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Tuesday 10 January 2023

What I think of New Year's resolutions

 A nice topic to follow on from last week. As I said then, I tend to use the same resolutions every year, simply because I know I'll do them.

I used to decide things like go to the gym, work out five times a week, lose weight and learn to cook new recipes. These always went nowhere. Like many people, I would quit the gym at the end of January, would never remember to work out inside the house, and while I did occasionally manage to lose weight, the cooking of new recipes would never last either. I think I managed one, it came out terrible and I gave up. I am not a cook.

So I stick to challenges that match what I enjoy so that I'll definitely do them. Reading more, watching more films, going to the theatre more, trying new foods. They're all things that I do anyway so it doesn't hurt to do more of them. I'm also challenging myself to finish off Agatha Christie's catalogue - I've read most of them now (including all the Poirots, Marples and Tommy and Tuppences) but have a few left still.

So what do you think of New Year's Resolutions?

15 comments:

  1. I like the idea of challenges relating to what you enjoy. I think this might be the way forward regarding New Year's resolutions! :-)

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  2. Picking the right goals is so important!

    Lydia

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    1. It's pointless me doing it any other way - it won't work!

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  3. Yes! Having fun is important for these kinds of challenges. Otherwise, why bother?

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  4. That's a great way of approaching it! I like it. :)

    My post

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  5. That's certainly a healthy way to set goals for yourself!

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  6. This is a NY Resolution I could stand behind! Also, Agatha was my grandma's favorite!

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  7. I like your thoughts on New Years Resolutions!

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  8. Yeah, staying focused on the fun part of the goal helps me. Like, right now I'm practicing Not Drinking, which isn't much fun to think about doing; but I'm doing it because it's by far the fastest way for me to lose weight, and losing weight is a happy thought for me.

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    1. I agree - there are a lot of calories in alcohol, but I do love wine...

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