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New Year's Resolutions

How is it the fourth of January 2022 already!?!

I remember when I was a child, my mum used to say time flies when you get older, and as a youngster, I used to think my mum should lay off the wine, as to me it felt like time dragged on and on and on.

Well, she was right; you blink and another year has flown by.

Like so many people, I too like to make a little list of New Year's resolutions; it usually has the big ones on there – loose weight, go for more walks, be nice to the neighbour, stop swearing at other drivers – hand on heart, I do give it a good go but sticking to it is another story altogether!

So, whilst procrastinating doing the laundry and dishes last night, I had a little doomscroll on Facebook and I came across this image again:

It made me laugh the first time I saw it, yes, the second and third time too, and I had a right laugh when I saw it again last night. It did also make me think that I am really rubbish at setting goals and sticking to them, and that I should try harder. With the next scroll, the guilt of not sticking to resolutions was short lived and all but forgotten five minutes later. Then the clever, sometimes annoying, often helpful, as I seem to forget a lot of things lately, algorithms suggested the following article by the The Guardian, “100 ways to slightly improve your life without really trying”. I have to say, it has made me feel a whole lot better reading through the list and picking a few, more attainable, resolutions, which I will hopefully stick to - of course I am still going to try and lose weight, threaten to go for a walk, attempt to give my neighbour fewer dagger eyes, and swear less at other drivers – scratch that last one, it is not always possible, but I promise I’ll keep trying anyway! I’d love to hear what’s on your list and how you stick to them? Let me know! May I take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very Happy 2022! May your home be filled with Joy, your heart with Love and your life with Laughter. 💕


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