I know I’m a little late in the game with this, but after taking a nice break over the festive period work and life took subsequently took over.
I’m not one of these people who sets strict New Year’s resolutions, but I certainly gave myself lots of time to think. Rather than goals, I’m thinking more in terms of what I value and tangible actions – actions do speak louder than words, after all.
1) Making more time for the people who are most important to me: I don’t think I’ll be finding this one too hard!
2) Rather than say I’m going to do things, just do them. I’ve been talking for age about running my own business, going travelling and doing qualifications in patisserie. So far, I’ve applied for a patisserie course, so watch this space.
3) This one is going to sound selfish, but here it goes: stop doing things I don’t want to do. I’ve kind of been slowly doing this anyway over the last year or so, but sometimes I still feel myself succumbing to pressure. It’s more of a general theme of learning and accepting that I don’t have to do things that make other people happy, but not me.
4) Learn something new. I might go back to French or try a new language, or maybe make my own clothes. Pilates and meditation are also on my list. I know I want to push myself and see what I’m capable of, rather than always doubting my abilities and ending up not trying anything new. It’s definitely a cycle that I need to break.
So, Happy New Year to you all – hope you had a good one and enjoyed lots of time to relax, see friends and family and take some time for you. What are your aims for the year? Or do you think more in terms of values and smaller actions you can achieve? I’d love to hear it!
PS – I will start posting recipes etc. again soon. Lots of yummy ones, including my Christmas hit: chai fudge – delish.