- Lose a bit of weight and try to keep it off with a bit of extra exercise
- Try to save a little more and spend a little less
- Spend more time with my family
- Start donating blood again
- Start a blog and post to it regularly
The first one is easy enough, I've lost about a stone since Christmas so now I've just got to make sure I lay off the Cherry Coke and Mars Bars to keep it off. Saving a bit of money isn't too hard, it's just a matter of doing a budget and making sure I spend less than I earn.
I definitely like to spend more time with my wife and daughter and make sure these relationships are good so I'm going to make sure I spend less time doing idle browsing on the internet when I could be spending time doing my university work. If I can spend less time procrastinating then I can have more time for fun things so that's got to be my motivation there I think.
With regards to donating blood, I went a few times a couple of years back but I'm not great with needles and seeing my own blood makes me feel more than a bit faint sometimes so I stopped going. I've got to believe that I can get over these minor phobias if I go frequently enough. It's also an act of altruism that I think that everybody can do really, it costs nothing except a bit of time so I've got no excuses really.
Ok, so that's my list. I'll come back and have a look at further down the line and review how i'm doing with them. That will help me to keep resolution number five after all.
Anybody else got any resolutions that they want to share? Any suggestions how I can best keep my solemn vows?