I’ve always loved looking back on resolutions I made early in the year, because chances are I’ve kept most of them (one way or another). And this would often calls for a “how my year went” kind of blog post which will be based on the resolutions made, which I’ve decided to forgo this/last year.
But in a nutshell, 2012 went superbly for the most part, once again with many firsts – with sprinkles of sad moments. But that just sums up life: with every happy moment, there will be sadness.
Well anyway, here’s my list of resolutions for 2013. Some may be a repeated resolution, some new – but what the heck – it’s a brand new year hence a brand new slate.
Being an early riser
This has always been on my resolutions list (or at least, it was in 2012′s!) and although I’ve never managed to keep it, I will not give up! Doesn’t matter that this morning I got up at almost noon, I will persevere at it!
Take lesser cab rides
Disclaimer: It will be too much to make me give up on cabs entirely so this is mostly for going to work. I have no reason cabbing to work because we start late, and hours are kind of flexible. Numbers 1 and 2 sort of go hand-in-hand: So if I wake up earlier, I can keep this resolution. Maybe this can also help with resolution #3:
Have some savings
The past 2 years haven’t been financially easy on both the boyfriend and me due to personal circumstances – and as a result the savings I had about 2 years back is now gone. But now that I’m more financially stable than ever before, it is time to start again. I’ve never been an impulsive shopper, so this shouldn’t be too hard – fingers crossed.
In 2012, we travelled lesser than we did in 2011. it was just Bangkok (twice) and nearby cities/islands like Cameron Highlands and Batam and a staycation – but we still made it a point to get a time-out from everything every few months. This year, we strive to travel more with 2 trips planned out already: the first is a short getaway to Krabi next week, and the other is a long holiday in Japan – which is still in the initial stages of planning.
Get fitter, stay healthy
Another repeated item but I guess it is important to be healthy and fit as we grow older. So this will be the usual stuff like drinking plenty of water, taking vitamins, exercising, eating healthy – the whole works. The problem with this resolution is that it will always be kept intermittently (for weeks at a time, and then all hell breaks loose).
In 2012, I started a Facebook album showcasing photos of books I’ve finished reading. At the end of the year, I’ve read 13 books – which brings us to a little more than 1 book per month, which was my primary aim. This year, I’m going to do the same if not more.
Be happy, be thankful
In 2012, I’ve learned that being grateful and thankful for the good things in your life brings about more positive things. So this year, I’ll continue this practice because the world just needs a kinder environment. I’ve even gotten a proper Gratitude journal just for this!
So that’s my list for the year! What’s on yours?