)
**************P.S. I have TWO books out now! You can nab them on Amazon here or in all good bookshops and supermarkets :)