I’ve always poo-pooed the idea. Why? Well, we make resolutions to improve some part of our lives, or those around us, and it seldom lasts beyond the end of January, let alone a year. Furthermore, shouldn’t we making such resolutions all year through, not on some arbitary date?
Having said that, I think I’ll try a few this time around.
- Be nicer. I mean, I’m not inherently evil, but perhaps I should make an effort to complain less, and smile more.
- Lose weight. Yeah, that old chestnut. Well, since my return from the US, I’ve put on 30lbs, and I really need to lose 50lb to regain my ideal weight. I’m going to try harder. No stupid ‘diets’. Just portion control, and more sensible food choices more of the time.
- Save more. Add more to my pension pot, save more for a rainy day. I’ve already made a start on that, by going to the pub a lot less (which helps #2 above too, of course).
- Be more productive. That means making better use of my time outside of current job. There never seems to be enough hours in the day to do everything I want to do as it is, so trimming the fat (no not referring to #2 above this time), is a good idea.
Happy 2015 to y’all.