Do you make them? If so, what are yours for 2014?
Or do you find them lame? Or do you just find that you always break them so what's the point?
I'm not necessarily big into new year resolutions as I have never really had something that I've really needed to give up (e.g. smoking or drinking too much etc.) At the same time, the start of a new year is conveniently a nice "point" to change things up if you feel they aren't working, or to do new things you've always wanted to do etc. I generally try and make my resolutions very tangible and achievable things, rather than "large goals". For e.g. instead of "eat healthier" it may be a specific type of food to cut down on/not eat, or instead of "get fitter" it may be a specific exercise to be done every 2 days etc.
My resolutions for 2014 are:
1. Completely cut out sugar from my daily coffees/teas - My once great metabolism is noticeably waning and my family has a history of diabetes and heart issues, so I figured I better start reducing my sugar intake (among other healthier eating/drinking habits!).
2. Read one book (fiction or non-fiction, doesn't matter) every 2 weeks - I used to be a huge reader, particularly from 2009-2011. I used to particularly read a lot on the bus/train on the way to work. However ever since I moved into the inner city in Sydney and began walking to work (and probably because my work involves a large chunk of reading as well) I've barely read any books. Another cause I suspect is that in recent years in my spare time at home (when I'm not watching sport) I tend to watch seasons of TV shows rather than read books. What's worse, I used to read on my frequent trips from Sydney to my home town of Melbourne but now I just sleep through the whole flight. Figured I better get back into books!
3. Go for a jog/go to the downstairs gym at least 3 times per week -Standard exercise resolution which one never keeps here. Refer to above re: metabolism, heart disease etc.. I'm still a skinny **** (as Burgey once called me) but definitely am at my least healthy. Used to play sport 3-4 times per week when I was younger and with that pretty much stopping since I moved to Sydney (barring the odd touch AFL game which I suck at), I definitely need to exercise more.
4. Have Spikey on ignore on CW for all of 2014 and possibly forever - Just seems like a good idea.