New Year’s Resolutions 2015

New yearI’ve never really been one for new year’s resolutions. But this year, I feel the need to set some. I think that maybe it’s because some of the months of 2014 have been lost in a sleep deprived haze. I had a new baby, so that’s ok. But I feel the urge to be more organised in 2015, so here goes.

  1. Lose weight. (I know how terribly cliché of me), not only lose weight but get fitter too. Not run a marathon fit, but overall healhtier.
  2. Start up my own business. I qualified as a Cambridge Consultant last summer, so intend to start taking clients this year and I’m very excited about it.
  3. De-clutter. Ok, not so easy with a house overrun by primary coloured plastic, but clutter is taking over my house and I want to streamline a little – as much as the toys will let me!
  4. Go back to my singing lessons. I really miss them and gave them up when I was about 8 months pregnant with Aria because I just found it too tricky. As Aria has been (understandably) very fussy, I haven’t been able to return yet. I hope I can manage it in the next couple of months.
  5. Get more organised. I used to be so organised, I used to manage big budgets and multiple client accounts, then I had children and gave up work. I just need to start writing to-do lists again and planning my time more effectively and less hap-hazard. I have even dug my filofax out again ;-).
  6. Blog more. I really wanted to get this blog properly going again last year and I did ok for a while then the third timester of my pregnancy hit and of course Aria arrived and I didn’t do so well. Ideally I would like to post something at least once a week, or even more, that would make me happy.
  7. Read more. Last year I read 31 books. To some people I know this probably sounds a lot. But compared to the previous year’s 67, it was very low for me. For 2015 I have set myself the goal of reading 50 books.
  8. Hug my babies lots. I read somewhere that you should aim to hug your children 12 times a day (apologies I can’t remember where to share). I tried to count the other day and gave up, but I do find when my toddler is having a bad day, sometimes the best thing I can do is sit down with him for a while and hug him. So this strikes me as a lovely and rewarding resolution to have :-).

Maybe I should view this more as a to-do list?

Wish me luck!

What are your resolutions?

5 thoughts on “New Year’s Resolutions 2015”

  1. So many of those fit my list too! Lose weight, get fitter, be more organised, read more. I intend to take up piano again and learn some more pieces and also more art work. And definitely, most definitely hug my gorgeous grandchildren whenever I can

  2. I am not a great one for New Year resolutions – I try making them through the year when the need to change become imperative!

    18 months ago I resolved to loose weight for my daughters wedding which was last year – I lost 2 stone by eating natural foods, keeping a food diary and visiting a weight loss coach once a week.

    After another year of dilly dallying and only loosing half a stone this year I have resolved to reach my goal weight before we move house in September – so another 3 stone to go.

    I kicked things off this year with a week of only having juice or soup to shift the Christmas excess. It worked a treat. Now I plan start every month with a similar week.

    I hugged my children lots when they were growing up and now they always hug me when we meet up – it’s great!

    You should also tell your children that you love them – preferable at least once a day.

  3. @Hilary oh yes you should start up your piano again 🙂 good luck with yours! X

    @Ruth thanks for stopping by 🙂 I’m intrigued as I haven’t come across a weight loss coach before. Other than weighing and encouragement what did you cover? Was it a counselling session too? Good luck with your weightloss this year!

    I should say for clarity but I do hug my children loads, but I just wanted to add that one in there and I agree an I love you at least every day is very important.


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