Self-discipline and any form of denying myself not being my strong points, New Year’s resolutions have been notoriously short-lived in my life. Not once have I managed to stop smoking / drinking / overeating because of a well-intentioned resolve announced on New Year’s Eve. The smoking I stopped because I had to (I got pregnant); the other two remain my ever faithful companions.
So this year I am not going to make resolutions, I am instead going to attempt to work towards a new objective: I am going to do my best to stay one step ahead.
I am going to work towards staying one step ahead of my finances. Thanks to a generous ‘bonus’ from my husband, I have managed to pay off my overdraft. I earn a very decent salary; there is no reason why I should be spending more than I earn. I resolve to work at staying one step ahead of the income minus expenditure equation. I am not making grand promises about saving heap loads of money, but I can stay out of overdraft.
I am going to try get to the point where I am one step ahead of my weight. Since my miscarriage in April, I have steadily put on weight because dieting seemed like too much effort. No more. I am going to go on diet and lose the extra weight. I don’t have to be skinny thin, but I also don’t have to be as heavy as I am now.
I am going to sort out all my admin. It is going to be a HUGE pain in the arse, but once I am done, it will be so much easier to stay up to date.
I want to catch up on the backlog of my life, sort out all the things I’ve ignored for so long (my health, my relationships, my future, my career etc), and then once done, make sure I stay one step ahead. It is just so much easier than continually trying to catch up.
Thanks for your loyalty, love and support over the past year. Wishing you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2008.