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I absolutely love making resolutions. I think I'm possibly a bit too obsessed with improving myself, and being in the middle of reading The Happiness Project - a book about a writer who spends a year trying to make herself happier - doesn't help, but each year I make about 20. My success in keeping them has been middling.
The best resolutions have been the ones that have been habit forming - two years ago I gave up drinking sugar in my coffee and haven't had a grain since, and the worst have been over ambitious - last year I said I would do a new thing every week. That stopped about three weeks into January!
This year my resolutions are hopefully both habit forming and realistic:
1. To go running twice a week before work. I just don't have a running routine and I find it hard to fit it in in the weekends and evenings, so I think before work is the only way I'm actually going to make exercise a habit rather than something I do occaisionally.
2. See something cultural once a month. How is it I live in the capital city and hardly ever actually see the exhibitions and shows I promise myself I will?
3. Read on the way to work. Since Virgin Media put wifi on the tube I spend all my commute looking at my phone screen, and in 2012 I feel like I read hardly any books. From now on I'm going to make sure I have a book with me (helped by the fact you now have to pay for said wifi!) and read instead.
What are your resolutions?