New Years resolutions

I am not normally into these because they require attributes like motivation and planning. But the previous two years my thought processes went something like this: 

“you are not getting any younger, and exercise makes you happy, so this year you should take advantage of what is left of your youth and do as many sports as possible”.

Ha. Both times I got nasty injuries. This last year was particularly bad. I spent a considerable amount of it in bed. So I have scaled my resolutions down somewhat to more achievable goals:

1) if my body allows it, try and do some form of exercise, hopefully climbing

2) eat fewer chocolate digestives. Eat more of the chocolate toffee ones. They are better.

3) do not study. Try and get a life instead.

4) read more books and fewer blogs

5) keep blogging

6) try and write stuff. What stuff is, is vague as yet.

7) Moan 2% less about English weather than I did last year.

8) Do lots of handstands.

9) Try and be a nicer, kinder, better, more successful, more proactive, more confident, more positive person. 

10) When I fail miserably at achieving number 9 – do not beat myself up too much about it. At least I have a nice personality

11) and finally: try and unite some of my nice personalities into one. It is a bit crowded in here with all the voices talking at once. I aim for 3 personalities by the end of next year. Making decisions is too confusing with any more than that.

Anyone else feeling ambitious for the new year?

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Goblin
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 14:07:00

    Now those are some decent resolutions. I don’t ever do them actually – so yeah…my blank space is as interesting as it gets.


  2. Being Brazen
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 14:48:00

    great list – hope you can keep to most of it :)


  3. Miss T
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 15:57:00

    i like that you are not giving up biscuits completely :)


  4. Rox
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 16:09:00

    Very cool list, I haven’t even begun to ponder my resolutions.


  5. LadyFi
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 16:09:00

    Too funny! Aiming for no more than three conflicting personalities at once – a classic!I always resolve to be more patient and shout less…


  6. 6000
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 19:31:00

    Lady Fi: Does it ever work?Goblin was up at 08:07? WtF? Erm.. resolutions – I don’t usually bother. Not that I’m perfect (but pretty close), just that I can’t stand waiting til 1st Jan to make the changes I need to.


  7. Kitty Cat
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 20:54:00

    He he…nice list. I have given up on New Year’s Resolutions and just set goals throughout the year, small achievable ones.


  8. po
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 02:07:00

    6000: don’t forget it is 8:07 my time, making it after 10 for you lazy people…


  9. Moe Wanchuk
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 03:10:00

    I want to find a new job!I agree…you have a great personality:)


  10. redsaid
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 22:21:00

    In order to prevent failure, I’ll try and stick to those things that I already do extraordinary well: continue to languish in my bitterness; wallow in self-pity; don’t diet; avoid exercise at all cost; even procrastinate procrastination itself…


  11. po
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 22:36:00

    redsiad: I am aiming for roughly the same as you, I just cunningly tired to say it in a way that sounds like I am aiming to do something :)


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