Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Years resolutions.

Hmmm… So it’s day 4 of the New Year (already!) and I thought I should share my resolutions with you so far.

I, like many people, have had mixed success with resolutions in the past. I have the best of intentions, you must understand, but they just seem to fall by the wayside after a few weeks.

More often than not they tend to be negative: stop buying clothes, lose weight, don’t eat chocolate etc. and so on, and so forth and I think this has an impact on me being able to pull through. This year I have decided to be a little more constructive. Rather than stopping, I want to start. Rather than giving up, I want to take up. You get the drift!

With that in mind, here is a selection of the best of the best:

Being kinder to myself. I have to stop questioning and second guessing my decisions and have more faith in the Universe and The Grand Plan. This was a resolution last year and I plan on continuing with it this year.

Putting myself first. I’ll no longer be the doormat that I used to be, allowing people to walk all over me and my feelings. This is an important one for me and I’ll be seeking out some help with it.

A new hobby. I’m planning on doing a bit of study this year and I’m hoping it will lead to an increased interest in something new. More on that a bit later!

Thinking about purchasing decisions. With our big move coming up I need to think more rationally about clothing and how much I really need that new dress. I’m not likely to have a lot of storage in our interim place so it’s definitely a consideration for this year. That doesn’t mean I won’t shop (settle down readers!!), I’ll just get better at making choices, that’s all. And perhaps not buying 5 black dresses a week, for example.

I have a few more personal resolutions that I won’t be sharing here but rest assured they are along the same lines as this. Hopefully the switch to more positive resolutions will mean they are somewhat easier to achieve and keep working on.

What are your resolutions poppets?



Semi Expat said...

Oh Miss Kitty you are so lovely - great resolutions and you make me smile too (not buying 5 black dresses in a week!).
Realised I don't have any resolutions yet this year, perhaps I should. I love that Janet from A Gardeners Cottage (one of the blogs I follow) has a resolution that is to "Have more Fun" - that is a positive one too. Great. X

Sydney Shop Girl said...

You are always so wise!

I wholeheartedly agree with your positive resolutions.

Mine are along the same vein.

Oh, and to not get so stressed about things I can't control.

SSG xxx

Sydney Shop Girl blog

Not Quite Nigella said...

Good thinking! I like the non punishing type of resolution and realistically speaking, it will absolutely enhance your life a lot more! Happy new year Miss Kitty! And I wish you all the best with the family situation too :)

TheStylishShoeGirl said...

I agree with all your comments and will be putting your number 2 into place in my resolution list...
Each year I make resolutions that I easily give in on, generally in the first week like: no junk food, no clothes purchasing etc, so this year, I want my resolutions to be more realistic.
Happy New Year!!! x