Every year like most people I look back on the previous months and start to think about how I can make this next year as memorable as the last. I don't really go for the 'New Year, New You' stuff, but I do think reflection and hindsight are great and you should always look to be the best version of yourself. Here are my goals:
To stay hungry & foolish. If you've never seen this speech by Steve Jobs in 2005, you should have a watch. If you have too many days in a row where you think 'I don't want to be doing this', you need to make a change, so in 2014 I am going to make sure I change any of the negative aspects in my life, so I wake up feeling motivated.
To stop eating everything & move. Every year my boyfriend and I say we are going to get fit. It lasts a few months and then we crash and start eating all the Quality Street. I'm going to try the 80/20 thing - 80% healthy & 20% naughty. I'm going to attempt to find salad and lunch recipes that don't bore the life out of me and a hobby that will keep me fit.
To see more & do more. It's my mum and dad's 25th wedding anniversary in January and they are doing 25 new things to celebrate including various trips away (crazy love cats). After spending some Christmas money during the Boxing Day sales, I looked around my room and realised that I had just added even more stuff that I really didn't need. My parents have inspired me to spend more of my money on doing exciting new things and be less materialistic. After all, a new watch/dress/lipstick is great, but a day with someone special is worth a whole lot more.
What are your resolutions for 2014?