Have You Started Your New Year Resolutions Yet?

We’re well into January now and so those New Year Resolutions we made should presumably have begun.  Of course that’s not always how it works!  January is busy and you may be like me and finding it difficult to cget back into routine again, never mind starting on resolutions.

Why Is It So Hard To Start

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The problem with New Year resolutions is that they are so vague.  It’s hard to know where to start when you simply say ‘give up chocolate’ or ‘travel more’.  You’ll never start anything unless you narrow it down a little!

Have a look at these New Year resolutions tips for success from Shepherds Friendly, they have some fab advice!  Try narrowing down that ‘give up chocolate’ to only eating a treat of chocolate once a week by April.  Now I imagine if you think you need to give up chocolate you are likely to be eating it more than once a day?  I know I do, eek!  Begin by making a plan to reduce your chocolate intake week by week until your end date.  Keep track of your process and celebrate your successes without ruining your plan.

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Now, what about ‘travel more’?  Why not narrow it down too, something along the lines of ‘travel away from home once a month’.  That would give you a chance for either weekends away or longer periods of time depending on your availability.  This isn’t that difficult to implement, but you definitely need to print or get a digital copy of a calendar and shade out all the days you can’t travel due to other commitments.  Decide the best dates each month for travel and where you would like to go.  You can choose a variety of trips, from staying with friends and family, camping, hotels and self catering.  Stay in your own country or travel abroad, it’s usually best to mix it up so you don’t go over any budgets.  Enjoy planning and a fantastic year of travel!

No Resolutions Yet?

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If you are like me and have no resolutions yet, then check out our list here for something that catches your eye.

  • Get fit – Perhaps lose 10 pounds by the next wedding you’re invited to?
  • Eat healthier – Narrow it to eating less sugar and more fruit and veg?
  • Save more money – Maybe it could be save £2000 for a family holiday?
  • Get Outdoors – Go for a cycle/walk every Sunday?
  • Learn a new language – Be able to understand and hold a basic conversation in Spanish?
  • Take up a class – Go to an art class once a week?
  • Decorate the house – Decorate the bedrooms by Halloween?
  • De-clutter – De-clutter one room each month of the year?
  • Spend more time with the kids – Dedicate a whole day at the weekend for the kids?
  • Get off the phone – Take off the Facebook and Twitter apps and put it away during meals?
  • Read more – Choose one book a month to read?

What Are You Waiting For?

So why are you still reading this?!  Get on with the planning and make those resolutions a reality!  It’s really not so hard when you just break it down a little bit!

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  1. January 23, 2018 / 9:09 am

    Definitely going to try reading more. Trying really hard to get into The Fellowship of the Ring but it’s hard but I know once I get past the beginning it’ll be a fast track to finishing?

    Thank you for the tips xx

    • January 24, 2018 / 10:25 am

      I found the Fellowship of the Ring hard to get into and gave up in the end, which is terrible really! Hope you do better than I did! 🙂

  2. January 23, 2018 / 10:53 am

    Great ideas, it is definitely more beneficial to have specific aims rather than general ones. Losing 10lbs by the next wedding would be a good one for me as my sister is getting married in June!

    • January 24, 2018 / 10:21 am

      Eeek, that’s exciting! I’m sure you can lose it though, you’re always out exercising! 🙂

  3. January 30, 2018 / 12:04 am

    Some great ideas there, Jenny!

    So far I’m keeping up with mine – keep blogging, keep exercising and lose more weight! Let’s do this!

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