Today is the last day of 2009! What is past is past and we cannot undo anymore. It’s either we rejoice or we regret. I got up this morning and thought through again what I had achieved and what I had failed to achieve this year. I spent more time thinking about the coming year and all my New Year Resolutions that I have defined over the past few weeks.
New Year Resolutions for 2009
What were my New Year Resolutions for 2009? I only had 3. They were:
- Be consistent in playing badminton and play well.
- Start a blog and be consistent in posting articles.
- Learn new recipes to cook for my family.
Did I achieve them? I’m very happy to say that I did. I play badminton 3-4 times a week and had greatly improved in my skill. I started a blog and had been posting consistently everyday. I did learn a lot of new recipes because I wanted to cook better and healthier food for my family. In fact, most of the recipes on my blog are new recipes that I tried out. I must say I have never tried out so many recipes in about 6 months’ time!
New Year Resolutions for 2010
What about 2010? Again I only have 3 New Year Resolutions. They are:
- Learn photography.
I have a good camera but seldom used it. I have been very complacent with my small point-and-shoot digital camera because it is so convenient. I would love to pick up some photography skills this coming year.
- Learn food presentation skill
I love to cook but my food presentation is always very simple. I would love to learn more garnishing and better presentation this coming year.
- Learn the keyboard
I love music. My daughter teaches piano and I should have no excuse not learning it. I have a music corner now so I know I’m going to enjoy it. If ever I get frustrated, I’ll just bang it out on the drums…..haha.
3 Tips to Achieving New Year Resolutions
It’s not easy to fulfill New Year Resolutions. To help myself, I have 3 tips to achieving them. They are:
- Have 3 or less resolutions. I would be all over the place if I have too many. In the end I will achieve nothing. So, 3 or less are ideal for me.
- Break them down into small achievable goals. Don’t be too ambitious. Remember that small goals lead to big goals.
- Incentives and rewards. I love books and kitchen gadgets so I always reward myself for achieving any small goals. They don’t need to be expensive but they are important in my journey towards achieving my bigger goals and dreams.
On top of everything, my goal every year is to be a better wife, a better mother and a better friend.
I really hope that 2009 ended great for you and 2010 will be a better year as you see your goals and dreams come true.
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”A Very Happy and Prosperous New Year!”
Quote of the day…..
”If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.”