Friday 1 January 2016

Doing Away With The Resolutions

happy new year

Hello 2016. I don't know about you but every year I do the same as most and set myself some new years resolutions/goals and I can almost guarantee that the majority of the population (myself included) won't stick with them, realistically we'll be lucky to reach the end of the first week in January.

And the trouble with not sticking with them is that inevitable disappoint with yourself for quitting too soon, not trying harder. Ultimately you end up feeling just as bad as you did in the previous year, which makes me think what is the point?

A couple of years ago I think I managed to succeed in one of my targets and really I can't even take the credit for it, the home improvements that I wanted to happen were actually made by my lovely husband.

Some may say nothing ventured, nothing gained but as with most "traditions", new years resolutions have just become a part of the norm but I've come to the conclusion that they just aren't necessary.

We end each year by setting ourselves these targets, grasping at ideas in ways to improve ourselves and our lives in some way when sometimes if you sit back and think about it for a little while you will come to the realisation that actually your life is actually pretty good as it is already.

Why can't we just be happy with our slice of life?

My musings have led me to the conclusion that this year I am saying a silent f*ck you to resolutions, none of this new year, new me bollocks. I want to become a go with the flow kind of girl. If I want to be a little bit healthier, perhaps exercise a touch more, I'll be doing it because I want to not because of some notion I've created on the 31st of December.

I want to be able to look back on this year and not feel regret or upset that things haven't gone how I envisioned as I saw the new year in.

So here's to 2016, the year of giving less f*cks and enjoying all the unknowns that are coming my way!



  1. Oh I hear you. I've given up on Resolutions too. Silly targets ;)

  2. I'm totally not doing resolutions at all. I have some goals to work towards this year but they carried over from what I started last year!


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