2018 in resolutions

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The list I made last year, in review, was relatively well addressed for resolutions. There are some that I didn't make a jot of effort toward, some I struck off in grand style and many that I had every intention of doing but never quite 'got round to'.

I hate that term 'getting round to...' It essentially means that it's not getting prioritised and not likely to ever be either.

This year I have a very firm statement in mind. If I don't intend to finish, don't start. Little frustrates me more than wasting time researching something that never gets bought - either seal the deal or don't bother at all. What's the point of putting in time and effort to something when you will only have to cover the exact same ground again when you try picking it up again another time. For example, we finally got our potato storage 'unit' sorted, bought, put up and filled. Don't need to think about it again. Our mattress has almost expired altogether but has been a bane for at least a couple of years - memory foam was remembered our shapes and has unkindly left big ruts where we lie as well as being generally far too hot to be comfortable. Over the new year time off we underwent that ghastly trial of laying on all the beds and doing that thing where we take it in turns to roll over and rate how inconvenient each one was. I insisted we would have to get one bought - there was no way we'd spend another day starting the laying down games in each store again. So now it's the anxious wait to see if it's going to be comfortable for the next decade (no pressure!!!!).
Next up is the shoe rack. We currently have a small rack and a heap (despite my frequent efforts to keep things stacked neatly it becomes a mountain of lonely shoes).

It's less about what I want to address this year and more about if I want to do it then just bloody do it and don't stop 'til it's done.

On a separate note I've been meaning to write a fitness update piece which ought to have some specific goals on there, although I've never really made goals before as I don't go to a gym or use weights (or dare to dream of running like I used to) so they may take a little more consideration.

Take care,
Sophie

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5 comments

  1. Great resolutions and I totally agree that you should just do it, even thinking you'll do it later is another waste of time. I have written similar resolutions on my blog, feel free to have a look. Chichi
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  2. Great resolutions and I totally agree that you should just do it, even thinking you'll do it later is another waste of time. I have written similar resolutions on my blog, feel free to have a look. Chichi
    https://www.preenandproper.com/

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  3. Yessss to these resolutions!!!
    Haha, you made me laugh with the mattress angst because around about 5years ago when Chris moved into a new rental property, he needed to buy a double mattress and he wanted to get a good one so we went to Feather and Black and tried out mattresses and he ended up choosing one in mind for us both which you could have split into two softnesses etc. I ended up going with 1harder than the 1 that the salesman recommended for my weight (just in case??)and Chris got 1 number firmer than mine even though he was advised to get the number I'd chosen. It took.1month or so to make and in the meantime, he chatted to his housemate who told him he preferred a firmer mattress and so bizarrely Chris (who is much thinner) decided to phone Feather and Black and change his firmness to 1 harder.
    Of course, you can guess where this story is going, when it arrived, he found his side incredibly hard and so always slept on my side when I wasn't there. To this DAY, he still moans about how hard it is and how it is so unfair I won't let him sleep on my side, the one I had chosen. All because he didn't listen to the advice of the salesman but listened to his flatmate!!!

    I haven't made any official resolutions except for getting to bed earlier, ensuring I catch an earlier train to work at my new house (groan... I am leaving the house 30mins earlier...) , to keep my house clean and tidy and to stop buying so many clothes and jewellery regularly, even if it is charity-shopped! Oh and mundane sadly grown-up things like over-pay the mortgage before the interest rate increases! And stop being such a grumpy cow! Ooh, that's quite a lot!

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  4. As my art tutor used to say 'shit, or get off the pot'. It's a really good resolution. I'm guilty of starting and not finishing too with so. many. things.
    x

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  5. Completely agree - I need to stop procrastinating!

    https://lizziedailyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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