Friday 3 January 2020

My Take On New Year Resolutions

Happy New Year everyone! We are now a few days into 2020, and after a fresh new theme design on Unique Young Mum, I thought it would be a good idea to get some fresh new content up too, and with it being a new year, I thought a new years resolution post is the best way to kick start things off!

Pretty feminine 2020 diary, ideas for new year resolutions
Denise Karis @photostuff
With previous new years, I have for the majority of them made New Year Resolutions, and failed majorly and quite early on too. There have also been a few years where I've not made any resolutions, based on the facts of my past experience with them, but there's something different about 2020... Maybe it's because I turn 30 this year, and I want to try and be more organised for once in my life!?

New year resolutions aren't for everyone, and I respect that some people don't see the 'hype' around them. Having been a person who has made numerous attempts in the past at resolutions, and a few attempts at not making any whatsoever, I can see both sides of the argument, however, I am a firm advocate in letting people be who they want to be, if you want to make new years resolutions - good for you, if you don't want to make any new year resolutions - good for you too, be who YOU want to be.

So, without further ado, here are my 2020 resolutions and the reasons behind them.

1: To Give Up Smoking
This one has been tried so many times in the past, and it's one I've never been able to kick to the curb fully on previous attempts. I've given up smoking in the past for short amounts of time, but this year I want to get smoking out of my life forever. I don't want to be a smoker, and I certainly don't want to be a smoking addict. I have tried many ways of giving up smoking, from patches to going cold turkey, but this time I plan to do it with Allen Carr's Easy Way To Stop Smoking book that I purchased last year after hearing and reading so many great reviews on it.

2: To Lose Weight
My weight has done nothing but increase over the years, and it's something that leaves me totally unhappy. I may sound stupid when I say this but I think my smoking habit has always put me off trying to lose weight, as I want to give up smoking and I worry that if I lose weight first, then give up smoking after, I'd put the weight back on. I have a LOT of weight to lose, I'm talking at least 5 stone, and I know this may not be just a 2020 thing, but 2020 is the year I want to start losing weight. I plan to get my smoking stopped, and then start losing the weight.

3: To Be More Organised
Another one I have tried many times before, and another one I have failed at. It always makes me laugh when people say to me you're so organised, because I am really far from organised, at least in the way I'd like to be organised. I am late to nearly everything, but in my defence, my health has a lot to do with that, you see my health doesn't give me notice of when it's going to play up! I'd like to be more organised in general though, and whilst I've not taken any major steps just yet, as I don't want to throw myself into the deep end, I have downloaded a few apps that I hope will help me.

4: To Save More Money/Get Better With My Finances.
If you were to ask me where my money goes, I literally feel like I can't give you an answer. I don't think I am a stupid spender, but I'm certainly a stupid saver! I love a bargain and have great ways of tracking bargains down, but when it comes to actually knowing where my money goes, I don't actually know, of course I'm a driver now, and with driving comes more expenses, but other than that, nothing really has changed! I hope to start saving more and just generally stop wasting money!

5: To Have Better Health
I am living with four chronic illnesses that have no cure, so whilst I can't say I'll be free of my illnesses in 2020 (unless miracle cures are discovered or invented), I do hope to have them a bit more under control in 2020. I think smoking and my weight does have a big part to play in them, even though research suggests otherwise, and life stresses definitely doesn't help. I am going to start taking vitamins in the meantime to see if they are any good, any hopefully find ways to destress.

There we have it, my 2020 resolutions. I am feeling more positive about my resolutions this year, and hopefully 2020 is the year I can say resolutions worked for me! I'll have to report back next year on how they went down!

Jada x


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