On 1 January 2014, I promised myself I would become an expert yoga practitioner over the coming year (or several). I promptly enrolled in a yoga class and bought my very own mat, which I immediately put in my car so I would have it with me whenever I felt the need to zen out. Almost a year later, that mat is still on my backseat, rolled up in its original packaging.
Yes, life happened, work happened, I got lazy, blah blah blah… But was it ever going to work? If I was actually resolved to become a yogi, wouldn’t I have made a Right Now Resolution? At the risk of sounding like my mother: why put off ’til tomorrow what you can do today? Perhaps this is why it’s December and I still can’t do a downward facing dog.
But in the spirit of this totally futile tradition, I will make a 2015 resolution just because I can. This time, I asked 10 women to share their New Year’s resolutions in hope of finding some inspiration to kick start my motivation.
“My new year resolution – aside from the usual get fit, eat healthy etc. – is to find balance. I want to spend more time being happy with the simple things. I need to stress less and invest in being calm and spiritual.” – Jessica
“To eat an oyster.” – EJ
“This year I need to save money, stop swearing and be less judgemental. Oh, and lose weight.” – Emily M
“Learn how to say more than ‘una manzana’ in Spanish, do more yoga, read a book before the movie is released and try to cut back on my 3pm Nutella time.” – Oleta
“Remind myself how lucky I am, everyday.” – Elise
“I would like to work more structured hours, have better daily routines and try new things more often.” – Elizabeth
“Eat less Dominoes and try not to get so hangry.” – Rebecca
“I’m going back to university, so I need to save money!” – Emily D
“Keep my indoor plant alive.” – Amy
What is your resolution for 2015? Tell us in the comment section, below.