Saturday, 12 January 2013

New Year's Resolutions: 2013



I don't think I've ever made a new year’s resolution. Except for declaring 'I'll never drink again' when New Year’s day comes around, resolutions haven't been my thing.  There have been times when I've turned a corner in my life and I need to change my ways, but this is usually after certain events and not when the date ticks over.

However, this year it’s different.  With the distraction called Christmas out the way, I can think clearly about my future. 2013 will bring some very big changes.  If all goes to plan, exciting times are ahead.  I don't want to jump the gun too much, so I'll talk more on this later.  For the moment I want to focus on what changes I could make to get the things I want.  This took a lot of effort staring out of windows and looking pensive. It explains why it's now mid-January and this post is going up.

The end result is three New Year's resolutions to stick with; one for the head, one for the body and one for the heart.

The Head
Doing a lot of long term travel, you'd think I'd be good with money.  I'm not. I can save money for a few months, not go out, live off coupons and work towards a travel goal.  However, I then splurge and I wonder where the money went.  My first resolution is to organise my finances.  By knowing where my money is going hopefully I'll be able to learn from my mistakes.

The Body
To quote the Aussie hair care brand "there's more to life than hair, but it’s a great place to start."  Sea, Sun and lifestyle have taken their toll.  As a curly lady, the elements have not helped brittle dry hair.  In the UK winter, central heating causes a frizz epidemic.  When I came back from four months in India and Nepal, my hair was so battered I had to go for a drastic chop.  I'm hoping this time I can avoid this by taking some steps.
1. Get a trim every few months. This is hard for me due to my phobia of hairdressers.
2.  Keep using sulphate and silicone free hair products. I'll only use a sulphate shampoo when it really needs a clean.
3. Using heat stylers to a minimum.  I've learnt the hard way where routine use can lead, but it’s a slippery slope and I'm always scared of a relapse.

My second resolution therefore, is to look after my hair.

The Heart
Over the years, I've not been the best at keeping in contact with my loved ones and letting them know I'm thinking of them.  My final resolution is to send more postcards, letters, and emails to the people I think are pretty awesome. 

So that's my resolutions for 2013.  What’s yours?

3 comments:

Alli Campbell said...

Snap! I have pretty similiar resolutions. Particularly keeping in touch with loved ones/telling people they're awesome :)

Fiona M said...

These look like great resolutions - organising finances is a big one for me this year - there's a LOT I want to do, and unfortunately most things cost money!!

And I hear you on the phobia of hairdressers!

Dusty Soles said...

Thanks guys. Hopefully I can keep them.

Glad I'm not the only person avoiding salons. It's so bad I'm considering buying my own scissors!!!

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