Friday, 30 December 2011

New Year's Resolutions

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Sometimes I feel like I spend too much time wishing my life away. I'm not having any major crisis, don't worry(!) but I feel like this year I've spent too much time waiting for the weekend/next month/the time when I'm less busy/another day when I'm feeling more like it and it's not really the way I want to live my life.

So my New Year's resolution this year is to do something new every week. It doesn't have to be a big thing - I totally count cooking a new meal or visiting somewhere I've never been before, but I want to get to the end of each week and not just say 'oh, I didn't do much, just went to work, that sort of thing...' when someone asks me what I've been up to.

I am of the opinion that you don't have to achieve your resolution exactly to win the resolution game - it's enough that it changes the way you live, even a little bit, for the better. Last year I made a number of Blogging Resolutions and although I didn't achieve them all (blogging five times a week was never realistically going to happen!) I feel like having those goals to aim for did make me a better blogger this year.

So see you in a year, and hopefully I'll be able to tell you what a great one it's been - and what awesome things I've done! What's your resolution for 2012?

ps starting early my new thing for this week was to try a graze box - it's delicious! If you want to try one for free I have some freebie codes - email me and I'll send you one!

pps this is my 600th blog post! How ridiculously amazing is that?!

24 comments:

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

Your resolution is a great idea, and definitely something I want to put into practice too! I always end up thinking I've wasted the weekend or not doing anything interesting when it is possible (even on a budget). xx

Alice said...

I'm with you Harriet, it's always another weekend...another month for me. But right about now I think it's time to make the change and in turn discover a lot more.

Have a wonderful new year xxx

CaramelLatteKiss said...

What a good idea! I can't wait to hear what new things you try.
This is a great resolution, I think most of us are guilty of doing very little with our time, and get preoccupied wishing ahead to later plans.

Becky C. said...

Sounds a great plan! I really recommend a book called 'The Power Of Now', basically encouraging living in the moment rather than wishing half your life away :)

I really want a Graze box but unfortunately my housemate already got one and it's limited to one per household..they do look very tasty!

LilyLipstick said...

Your resolution is such a great idea, I don't usually make resolutions but I like the idea of trying one new thing each week. Good luck with your goal! I love Graze boxes, so yummy. x

Kayleigh said...

I love your resolutions, I made a similar one last year because I too was fed up of seemingly not having anything to show for my days!

I put together a small calendar/journal which I told myself I had to write a line or two in every single day listing something good about the day; even if it was something really minor like seeing a pretty sunset. I'm proud to say that I have kept it up and there have only been a couple of days where I couldn't think of anything to note down; but it has really helped me to appreciate the small things in life and also made me actively think about little things to do in my days so that I would have something to put in my journal!

daisychain said...

I love the idea of doing something new every week, might steal that idea!

bettyscandretti.com said...

Ah, the age-old problem - I know it well! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Jo said...

I know exactly what you mean. Other than going to work I feel I didn't do very much worth noting this year so I should join you with the resolutions! Congrats with the 600th post and best wishes for the new year!

Sherin said...

I love graze boxes. They're delicious.
Doing something new every week is a fab resolution! Good luck.

Molly ♥ said...

That's a good resolution.
Congratulations on post 600 such a great landmark to hit for the end of 2011 (: Happy New Year !

Vicki said...

hey hun im determined to try and stick to my resolutions this year. just nto sure what they are yet! eat more vegetarian, write a journal and learn & make the most of video recorder i got for xmas r a few :) x

fritha louise said...

What a great resolution! I'm trying to figure out mine, but I'm coming up with a more than a little unrealistic mega long list!

tiny dancer said...

Wowza! 600?! congrats girl :) I have been also thinking about doing my resolutions for this year (actually the first year I've ever decided to do them!!! :O ) fingers crossed that 2012 treats us well :)

Thanks for visiting my blog <3 and happy new year!
Tasia
http://rufflesandsequins.blogspot.com

Emily @ Wardrobe Block said...

I love this resolution! I keep meaning to try graze too, it looks so yummy!

Jodie said...

I love the idea trying something new every week. I tried something similar this year, and although I didn't stick to it as much as I hoped, it was great fun to do loads of things that I'd been putting off, although this year I need to try not to put things off so much!!

And yey for getting graze boxes - I'm slightly addicted to them! Keep an eye out for all of the new lines they add, there's been some really good ones lately.

xx

Audrey Allure said...

I've did that most of this year & it definitely makes life more exciting :) Hope you have a spectacular NYE & New Year's!

Ash Louise said...

I think thats really a fantastic new year resolution, I hope youll be able to keep it and try a thousand and one new things. Happy new year dear

Jessa Belle said...

That sounds like a wonderful resolution! My husband and I are planning to do the same. Happy New Years Eve!

Love & Lollies... Jessa

Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa

confusedbrit said...

I completely agree that this is a good attitude to have in general, and whilst I'm resolved to not make any actual resolutions this year, I think to be able to not have weeks where I'm like 'oh didnt really do anything this week' would be a very good thing indeed!!

confusedbrit said...

I completely agree that this is a good attitude to have in general, and whilst I'm resolved to not make any actual resolutions this year, I think to be able to not have weeks where I'm like 'oh didnt really do anything this week' would be a very good thing indeed!!

life/style/flash. said...

One of my resolutions is to do something new every week too! Life's too short, we have to live it!!

Happy 2012!

life/style/flash.

Kimberlee said...

hehe I agree...baby steps!
Happy New Year!

Style Eyes Ethical Fashion Blog said...

Yes it is definitely better to live in the moment. I struggle with this a little too. Perhaps that should be my resolution to live for now.

Well done on 600 posts, that is amazing. Happy New Year.