My New Years Resolutions for 2017

My New Years Resolutions for 2017


Here’s looking at you 2017

I have just re-read my list of resolutions for 2016. I am happy to report I achieved more of them than I expected. Not all of them. That would be mental.

Here’s what I am going to try and focus on in 2017:

  • A wise woman (that’s you Zoe Blaskey) reminded me of the importance of focusing on how things feel on the inside rather than how they look on the outside. It totally resonated with me. 
  • Less being cross about the mess. More focusing on how happy it makes the boys to make it.

  • Earlier in 2016 I was obsessed with moving out of London. One way and another we didn’t end up going it (mortgage, jobs, indecision). Instead, we’ve promised to spend one weekend a month in the countryside. A chance to get our fix of fresh air and space.

  • Give the house some TLC. Now we are staying its time to paint the walls, maybe replace the carpet. And ideally figure out how to make our v limited storage work better for us. 

  • Support small businesses. It’s a habit I’ve started in the run up to Christmas and want to continue into the new year.

  • Get some professional snaps of me and the boys. I got some lovely ones of me on my own (like the one at the top by Emily Gray Photography), but want to capture my rabble too.

  • Stay off the sad step (bathroom scales) but maintain my healthy friendship with tape measure.

  • Go on a 2 week holiday. Our trip to Thailand was all kinds of spectacular. Much of that was because we were away for so long. Determined to do the same this year.

  • unnamed-1.jpgMore quality time with these two.
  •  Sayonara sugar.  I’ve got an inkling knocking it on the head will do my waistline and mood a favour. 

  • Avoid cheap undies.  Having recently tried Rigby and Peller bras, I’ve vowed I will never go back.

  • Invest in my skin. After all I’ve got to wear it for the rest of my life.

  • Date night. Still manages to fall by the wayside.

  • Stop being tight. As some will know. 2016 have seen us come through financial crisis (am currently writing a blog post about it, which should be out in a week or two). It was pretty bleak. But it’s also hard to learn to enjoy being comfortable again. Got to stop feeling guilty after every purchase.

  • Culture. Theatre. Lectures. Art. I want more of all of it.

  • Watch some films Ben wants. I like documentary or rom com. He likes action. I’m going to relent and let him choose occasionally because I’m a nice wife.

    Yes Ben Telford, I have agreed to let you pick which film…
  • Get blog posts up on time. I’ve written a posting schedule and everything. From now on there should be a new list every single Monday. 

  • Polish my shoes. Radical or what?

  • Do my pelvic floors. It’d be nice to know I could go on a trampoline if I want to.

  • Visit the dentist again. I’ve faced the fear and got that dreaded root canal. Imagine how smug i can feel if I actually go for regularly check-ups?

  • Have boundaries. It’s not easy to say no or put my little family first, but it is always worth it.

  • Don’t mix my drinks. Seriously? When.Will.I.Learn.

  • And the big one: Be kind to myself.


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