I just realized that I didn’t make any New Year resolutions last year. Was I too busy? Not really. Resolutions are easy to make, but at some point, I think they have became rituals that I will eventually throw away as the year progresses.
This year, I decided to make some effective New Year resolutions, do a review at the end of each month and make adjustments, if necessary. I’m keeping them short and simple, so here goes …
1. Eat right. Exercise more.
I’m trying to eat healthier food, and reduce oily and deep-fried food. I’m hitting the gym more often now – hopefully I can still commit to 3 sessions weekly even after the school starts.
2. Take more photos.
I’ve been trying to take photos on a daily basis and practice my photography skills. Hopefully I have time to learn about Photoshop too, but at this point, I think that it’s quite difficult to achieve.
3. Write more often.
I really enjoy blogging on this site. As the saying goes, practice makes perfect. I hope to become a more efficient writer, and to be able to enhance my blog, and reach-out to a wider audience this year.
4. Reduce impulse shopping.
I admit that a lot of times I buy things on impulse. At the end, I didn’t really use them and I’ve accumulated a lot of clutter in my living space. This year, I’ll learn to appreciate minimalism and enjoy my life by having less.
5. Go on a long vacation.
For the past five years, we often went on short vacations, which are within a week. The main reason was because of our work schedule. It’s difficult to take long leave together. This year, we aim to have a long vacation and our target will be USA or Australia.
Also, our recent trips have proved to us that our boy is ready for longer trips. He’s more tolerable to flight and bus journey. So, we’re saving up our annual leave and planning for it.
6. Learn Chinese together.
We need to speak more Chinese at home, and emerge our boy in Chinese books and DVDs. Academically, I think he’s pretty okay with English and Maths now. I need to focus on Chinese this year, and get his ears used to hearing the Chinese language.
That’s the six resolutions that I’ve set for myself this year. Are you making any New Year resolutions this year? 🙂