Tuesday, 1 January 2013

[LIFE] Happy new years!


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Happy new year everyone! 2012 has gone past so quickly, so I really hope I can try and hold on to every moment in 2013.  I already know its going to be a great year - I start my PhD, we have a long weekend break booked in February and hopefully we'll be able to get a longer holiday later on in the year.  Oh and I finally get to fulfil my childhood dream and get horse riding lessons.  Woo!

I am writing this post to recap 2012, and also to announce my resolutions for 2013.  Exciting! I love making resolutions, as I am a total believer in turning over a new leaf, starting afresh, and so on.  While I think it's important to make these new commitments on more than one day a year(!), I do like the general 'new year, new start' principle.

My resolutions last year were:

My new year 'resolutions' are to take more time out for myself, and relax more.  Be more patient and kinder to myself again.  And try and get my confidence back, cos I feel like a shell of my old self!! I also want to take more pictures, cos I've barely taken any this year!! And blog more :)

Hmm.  I spent the first few months of 2012 yoyo-ing between being totally miserable with my life and going "yeah! I'm going to turn it around!" The last few months have been a lot better though - I'm starting to realise that I do spend too much time hitting refresh on my phone, and less time actually relaxing.  I've also started to do yoga at home regularly, so I guess in that respect I have made some progress! However, I have definitely not taken more pictures, or at least not on my camera - my Instagram account shows that I am taking much more pics on my phone though! Blogging is as always a bit sporadic, as I lack the time and sometimes the inspiration to do it on a regular basis. 


In general, I feel a lot happier in my own skin - or at least I've stopped feeling like I don't know who I am etc.  I think this is one of those cases where if you don't think about it, you're doing just fine :) While nothing particularly major happened in 2012, I feel like I have grown as a person - a person who I really do like. And that is a big achievement!

My resolutions this year are:

- To continue looking after myself and making sure I relax
- To learn patience
- To get fit! I am very excited to start working out more, and can't wait to start using the gym at work regularly.  I want to start doing yoga 3-4 times a week as well, and I want to get some decent running trainers for when the weather gets warmer (fair weather jogger here!!).  I don't want to lose weight - maybe tone up a little round my middle, but in general I just want to feel better and start looking after my body more.

What are your new years resolutions?  Do you always stick to them? How was 2012 for you?

Tali xxx

12 comments:

  1. Nice. I need to learn patience too.
    Could you check out my resolutions?

    http://www.itsmiraclewhip.com/

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  2. I have to say that you have a really nice blog!
    PS: Feel free to visit my blog and youtube channel in ur spare time :)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hhupa3wKjbs
    +I'm ur new follower!

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    1. Thanks very much for your kind words :) ill check out your blog and vlog

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  3. I like your blog. Happy new year :)

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    1. Thanks very much, and right back atcha! Hope 2013 is a good one for you xx

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  4. Great New Year resolutions. I love your dedication to getting fit, I love a bit of yoga... there is no high quite like the one after a good long yoga session :D

    OutsideBeautyInsideHealth

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    1. I totally agree! Best thing ever to start the day. I'm hooked on yogadownload.com currently - only the free classes for now but they're awesome!! Here's to a healthy 2013 :) xxx

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  5. I really like your new years resolutions! Relaxing is so important, and I'm also the kind of person who tends to be rather bad at just shutting out stress for a little while. Yoga would definitely help with that! Cute blog!

    xx Ellie
    www.ellalogy.com 

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    1. Thanks very much! I totally just get stressed/avoid dealing with it until breaking point and I'm like aaagh! Haha.

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  6. Happy New Year! And I completely agree. Taking time for yourself is one of those things we all think we do, but few of us actually do because we're continually checking e-mails and what not. Really like your blog :) And if you're ever passing though mine, do say hi!x

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    1. Checking your blog out now :) thanks very much for the comment! Glad its not just me who is like that haha ;)

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