New Beginnings in Western Australia
We’ve survived the Mayan New Year, so the world isn’t going to end just yet. Don’t know about you, but I’m pretty glad about that. There are still so many places I want to discover in Western Australia … places just too beautiful to be relegated to dust.
The great thing about this part of the world is that it’s such an inspiring place for new starts. The landscapes are huge, the adventures can be adrenalin pumping, there are quiet spaces and secret places far from the madding crowds, and it’s the sort of place where you can just ‘have a go’ and try out new things – with not too many people watching you!
My new year resolutions
The Year 2000 and all the baggage which went with that is now just a memory, so hopefully we can expect some wordly longevity.
But wait, isn’t there a meteor hurtling towards earth at lightning speed which could point to the futility of making any sort of new year’s resolution? You know the type of resolution that might cause this sad carcass either pain or hardship?
Ho Hum. Don’t know about you but new resolutions and me mix together like oil and water. They don’t stick. I remember back to all those crazy new year diets which lasted just a few days, not realising that to keep weight off the healthy way it was the lifestyle changes which would ultimately help me lose weight. Things like healthy eating and lots of walking, which we managed to accomplish last year, because Western Australia has some amazing coastal and forest trails.
But the weight has crept back on over the festive season.
Yep, I do need to make some resolutions, especially to get fit and trim down again, but mostly to become a better person.
So if that meteor is going to render us as dead as dinosaurs, I need to make a few fast and life changing decisions for the short term and FAST.
In no particular order – here they are.
- Get off my butt, get out and discover as much of Western Australia as I possibly can. The Coral Coast is calling, so too is a Kimberley Cruise.
- Lose 5kgs – it is important after all to have a beautiful corpse, especially if the earth and all of us are splatted around the universe after the meteor strikes.
- Go and do some good. Anything. Specifically, visit my local volunteering centre.
- Exercise every day – and that doesn’t include typing. One hour a day, walking or cycling and thinking beautiful thoughts is the plan.
- Be nicer to my hubby. (Hmm need I be more specific?!)
- Make ZigaZag an awesome bedtime read for all of you. (Ok, I still, and continuously, need your help in the comments sections to do this)
Tips for setting New Year Resolutions
- Know the reason ‘Why’ you’re setting a resolution
- Be Specific
- Write it down, don’t just think about it
- Take baby steps … set yourself up for success and don’t try to achieve too much
- Focus on the process, and be persistent. The initial enthusiasm Will Wear Off. So keep at it.
- Slipping and tripping is human. Don’t beat yourself up if you fail. Just get back in the saddle and start again.
Wake up my lovelies! Did you think you’d get away scott free? Not likely! Now it’s over to you.
What are your New Year Resolutions?