Why I’m committing to life and not resolutions in 2019

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It’s that time of year again where everyone is regretting gorging on Christmas food, and we’re already writing out our New Year’s resolutions.

Normally I’d be joining everyone in setting goals and the usual New Year resolutions.

But this year I’m throwing it all out the window.

I’m sick of having to wait until January to start something new. And then to feel pressured to commit to something like a 90-day fitness workshop or 10 hours of driving lessons.

Although I am changing which gym I go and I’m starting up my driving lessons again. But that’s not the point.

I think resolutions are just pointless.

We never stick to them do we and they’re usually things we say we need to do rather than things we actually want to do.

So I’m not going to even bother in 2019.

2018 was a year I will quite happily forget. I was put in situations I never want to be put in ever again. I lost my love for my career and I fell out of love with myself.

This year I’ve decided I’m saying ‘fuck you’ to resolutions and instead focusing on making the most of my life.

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I’m spending the next 365 days focusing on myself and getting back to a good place with who I am.

That means doing the things that make me happy. Putting myself first for once and not restricting myself.

I also want to concentrate on doing what I love.

Last year was so focused on worrying about everyone else and making sure that they were ok, that I forgot about myself.

I love blogging, social media and reading. I love being creative and I love to dance. So that’s how I’m going through 2019. Dancing, blogging and being as creative as possible.

My life has been so focused on numbers, targets, goals and standards for the past year. So this year I honestly don’t want to even think about them.

Goal setting can be really useful for some people but if every year you set the same goals and you never seem to reach them, why not try something different.

Say a big ‘fuck off’ to resolutions and instead commit yourself to living your life.

Be happy. Do the things you love and put yourself first.

You might even reach that goal you’ve been aiming at for the past however many year.

I’d love to know how you feel about New Year’s resolutions.



  1. January 18, 2019 / 9:44 am

    I do like using the new year to make some plans, as it is very much like a clean slate in my mind. My main resolution always stays the same (weight loss). I’m not the best at sticking to resolutions so over time I’ve learnt not to put pressure on this one as it is always going to be a work in progress.

    For any other plans I prefer to keep them as goals rather than resolutions, as in my head the word ‘goals’ seems much more fluid/less restrictive than resolutions.

    I love your take on it though- good on you!

    • January 18, 2019 / 9:48 am

      I totally agree about resolutions feeling restrictive where as goals it’s a constant progress and effort isn’t it

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