It’s the beginning of a new year, so I suppose that I should think about some resolutions and use my blog as a way to keep myself on the straight and narrow, right? OK, here’s my list – my ‘Project 2011’:
- Do something active every day. I haven’t done any exercise (anything at all) since I had to stop running at the end of July – it’s starting to take its toll. But help will soon be at hand: we’ve ordered this piece of home exercise equipment and I plan to spend some quality time with it first thing every morning. It should be with us from the middle of January. I tend to have a fairly good track record when it comes to sticking to exercise resolutions, so I reckon that I’ll be able to get myself out of bed and down to the conservatory for a quick workout each morning. And until it arrives, I’m going to make sure that I fit in a decent walk each day.
- Cook more interesting food, more often. I have a fine collection of cook books, most of which are rarely opened. I think that making one new dish each week should be an achievable goal.
- Stay in touch with people – and I don’t mean ‘write a quick email or send them a note via Facebook’. I want to make sure that I make more of an effort to call and write to my family and friends.
- Stop wasting money – buy fewer things and, when I do buy something, make sure that I really like it and want it. This is a bit of a relaunch of the austerity project.
- Stop worrying about stuff that I can’t control and remain optimistic. I have finally learned that life is too short to spend it being stressed out and miserable!
Five resolutions should be enough to keep me occupied, I think.