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Why I’m Not Making Any New Year’s Resolutions

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And Why That’s Okay

It’s been a tough couple of years hasn’t it? I won’t dwell on the whole ‘rona debacle cos goodness knows we’ve all heard enough about it, but it is kind of one reason I’m not setting any hard and fast New Year’s resolutions. I haven’t set them for several years, actually. I can’t remember when, but I remember why. Mostly because they never lasted longer than January, but also why do we put so much bloody pressure on ourselves? And how much do we beat ourselves up when we don’t achieve them? What happened to living in the moment and going with the flow? So this year I’m standing by my resolve and I’m rebelling against the norm. I’m going to eat all the chocolate, avoid the gym and to hell with it! Lifes too short, right?

After a turbulent end to 2021 my focus this year is to get back into the flow of writing every day. I was supposed to get book 3 out at some point last year but it didn’t happen so my aim is to get that written and published. No deadline, no pressure, but I also have books 4 and 5 planned in my head and I can only work on one book at a time, so I’m keen to crack on.

The rest of my time will focus on my wonderful family who have supported me tirelessly throughout 2021. I’d like to get outdoors more, explore the countryside and coastline. I’d like to try wild swimming and maybe even take a few holidays. Again, no pressure – they’ll happen if it was meant to be. I’m just going with the flow.

And it feels GREAT! 

I feel free. I feel as though a massive weight has been lifted, and I can have some unbridled joy in my life (regardless of gd ‘Rona).

So take a step back I say, take the pressure off. Spend more time having FUN and less time dieting or going to the gym and see what happens. You never know, you might even look back and realise you achieved your resolutions whilst having heaps of fun!


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