Old year resolutions

Photo00332009 was not a slow year. It was not even a bad year. But somehow I am glad that its over. Maybe it was the economy. Maybe it was because I dont like the piles of disorganized stuff in my house. Or the many milestones I set for myself and did not meet. But my mind seems to be rushing off to new years day with a eagerness I have never felt. So I thought, hey, slow down. Its the holidays. My husband is home, my parents are visiting. Can I make it count? Can I make myself turnaround and think positively about the year?

I am looking forward to starting off my new year as always, thinking in the back of my mind for resolutions I will make, and that 2010 will be THE year of my life when I achieve all resolutions. But I thought, why not make some old ryear resolutions? Things I can do now to turn myself around, and ready myself for the new one.

SO I came up with my old year resolutions.

  1. Throw out 50 old things. These could be old thoughts, old feelings, old unmatched earrings, collection of stale potpourri I plan to freshen some day. But they will have to be things I can write down and have made a conscious decision to let go.
  2. Start working out – work out four times these last 11 days – maybe take a walk, or do some exercise
  3. Get my bathtub tap repaired (this has been due for a long time, I only use my shower but would love a bath sometimes)
  4. Do yoga or art two days with each of my sons
  5. Meditate for 2 mins every day – it sounds ridiculous, I know, but I think I will feel better because of what it will do for me
  6. Go for coffee with a friend
  7. See a movie with my husband
  8. Decide on a filing system for my papers ( I think this one will be the most difficult to achieve)
  9. Get one spa service like a haircut
  10. Only surf the internet when I want to do something – ie. no idle surfing.

What do you think? Do you have any old year resolutions?

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  1. Anonymous

    Great idea. Mine are: Exercise three times, clean out the shelves in my fridge, buy new sheets for my bed

  2. rajvi

    Khushi – I was smiling as I read this post. At the start of December my resolution for the month or “old year resolution” as you said was to throw out atleast 20 things each week. The clutter in my house was getting to me. Hey I volunteer for the coffee with the friend part of your resolution.

  3. Tana

    I love this thought … and share a similar one. I am simply being present in every moment of every day … savoring the last few days of 2009 to the drop.

  4. Khushi

    I was thinking of you!

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