2010 is finally upon us, and rather than make a long list of resolutions that personally I’ll probably never be able to keep I’ve decided to round it up into three encompassing categories to focus on this year… :D Yes, I'm a little late with this, but I absolutely refused to tie myself to the computer over the long weekend and instead spent time with family and friends.
This is pretty obvious – I realized that I’d been pretty stressed out the whole of last year…partly external forces, but partly because of the way I handle things too. So this year, I’m going to take out more blocks of “me” time to just stop and recharge. That would include some nice pampering sessions, so if you’d like to tag along let me know! :)
Of course, part of the stress always revolves around money (who doesn’t have money issues? PLEASE let me know, I’d love to get some tips from you!) but this year hopefully with the new financial plan (sounds fancy, but really it’s just “forced savings”…LOL!) I will be able to whip my spending into shape and who knows, maybe even have enough left over to go on a few excursions with the girls too eh? *winks*
This will be THE YEAR for me to declutter…and it’s not just restricted to stuff. It’s high time I’ve streamlined my life and ‘pruned’ out all the dead branches, so to speak. Things that I’ve been keeping around for sentimental (but to be honest, it's sometimes more SEMI-MENTAL than sentimental!) reasons, junk, duplicates, stuff that I’ve been keeping out of habit but have no real use, pre-loved stuff…right down to perhaps even some contacts from years gone by. It sounds terrible when I say it like that, but really, some people in my past are meant to be just that – in my past.
As for stuff, I think that’s pretty obvious…I’ve got WAY too much for someone occupying a room (my mother swears I could furnish an entire house with what I’ve got stashed in my room) and by sifting through, chucking the junk and sending some pre-loved stuff to new loving homes, I’ll be able to find space for some new items and maybe get a few nice ‘organising’ posts out of it in the process? :D First on the list is my sorely neglected dressing table – it has been a complete disgrace ever since everything got haphazardly and unceremoniously swept into a box when the house painting and renovations started, and believe it or not, I’ve been using everything out of the box and chucking it back in for the past month or so!! *oh the shame*
I’ve always had a problem with two things – worrying too much about what people think about me, and tearing into new and pretty stuff. The second one is a big bad thing for me, cos new products end up sitting there thanks to me not being able to bring myself to desecrate the pretty surfaces and patterns (Clarins’ Nude Inspiration palette would be a good example...the wheat pattern was so pretty I couldn't bring myself to use it!) but NO MORE – this year, I’m just going to close my eyes and dig into them…yeahhh!! I’ve already dug into quite a few in the past week, so bring it on!
As for worrying about what people think, I think this will sum up the underlying theme for me this year…
And that, ladies, is the ribbon on 2010! Did any of the rest of you make any clear resolutions? I saw resolutions by some of the other bloggers, and they’re all admirable but for me, I think this will work rather nicely. Happy New Year folks!