New Years Resolutions 2013

31 12 2012

I found it really helpful to blog my resolutions last year as it helped me remember them and keep an eye on how I was doing, so if you’ll forgive me, I’ll do the same this year!

  • Only buy FairTrade chocolate – The industry has moved forward a lot in the last few years, there’s a lot more choice in Fairtrade chocolate, lots of major brands have started to switch over, so there’s not much of an excuse to not try it! Of course, it raises a lot of questions as to the technicalities, how this actually will work. Originally I was going to come up with all sorts of rules, but I think it’s going to be kept pretty basic – that always leaves the opportunity for improvement next year!
    For example, chocolate cake is fine, (it’s cocoa, not chocolate!), I wouldn’t refuse a gift just because it wasn’t FairTrade, or not buy a cereal bar because of the little chocolate chips on top. If I was buying for someone else I’d probably stick to FairTrade, and for the sake of argument, I’m not going to treat Rainforest Alliance certified as FairTrade, so that eliminates Galaxy! There is also the argument that white chocolate isn’t actually chocolate – I think I might give that one some time, but will probably leave it alone.
    Essentially this year the target is the hard core chocolate purchases. My biggest upset will probably be giving up Chocolate Oranges and Milky Way Magic Stars…. time to write to Terry’s and Nestle! (But I will eat the chocolate orange I have left – no point in wasting it!)
  • Read more – I improved my reading the first half of last year, but slowed down a lot the second half, there’s still a lot of room for improvement in time given to reading, and I’ve just bought a ridiculous amount of books, so no excuses!
  • Limit daily time spent watching TV series on DVD – Last year I cut down my tele watching a lot, but the result of this was that I ended up watching loads of DVD TV series instead, so the aim is to cut that back and put that time into the reading mentioned above!
  • Study well for BSL and aim to pass level 1 – I took this up in September and passed my first assessment in December, so I need to keep this up for the next two terms to pass the course!
  • Exercise – ‘Nuff said. This did not happen last year at all, I need to find something regular, with people who will keep me accountable, and that I enjoy for this to work. Also something that’s not too much effort?! Hmm! The difficulty is that I don’t have many free evenings, and so when I do I much prefer to crash out in them!
  • Learn to love God more, do everything for His glory, and make time for Him. – This is a resolution for every year!
  • Oo, and I might try this:

    “Start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen. Then, on New Years Eve, empty it and see what awesome stuff happened that year. Good way to keep things in perspective.”


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31 12 2012
Jules

Loving the last one! Might try that myself! Happy New Year my lovely. x

6 01 2013
A few more resolutions for 2013 « inekeclewer.wordpress.com

[…] In the last week I’ve come up with a few more I’m just adding to the list I made at the start of the year! […]

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