Just The One New Years Resolution

I don’t really do New Years Resolutions. Mostly because experience has taught me that I don’t really stick to them.  The plans to lose weight/cut out alcohol/eat healthier normally go out of the window after the first week of being back at work.  I don’t know about you but January is my least favourite month of the year, Christmas is over and the summer seems so far away.

However this year I will be doing all of the three things mentioned above. I’m not classing them as resolutions, but dry January commences on the 2nd (I know it’s a slight cheat but we have a big family meal on the 1st), the chocolate in the house will be getting scoffed in the next few days (I’m eating a Cadburys Caramel as I’m writing this!) and I will be hitting the gym quite hard for the next 4 weeks.  These are not resolutions because the reason for doing this is for something much more important.

But this year I am breaking with tradition and setting myself one New Years Resolution…

To be happy!

I sometimes have a tendency to focus on the negatives, and that has certainly been true over the past 12 months.  I’ve felt angry, bitter, jealous, hurt and none of these are emotions that bring out the best in anyone. In the words of Elsa, I need to “Let It Go!”

For the past week and a bit I’ve been living in a Christmas holiday bubble and it’s been lovely.  I’ve been happy, and it’s made me realise how by focusing on what I don’t have I’ve not always fully appreciated what I have right in front of me.

In 2015 I will be looking for the positives and letting go of the situations and people who bring out the ugly emotions because life really is too short to spend time being miserable.  This time next year I want to be able to look back and remember happiness, whatever the year ahead brings!

My mantra for 2015!

My mantra for 2015!



  1. Beth Twinderelmo
    December 29, 2014 / 12:38 pm

    Please remind me of this too. I’m too quick to look at the negative aspect instead of throwing caution to the wind and to be happy xx
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  2. Potty Mouthed Mummy
    December 29, 2014 / 12:45 pm

    The best resolution of all my lovely, couldn’t agree more! xxx
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  3. Life at the Little Wood
    December 29, 2014 / 12:59 pm

    Such a positive start to the New Year Jo. I’m right with you on the appreciating what you have part. I also need to stop dwelling on how fast time is passing and just enjoy the moment too! Wishing you and your gorgeous wee family the happiest of New Years poppet xxx

    • December 29, 2014 / 2:47 pm

      Thanks Emma, hope you have a fab New Year too. I’ve spent too long concentrating on what I think we should have, I need to focus on the little family I do have! xx
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  4. Gym Bunny Mummy
    December 29, 2014 / 7:15 pm

    So true, I’m not setting any resolutions this year. Instead I’m setting myself goals for both my blog & personal life x
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    • December 29, 2014 / 11:55 pm

      I have a few blog goals I want to keep too. Towards the end of the year I think I lost sight of why I started blogging in the first place and I want to get some more of the enjoyment back from it. xx
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  5. December 29, 2014 / 8:38 pm

    Errr hell yeah! I am defo going to try and be a bit more ‘me’ this year. I have brought two books and intend to read them and watch the box set of Downtown I got for LAST Christmas. It’s going to be a fab ruddy year bab xxx
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    • December 29, 2014 / 11:56 pm

      I have a stack of half started books and ones that haven’t been touched. I even mentioned to hubby last night I was finally starting to see the attraction of a kindle!
      You’re right, next year is going to be bloomin’ amazing!! xx
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  6. December 29, 2014 / 10:23 pm

    Never a truer word was said. I think we are all very guilty of focusing on what we don’t have, but what a sorry way to live. Thanks for sharing lovely, made me think xxx
    p.s Happy New Year! Wishing you a wonderful 2015
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    • December 29, 2014 / 11:57 pm

      Such a sad way to live, and a way that will never make you happy! Well, no more!
      2015 is going to be a fab year, hope you have a great one too! xx
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  7. December 30, 2014 / 12:04 pm

    Love the sentiment in this, and couldn’t agree more with your quote. If it doesn’t make you happy then don’t do it! Fab rule to live by xx
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  8. Adventures of a Novice Mum
    January 2, 2015 / 6:38 am

    I’m not keen on resolutions too, they’re too easy not to keep. All the best with dry January and your SMART resolution! It’s a good overarching resolution … life is definitely too short to invest it on the negatives.

    To a happy 2015! Over here from pottymouthedmummy’s Britmums Carnival
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  9. January 2, 2015 / 8:38 pm

    Keeping it simple is probably the best way to succeed! And what a great resolution, I think deep down it’s at the core of all my resolutions, eating better to feel happier with myself, keeping on top of the housework so that I feel happier not sat in a mess….
    Here’s to a happy 2015!!
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