New year, new you

Every year around the beginning of January, I think about what goals I want to achieve in the coming year. I usually fleetingly think of a list of lofty goals that I would be hard pressed to achieve in the course of a year. They are often forgotten as I lose track of them, I don’t actually DO the actions that would result in the achievement of these goals. So this year I will set more realistic goals. I will break them down into realistic, manageable, achievable chunks of doability.

Bridget Jone’s Diary, one of my favourite movies, was on TV last night. The movie follows Bridget’s life for the course of a year, beginning on New Year’s Day. Bridget is fed up with certain elements of her life so begins a diary , where she writes down her goals, and takes stock of where she is currently, as a means of tracking change.

I like the idea of beginning each new year fresh, with new plans and new hope, and crisp white pages of a new diary to record them in, so you can keep track of your goals and later look back and see what you’ve achieved.

One of my goals for this year (again) is getting my health and fitness back on track after years of derailment. But instead of attempting extreme measures such as a juice fast that goes for days or weeks (which I know I won’t be able to stick to), I am just going to start with some small changes. Like cutting out the daily butter on my toast. Eating more vegetables. That kind of thing.

What are your goals for the new year?

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