Archive for January, 2012

New Year’s Resolutions

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

This year I've made a couple or three New Year's resolutions. They aren't usually very effective for me - the beginning of the year is a busy time so it's easy to forget your plans before you've really had a chance to begin.

This year my resolutions are to:

1. Get back into the gym as I really let that slip over the last quarter of 2011.

2. Sort out my office. It has decades of detritus from old projects, books, builds, etc etc so sorting through it just turns into a trip down memory lane - and there goes the tidying. The real solution is a new bigger office which can double as a studio. This is a project that has been on the back burner for a good few years now - time to bring it back to the boil!

3. Find some friends. No I'm not saying I don't have any friends - I have lots spread out all over the world! - it's just that none of them are local to me as I've either moved away from them or they have moved away from here. But I wonder if it isn't a type of laziness that it is easier to cultivate and maintain long distance friendships than it is to get out and meet new people??  So in 2012 I will get out there - no matter how excruciating it feels to wear my 'Be my friend' hat out into the big, wide world. Time to crash and burn!!

And here's a tip if resolutions are not your thing - Don't make New Year's Resolutions for 2012 - make them for 2013!!
In 2011 I didn't make resolutions at all. But I did have a really productive year.

Instead of resolutions I made a list of things that I wanted to have achieved by the end of 2011. And I'm happy to report that I acheived a good 90% of what I set out to do. So a good tip for anyone for whom resolutions don't really work is to think about where you'd like to be next year. That way, all is not lost if you still find yourself smoking or eating sugar or whatever well into the month of January. No need to give up, because your resolutions aren't for now - they're for the entire year. It really works too!

Make it a date to look at your list on the first day of every month to see how you're getting on!

Good luck!

And have a very happy and productive New Year!! 🙂

Do you have any New Year's resolutions (or things you want to have achieved by the end of 2012) that you'd like to share? I'd love to hear from you! 

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