Anyone else given up doing new year’s resolutions already? Or anyone like me who hasn’t really made any? I gave up making them after realising a few years ago that after 30 odd years, stopping biting my nails wasn’t really going to happen. And losing my weight can be done at any time when I’m ready and not ill (I was so ready to start this year and then laryngitis happened and doing a diet is the last thing I want to be doing).
So what I’m planning is just to try and enjoy the little things. It’s not been going well so far, because, well being ill, and lots going on at work. But there’s always something good in every day.
Last year, N and I started a little gratitude diary. Well, I was treating it as a way to remember the little things. He was just drawing pictures of what he fancied that day. We didn’t keep it up but it was a nice thing to do and is something we should really start again.
Here’s my good little things in life:
Feeling fit and healthy – it’s not going well so far, but there’s plenty of time. People at work have started a little gang to play squash. I’m not sure my knee will hold up to it, and I know I’m not fit enough to play again yet, but I’d like to give it a gentle go when I’ve lost a bit of weight.
Blue skies – well, any skies other than grey ones, because they can make you smile so much whether it’s a clear blue sky or a pretty sunrise or sunset
Flowers – I started buying flowers again towards the end of last year for my flower photography course, and they’re lovely to have in the house. So I shall be buying more, and taking more photos of them.
Photography – N might have said no to photos on the blog, but I can still take photos of him for us to enjoy. I want to go back and do him a video of all the previous Living Arrows shots. I’ve also signed up for the Year with my camera graduates camera club. Needless to say I’ve not done either of the first 2 homeworks, but I’d like to try and join in with that a bit, as well as possibly making some of the local meet ups or instawalks.
Friends – hopefully this year I’d like to try and arrange to meet up with at least 1 friend (outside of work) a month. Time marches on and I never get round to seeing friends, but really must make more effort through the year.
Music – last year I Shazamed a lot of new music, and haven’t got round to buying it. I need to sort out my itunes to download the library, remove it from my old laptop and get the library onto my new laptop so I can actually safely plug in my ipod again to update it and add new music. I really don’t want to reload 250+ CDs again. Then I can have some new playlists and rediscover some old favourites.
Dancing – because I love it, and hopefully getting fitter means less aches and pains in ankle and legs and I’ll be able to dance for longer. I want to get to some bigger freestyles further afield again, and make more of my dance blog What about Dance.
Videos – I might not be allowed to include N in my youtube videos, but I still want to share some of our outings. So it’s time to look out for different things to film when we’re out and about, and maybe get N in on the filming and directing as well.
And to top it off, chocolate. Chocolate goes against my getting healthy and losing weight, and I do find that I am an all or nothing person. But I’m not sure I can ever cut out a really good chocolate.
What are the little things in life that make you happy?