Are you making any New Year Resolutions? Some years I do, some years I don’t. This year I have two, I think.
The first is to not buy any new clothes (apart from gym kit or dire necessity like underwear). I had a sort out of my wardrobe a couple of days ago – throwing out all the clothes that didn’t make me happy. You know that feeling when you pick something out and you have to wear it because nothing else is suitable but really you’d prefer to wear a binbag? Those clothes all got donated. I discovered so many items pushed to the back which I love, I really don’t need to buy anything else this year. This resolution is aided by the fact I really don’t follow fashion 😎
The second is to continue my swaps from plastic to non-plastic. Over the last few months I’ve swapped my face creams to a local company who makes wonderful products without all the chemicals (a bonus) and uses glass jars. The eye serum is just divine, and lasts for ages. On my radar this year are hand creams and foot balms.
My trick to making a good resolution is not to deny myself anything. I will not ever stop eating chocolate or having a glass of wine, so there’s no point trying. I make mine fun (ie. dressing up in clothes you don’t wear often) or a process I can build on, like discovering new ways to avoid plastic. They’re never all or nothing either, because I don’t want to be frustrated or feel like I’ve failed. I want to enjoy the new year.
Let me know your views in the comments. Are resolutions important to you? Have you never made them? Have you ever lasted the whole year?