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NY resolution time?

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Urmstongran Wed 26-Dec-18 13:58:52

Do you make them (then break them?). One of my best ever was ‘Must Read More Books’. That one was a joy to keep!

stella1949 Wed 26-Dec-18 14:02:11

No, I've never felt the need to make resolutions . On New Years Eve I tend to think about the year that is gone, and to find things to be grateful for. Or things to learn from. I write a final entry in my diary, and that's it.

BBbevan Wed 26-Dec-18 14:09:06

To get DH to go to the GP about his wonky knee, which keeps collapsing.

KatyK Wed 26-Dec-18 15:01:07

To lose weight, my usual resolution. It's never happened yet. Must try harder.

farview Wed 26-Dec-18 16:23:46

To try... quit smoking!!!

Anniebach Wed 26-Dec-18 17:10:58

farview you will do it x

hillwalker70 Wed 26-Dec-18 18:02:21

To walk more and more live music.

oldbatty Wed 26-Dec-18 18:09:57

Not to waste time here as it isn't a safe place,sadly

Tartlet Wed 26-Dec-18 19:10:00

What do you mean oldbatty?

allsortsofbags Wed 26-Dec-18 19:13:50

We don't make resolutions, OH and I have never been able to keep any of our past resolutions so we no longer bother.

We are more of a look back and be grateful kind of household these days.

We don't always "Do Anything" on New Years Eve but we do make time to remember absent friends.

Whatever you do, wherever you will be I hope you all have a good New Year when it gets here.

Urmstongran Wed 26-Dec-18 19:32:07

That was a very mysterious resolution oldbatty! Has someone on here offended or upset you?

oldbatty Wed 26-Dec-18 19:36:50

Not at all, lots of lovely people here. Sadly 2 or 3 less lovely, spinning yarns and causing mischief. Very sad when there is no trust.

Why would a 30 something male use this site for example?

Urmstongran Wed 26-Dec-18 20:08:49

What? How do you know? And wouldn’t the moderators stop him? I’m shocked to be honest.

oldbatty Wed 26-Dec-18 20:09:40

Sorry but its true. See the Infiltration thread. Sad.

M0nica Wed 26-Dec-18 20:16:00

Do not bother at New Year. Make them in September which feels far more like the start of a new season than the New Year.

Jane10 Wed 26-Dec-18 20:36:12

I don't usually make a new year's resolution but, this time, I want to officially note it here. This year I will take my car to the car wash. I can't do it myself as we're in a 4th floor flat so not feasible to trail up and down with water etc. The poor car hadn't been washed for 3 years blush. It's sort of crept up on me and now there's moss growing along the window sills and a weed growing from the leaves collected in the air intake.
Please give me a hard time of this and feel free to nag.

Tartlet Thu 27-Dec-18 00:07:57

I’m smiling at my visual image of your car. smile

Chewbacca Thu 27-Dec-18 00:14:26

Is it as bad as this Jane10? smile

Jane10 Thu 27-Dec-18 06:39:07

Not quite!

Anja Thu 27-Dec-18 07:20:55

I’ve decided not to be so hard on myself. Remnants of a Catholic upbringing die hard. If I want to stay in bed till 9.00am I will and not feel guilty. If I prefer to knock about in jeans that’s up to me and no one else. If the front garden needs weeding and I don’t feel like doing it then let nature take over. I won’t return that phone call from my co-grandparent because she moans and drones on and bitches about her daughter (my DiL) and I can’t stand the woman anyway.

In other words I’m going to chill and please myself more.

travelsafar Thu 27-Dec-18 07:52:13

Mine is to start exercising again.I had to stop everything too vigorous due to a problem with my spine, now that has been resolved i want to get started again. But i am only going to do the warm up and cool down part of a DVD which i have as the middle part will be pushing it a bit and i do not want ot undo all the good work done.I had a year of agony and NO WAY do i want that back in my life.

Mapleleaf Fri 28-Dec-18 14:28:55

I don't make any.

Maggiemaybe Fri 28-Dec-18 14:52:53

I always make tesolutions and rarely keep them. sad Last year’s was to write a book and it’s not even started, even though I’ve had loads of spare time.

I did do the “walking 1,000 mile challenge” a couple of years ago after reading about it on GN, and I’m joining TerriBull’s “read 50 books” thread this year to encourage me to do just that. I’m pretty sure I will.

My other resolution will be to do the Michael Mosley 9 minute exercise snacking routine twice a day, but I’m not as confident that I’ll persevere with that. I’m such a lightweight.

Lynne59 Fri 28-Dec-18 14:56:14

The usual... to lose weight (I can do that bit), but to keep it off this time.

To exercise more (I go to Zumba 3 or 4 nights a week, but need to do something else too)

One I CAN keep.... to not spend any time with people I don't particularly like. Being with negative or selfish people is detrimental to my health, in the long run. this year it has been my husband's difficult, attention-seeking sister.

Scribbles Fri 28-Dec-18 18:55:19

The only NY resolution I've ever kept is one I made 30+ years ago and that was, quite simply, never to make any further new year resolutions.