New Year’s Resolutions For 2010

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Wishing everyone a Very Fruitful and Beautiful 2010!

Wishing everyone a Very Fruitful and Beautiful 2010!

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.

Did you achieve your New Year Resolutions for 2009? What are your New Year Resolutions for 2010? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below. If you like this article, please subscribe via the RSS or email (both are at the top right corner of my blog) so that you don’t miss out on any future articles.

Wishing everyone
”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.

Les Brown

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Divina  on December 31st, 2009

Actually, I didn’t achieve my goals for 2009. Although I have a lot of goals and dreams to achieve, the first thing I want to do is to be bold and courageous and everything will follow. Happy New Year Mary.

pegasuslegend  on December 31st, 2009

Happy New Year!

Shirley  on December 31st, 2009

I like that “fruitful” with an apt picture!. Happy New Year to you too!

veron  on December 31st, 2009

Happy New Year, Mary! Here’s to a great 2010!

Mary  on December 31st, 2009

@Divina - Let bygones be bygones. Look ahead and press on to the goals ahead of you. I do hope to see your goals and dreasms come true in 2010.

@Pegaguslegend - Happy New Year to you, too, Claudia!

@Shirley - Thank you. Happy New Year to you, too, Shirley.

@Veron - Happy New Year to you, too, Veron! Have fun!

Sarah, Maison Cupcake  on December 31st, 2009

There’s very sound advice for us all to follow in there Mary. If you work on your first two resolutions your blog will go from strength to strength.

Mary  on December 31st, 2009

@Sarah - Thanks very much. I do hope to improve on my blog as time goes by. I would love to bake more, too :P Happy New Year, Sarah!

anncoo  on December 31st, 2009

Happy New year and wishing you & your family all the best for the coming year.

Mary  on December 31st, 2009

@Anncoo - Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Prosperous New Year, too!

ravenouscouple  on December 31st, 2009

those seem all very doable for you w/ your talents.. happy new years!

rebecca  on December 31st, 2009

awesome and insightful post and very realistic love your blog Mary
Happy New year Rebecca

Katherine  on December 31st, 2009

You have great resolutions for 2010. Actually photography is one of mine that I missed on my post. A lot of bloggers will give you a helping hand Mary. Thats how most of us learned. What camera do you have. Perhaps I can help and give you some tips that were given to me by fellow bloggers.

sheba  on December 31st, 2009

Happy New Year!!

Christine@Christine's Recipes  on December 31st, 2009

Wish you all the best and achieve your goals in 2010!

Happy New Year, Mary!

Ellie  on December 31st, 2009

Great post! Wishing you a very happy new year :)

Impromptu Diva  on December 31st, 2009

i share two of your new year’s resolution as i would like to learn photography as well and it goes hand in hand with better food presentation…

here’s to our goals mary…. cheers!

Trissa  on December 31st, 2009

You are one of the few people I know who can actually keep New Year’s resolutions and am really proud of you Mary! It was great to know you and I am sure in 2010 you will meet all your goals!
Happy New Year!

TasteHongKong  on December 31st, 2009

Mary, Wish every wish of you comes true in 2010 and cheers!

Mary  on January 1st, 2010

@ravenouscouple - Thanks very much. I look forward to achieving all of them, at least to a certain level. Happy New Year to you, too!

@Rebecca - Thanks very much, Rebecca. Happy New Year to you, too!

@Katherine - Awww…that’s really sweet and kind of you. You really warm my heart at the very start of 2010. I have a canon camera. I’d appreciate every help. Thanks very much, Katherine. Happy New Year!

@Sheba - Happy New Year to you, too!

@Christine@Christine’s Recipes - Thank you very much. Happy New Year, Christine!

@Ellie - Thank you very much. Happy New Year, Ellie!

@Impromptu Diva - Totally agree with you that photography and food presentation go very well together. I would also love to take beautiful pictures of people and sceneries. Let’s try to achieve that this year :) I’m sure we can do it, right? Happy New Year!

@Trissa - Thank you very much. I only have 3 New Year’s resolutions :P That makes it easier to achieve. I really hope to achieve them by end of 2010. Trissa, it’s a real joy to meet you. Love your blog. Appreciate your friendship very much. Happy New Year!

@TasteHongKong - I really hope so. Need to work hard though :D Happy New Year!

Thas  on January 1st, 2010

That’s grt Mary, gud to know that u were successful in achieving 2009 resolutions and you will definitely achieve this year’s too. Good luck with that. Happy New year to you and your family!

Mary  on January 2nd, 2010

@Thas - Keeping my fingers crossed that I can fufill my New Year resolutions for this year. Need to work hard on them :P Happy New Year to you and your family, too, Thas!

The Cooking Ninja  on January 3rd, 2010

I have some in mind but need to write them down and hope to fulfill them. :) Resolutions are hard. :p

Mary  on January 4th, 2010

@The Cooking Ninja - Agree with you that resolutions are hard to fulfill. That’s why I only wrote down 3 :P I haven’t started yet. Hope to start soon. The days just pass by so fast!

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