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New Year’s Resolutions : Hype or Hope?

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Hey there my lovely dolls,

It’s been quite a while since my last post and for that I excuse myself but if you follow my page on Facebook, you know I was quite busy with Christmas festivities and I even had the time to get sick and even my little boy got sick blah, anyways I wanted to end 2014 with a post and why not one on the infamous resolutions.

Correct me if I am wrong but seems to me, that these New Year’s Resolutions are somewhat a favourite thing to make this time of year. It is safe to say that while it’s wonderful to look ahead at the change we want to make in our lives especially if the current year was one to forget, however, having said that I am more than sure that most of us, while being great at making resolutions, are not very good at keeping them.o-NEW-YEAR-RESOLUTIONS-facebook

Speaking from experience I did set some goals for 2014 which, guess what, I did not manage to fulfill them all mainly because there is a thing called life, density call it what you like, that most of the times has other plans for us, hence not succeeding in fulfilling my resolutions.

Making New Year’s Resolutions is kinda staring you in the face and as much as you discard the thought, it’s just there lingering. While it is quite easy compiling the list, as it is that time to look back at who we are and what we have done over the past 365 days and look forward at who we want to be and what we want to do and accomplish in our lives in the next 365 days. On the other hand keep up with the resolutions is a whole other story!

Mind you do not think for a minute that you are alone in the quest to fulfilling your resolutions, apparentlynew-years-resolution-for-site the concept has been around for hundreds of years and for the same hundreds of years many have failed to fulfill the self-improvement plans. Truth be told, sadly some resolutions are never started while others make it as far as a few weeks or months before being dropped. So why all the hassle to make the resolutions in the first place when quite frankly we find it difficult to change the comfort and ease of just keeping things the way we are comfortable with, hence causing us to fail at the resolutions we make each year.

Fact is that change no matter how good it might be it is THE hardest thing to do. We all live a hectic life, going from one thing to another, work, family, house work and the list goes on and on but because it is easier to just keep at the same routine we never make the effort to change for real.

download (1)So will 2015 be the YEAR that we finally fulfill our resolutions, giving us the hope we were lacking the previous years.  I for one, I am sure sticking to the same goals for 2014, well might change a couple just to make sure I tick them all off at the end of the year.

Let’s take a look at my resolutions (goals) for 2014:

  1. Spend more time with family – Hardly enough time is enough but I think I managed but I would not mind having more time to spend with my family.
  2. Relax and enjoy life more – Life stresses got in the way here but will try to manage those better
  3. Manage money better – A struggle as I was never a good saver, but slowly I am getting there
  4. Shop wisely – Yet another struggle but I somehow am managing to do so
  5. Read more – Started off well but somehow mid-way through the year I just stopped and to think I have a reading app on my tablet!
  6. Blog more – I think I did fairly well here, it is sometimes hard when you do not get support from the ones that know you well, especially when they think it’s a means to an end for an addiction making me feel insecure but I will persist as I enjoy writing and sharing my thoughts with my followers 🙂 and I really need to work on more ootd’s!
  7. Learn something new (photography) – This was an epic fail due to the expenses involved 😦 but I will keep it on the list as a goal as it is really something I want to learn.
  8. Improve self – Getting there but it is still work in progress 🙂
  9. Try to exercise – I don’t know why I even put this on my list as I am not an exercise kinda of person!
  10. Make the most of life – I always will try to do this even if it pains me!

My final thought for this year my lovely dolls, do not dwell on the past or the future, as THE wise Kung Fu master once said, “The past is history, the future is a mystery but today is a gift that is why they call it the present!”

One day at a time, one step at a time we can all succeed. Think about it!

Before I leave you my dear friends and followers I want to wish you a very Happy New Year.  May it be a very good year for ya’ll and may it also be the year that you catch your dreams.

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Until next time,
XOXO

Caroline

 

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