WOW – how can we already be half way through January? Christmas and New Year actually feels like it was so long ago now, especially since the decorations and the tree went away and the kids went back to school.
My list of things I want to achieve this year:
- Move Harry into the bigger bedroom and decorate it – I have now actually moved hi into that bedroom and the plans are well underway for decorating
- Keep up to date with the washing – this often seems like an endless task but if I do a small load every other day it should begin to become manageable again
- Cut back on how much I drink – I got to a point that I would happily drink 2 bottles of Prosecco with my sister when we had a mid-week catch up and again at the weekend, and quite frankly it is unnecessary and limited to maybe just the weekends
- Cut back on the picking at the food in the fridge, this is a downside of working from home – the fridge is often calling and very rarely to I reach for the salad in there
- Put the washing away when it’s dry instead of in a basket on my bedroom floor for a week – this is a really bad habit of mine, I take the basket upstairs to put away then get distracted and find it still there when I go to bed, then it’s too late to do
- Tidy as we go along – I am already making more of an effort to do this and it means that I don’t have to spend a full day doing a full house clean
- Drink more water
- Eat smaller portions
- Lose a little weight – I have no scales in my house anymore and hate to weigh myself so instead I will go by how my clothes fit – currently they are all tight so I’ve a way to go
- Get to bed earlier on week nights
- Read at least one book a month (I’ve already finished 2 this month!)
As the year goes on I will relook at this list and cross off those I have achieved, there are no time frames to my list.
Paul’s list of things he wants to achieve this year:
- Finish his online course and gain a new qualification – he started this last year and had hoped to finish before Christmas but is struggling to find the time and the motivation to do so
- Update his CV
- Find a new job – he works for the family business but with his Dad looking to retire within the next few years he wants to find something new as there isn’t the money or scope to expand this business currently and he has bigger dreams
- To use his vape more instead of cigarettes, I have to say after years and years of nagging him to stop smoking may be starting to listen a little. He was a smoker when I first met him so I guess I can’t complain but of course I will! At that time he smoked cigarettes now due to the cost he smokes roll-ups and I can’t stand the smell, even going as far as to not let him kiss me until he has brushed his teeth and had a mint. He has been really doing well and making more of an effort to vape when around me, hopefully if he carries on this way it will lead to him cutting back on the cigarettes and then stopping altogether. When he is running low on his liquid for his vape its handy to know some companies do free next day UK e liquid delivery, so there is no excuses! and with lots of flavours available he can vary it up a little – you can see some of those available here vapester.co.uk/e-liquid-flavours
- Save money – I think we all want to do this one and January is tough on us all – I have some money saving tips if you are also feeling the pinch this month.
- Get in the bath earlier – Paul suffers from Fibromyalgia and finds a hot bath helps to relieve the pain but he gets distracted by the TV and find it’s 11pm and he still hasn’t gone upstairs
- To take Emmy fishing alone more often
- To take Harry to play golf alone more often
- To cook dinner for me once a month – OK, this is a complete lie but it’s worth a try on my part right?
Did you make resolutions this year?