Wednesday, 7 January 2015

New Year's Resolutions & Bad Habits

The promise of a new year is accompanied by self-reflection and much optimism.

In attempt to avoid letting myself down, I make only a few  simple resolutions. For me, success is a better motivator than failure.


Regrettably, the last 2 years have seen every resolution I've made fail – not healthy for one’s self-esteem. Consequently, my new year's resolution list has grown, out of necessity.  It involves both forming new habits and ridding myself of some recently acquired bad habits, and unfortunately I've developed quite a few of these over the last 18 months. ........ sleep deprivation, indulging in too much chocolate and French pastries, neglecting to exercise, allowing clutter to invade my study, abandoning the pursuits that make my heart sing ........the list goes on. 

One week of the New Year has now passed and I’m happy to report that I’m on track with my resolutions for 2015 ……….. just 51 weeks to go!

Wishing you every success in fulfilling your New Year's resolutions.

Can't help myself , bad habits
Well I'm running wild, lost control
And it's a shame to see
That a girl like me
Has got so many, bad habits
Well I'm off the rails
My resistence fails, tempations got
A hold on me
And I can't refuse
Because I always lose
Can't help myself
Bad habits
Well it just ain't right
That it's something I can't fight
I can't stop going out and having spending fun.......(Christmas sales can be a curse)
Well I tried to be good,
But I knew I never could
Cause i've got more bad habits than anyone
When I get the urge
I just got to splurge ....... (France, books, gardening and technology - if only I could master it)
I'm a slave to all my desires
Well I'm in a mess
Because i can't repress all of these
Bad habits
Can't help myself
Bad Habits
Well I'm running wild ....... (relatively speaking, for a Capricorn who likes being in control)
Lost control
And it's a shame to see
That a girl like me
Has so many bad habits
Well it just ain't right
It's something I can't fight
I can't stop going out being distracted and having fun
Well I tried to be good

But I knew I never could
Cause i've got more bad habits
Than anyone
When I get the urge
I just got to splurge
I'm a slave to all my desires .......(cheese, chocolate and champagne is on the desires list during the festive season)
Well I'm in a mess
Because i can't repress all of these
Bad habits

7 comments:

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Tous mes voeux de petits et grands bonheurs pour cette année 2015.
Prendre de nouvelles résolutions ?!... J'essaie d'avoir des objectifs mais les aléas de la vie décident parfois autrement... Alors je dirais simplement que je laisserais la fantaisie agir et faire pétiller ma vie et la vôtre aussi !

Gros bisous ♡

cieldequimper said...

Happy New Year!

(I've stopped with New Year's resolutions and replaced them by occasional anytime resolutions... :-))

Debs said...

I saw a sign outside a bookshop recently that I feel fits perfectly.
"I've given up on resolutions, who wants to know a hungry, tired, sober b*#$% anyway"
:D

Karena Albert said...

Dear Elizabeth, Happy New Year!

It is a challenge of course and I am set back by pneumonia just diagnosed yesterday! Better soon and then back in action!
All the best in 2015 my friend!
xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Bonjour Elizabeth,

I always get excited about my new year's resolutions. Most of them are the typical ones, like working out, a healthier diet and resting. Unfortunately, I fall short on those promises so I have decided not to make any promises which I can not keep. I am however doing my best to improve my bad habits and to have give myself the same importance that I do with everything else.

But you are off to a great start. Keep up the good work. You will be my inspiration.

Fondly,

Janet

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

merci pour votre gentil petit message et la pensée particulière pour les victimes de l'attentat à Paris.

Gros bisous

Decor To Adore said...

Best of luck to you! I too made a list and so far am sticking to them.

Have a beautiful day!