New Year’s Resolutions 2013 – review 1

9 02 2013

At the start of the year I set myself some resolutions, and then added some more a few days later – here’s check-up number one!

  • Only buy FairTrade chocolate – Good! As I said originally, this is pretty much limited to buying, and as far as snacking chocolate and chocolate to put in cakes has gone I’ve stuck to it! I’ve bought things with non fair trade chocolate chips in, but that was part of the plan really. I even turned down chocolate orange the other day when I don’t have to! I’ve not even had a Boots chocolate brownie in my meal deal 😦
  • Read more – Started very well! I’ve read 4 and a bit books this year already! You can see what they were in the books blog category! Considering I only managed about 6 last year this is a good start! It helps that 2 were childrens books, and they’ve all been fiction – it’s when I hit non fiction last year that it all slowed down so we’ll see how this goes. I’ve already slowed a bit hitting The Hobbit, but I’m still reading regularly, which was the aim!
  • Limit daily time spent watching TV series on DVD – Definitely good. Watching a couple of shows a week, mainly on iPlayer it has to be said! Also I have been watching series one of Glee again, but not to the extent that I binged on DVD box sets last year – yet!
  • Study well for BSL and aim to pass level 1 – Fail. I decided soon after setting this resolution not to continue it. I was finding excuses not to go, and I was about to have to fork out the terms fees which aren’t cheap. I decided it’s a lot of money if I wasn’t that keen. I can always pick it up next year. I also now have books, web links, and a good basic knowledge I can expand on on my own if I want to
  • Exercise – Fail. Some people at work have started playing squash regularly, which is a good opportunity to start, there’s also a fitness group at church I could try, and I found my old skipping rope. I ordered some trainers which arrived yesterday. Now I need to put something into action! With lent starting on Wednesday I’m thinking of combining this somehow
  • Better bedtime routine – Not amazing, but not bad. Still have my laptop on when I’m getting ready for bed sometimes, but not too often. Still areas to work at!
  • Sort through my photos and print off some for a photo album – starting a bit of a files sort out on my computer which will hopefully get me started on this. I did do a sort out of my Compassion kid photos today and made some great photo collages for my desktop though!
  • Put clothes away at night – Um, well it’s not happening daily, but I’d say I’m sorting out the heap maybe weekly, which is an improvement!
  • Write down good things that happen and put them in a jar – I put a load of things in at the start of the year, it’s got quiet the last couple of weeks, need to keep it up!
  • Learn to love God more, do everything for His glory, and make time for Him. – This is a resolution for every year!



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