New Year’s Resolutions. So nineties, right? They may be a little cliché, but there’s nothing wrong with making goals to become a better person, and what better time than at the start of a new year?
The trick is sticking to them. Very few people actually stick to their New Year’s Resolutions. What starts as a good intention becomes a nuisance when life gets in the way, or when something more tempting comes up.
That’s why this year I am making myself accountable. My trusty Filofax will be on hand to help me track my resolutions, and monitor my progress towards my goals, with regular checkpoints scheduled in the pages. I’m also going to make a goal tracker insert to go at the front, so I can be reminded of them whenever I open it.
My 2015 New Year’s Resolutions
So anyway, without further ado here are my 2015 New Year’s Resolutions. It may seem like a lot, but I’ve made one for each of the different life areas I want to improve in:
Make more effort to keep up with family. A phone call to chat, not just for specific reasons.
Give my undivided attention when listening to my partner, where possible (i.e. not while driving/cooking!).
Save more. Make regular savings for emergencies, or that “rainy day”.
Spend more time with friends. I’d like to say “I haven’t seen you in ages” less.
Be kind to my body. Drink more, sleep more, mobilise and relax. Stop neglecting the weaknesses!
Finally decorate those spare rooms (and get rid of the awful aubergine carpet).
Read more. At least one book per month.
Make more. At least one sewing project per quarter.
Photograph more. Use my camera for fun at least once per month.
Keep up with yoga. Achieve calm and focus in my practice.
Make that dream honeymoon a reality.
Learn more. Complete courses and increase company-specific knowledge.
Post more. Twice a week, if life allows. Interact with other bloggers more.
2015 Fitness Goals
As well as my New Year’s Resolutions, I’ve also decided to make some specific fitness goals to try and achieve in 2015.
- Get back comfortable with running – run commute and run with club, once each per week, or whenever possible (continuous goal)
- Get to grips with unsupported headstands and handstands – both by end of March 2015 (short-term goal)
- Improve body weight exercises – 5 strict pullups by end of June 2015 (medium-term goal)
- Increase air squat depth – below parallel by end of 2015 (long-term goal)
- Body weight clean and jerk – end of 2015 (long-term goal)
- Two thirds body weight snatch – end of 2015 (long-term goal)
And finally, inspired by posts by Elle (Keep It SimpElle) and Sarah (Running On Healthy), I will be tracking the miles I run over the course of the year, and seeing which countries/cities I would have reached. Feel free to make predictions in the comments – I’ll do a spot prize for the winner this time next year!
Anyway, that’s me over and out for 2014! Happy New Year, and may 2015 be all you hope for… it will, if you make it.
What about you? Are you making any New Year’s Resolutions or goals to achieve this year?