Monday Musings…….

Here we are on the first Monday of the New Year – 2015.

I wonder what the year will bring to us all – how will we accept and how will cope with any changes that may happen during this year?

I’ve decided there will be no actual open declarations aka resolutions for me this year – none of this, I am going to do this or I am going to do that.  This time last year I actually published a resolution (to sort loads of photographs and rehouse them into albums) and will admit I failed miserably with that one 😦

So no more open admission into my mind lol

I might choose to alter habits or even develop new ones but they won’t be set in stone at the beginning of the year.  They might possibly start with thoughts that might lead to changes in lifestyle or even thoughts that might lead to a change in attitude.

About this time I’ve been known to talk about classes I’d like to take – new skills I’d like to learn – reviewing my gym membership to get the best options available – reviewing our budget so we ‘pay the bills on time’ and are able to live comfortably and be able to travel – you know all the things that seem to be upermost in my mind.  (Family and Friends come under another area of our life)

The Golfer and I sometimes have (heated) discussions following on from a night of poor sleep where we toss and turn most of the night.  We laugh at the excuses we make – hot bed – too much food – too much drink close to bed time – too much computer time – on and on it goes.  It’s only now and again we admit it could have been because we went to bed too late with minds that were still working in overdrive.

So following along with our usual New Years thoughts about learning, loving, living a healthy lifestyle we laughed when I came out with the quote/proverb my mother often said when we kids were being ‘fractious’ (right little horrors) and needed more sleep.

Early to bed, Early to rise, makes a man Healthy Wealthy and Wise

It seems so simple doesn’t it – maybe an earlier bedtime would solve all the little things going on in our life at the moment ?

I’m not saying that’s what I’m going to do….. “I will go to bed at an earlier time than I have been doing” – because that would almost be like a New Year Resolution

And I’m not making any of those this year 🙂

21 thoughts on “Monday Musings…….

  1. I am not making any resolutions either this year just try to stay healthy as I can and live each day as though it was my last. Nothing is wrong with looking after ourselves even if it means going to bed earlier. I don’t sleep all that well so I am used to the tossing and turning and getting up around 4:00 a.m. If I can nap in the daytime that is okay. Happy New Year to you and your husband. It is Sunday morning here and our first snow. We had a green Christmas sad to say but I would have loved snow for Christmas. Now I want Spring to come. The winters are long here.


    1. I was in touch with a Middleton friend yesterday who was talking about the first snow this weekend Germaine – will make her winter shorter she said.


  2. It’s Sunday here too and I was looking at this entry and thinking I had missed a day in my own life. Haha!
    No resolutions here either.

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    1. Oh the fun of living in another land and being able to confuse others lol. I often thank we know what we need to do – sometime or another, sort of when we get round to, it doesn’t necessarily need to be first thing in the year!


  3. To make a resolution is to plan… I don’t make plans if I can help it… you know the old adage – make plans and the gods laugh.


    1. Oh what a sad time you must have had Gerlinde. I’m hoping you find some sort of peace and maybe happiness as each month passes by in 2015. ‘Chin up’ as my Mum used to say.
      Take care


  4. Hi 🙂

    My last posts about why resolutions do not work might be interesting for you…

    Rough stats about “to resolve or not to resolve” issues among wordpress community:

    About the most common resolutions for the new year on wordpress:

    You can also find my progress to get out my shitty life 🙂

    You may think about starting your own Project:

    Or, it would be so much appreciated if you support mine by following, commenting and giving advice 🙂

    Also check my healthy diet (to cope Leaky Gut, fatigue and IBS) and easy recipes if you like:

    Thank you so much 🙂
    Successful & Healthy New Year 🙂



    1. My goodness Alex there’s an awful lot of reading in those links. i think my readers might be a bit overwhelmed by them all, maybe just one would be good next time
      Happy New Year to you also – I’m hoping things do change for you in 2015


    1. Come on EC surely you have more confidence than that. Mind you I’m not sure if the person who said ‘failure is the key to success’ really knew what he was talking about lol


  5. My resolution for the year ahead is to hopefully wake up every day! ;lol:

    Cathy you ask: ‘How will we accept and how will cope with any changes that may happen during this year? Already today I have heard of a change taking place in my body. I will deal with it as I always do: without fuss or stress, after all with as many birthdays as I have below my belt… change is inevitable, the bits wear out! 😆

    Happy and healthy 2015!


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