Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Years Resolutions 2012

Before you start moaning and groaning about New Year's resolutions and writing it off as stupid and something-I’m-not-gonna-stick-to-anyway-so-why-do-it, hear me out. Is it really such a bad thing to have goals for yourself? I must admit, I've almost never stuck with any of my resolutions before, and I think I know why.

I realized that my resolutions were either totally unreachable, I didn’t really want to do it, I didn’t know how to go about it, and most importantly, I wasn’t enjoying it or it didn’t make me happy. So this year, I’m doing things a little differently; I’m going to set easy, reachable and enjoyable goals and only do things that bring me happiness. The “theme” for my New Years resolutions for 2012 is: 

“Do what you love, and do it often.”

Now, that’s actually harder than it sounds. I need to figure out what I really love doing and what really makes ME happy, not what makes other people happy.

So, I’m going to do what I love, and I’ll do it more often:

  1. I love going on date nights with The Boyfriend
  2. I love burning candles in my house
  3. I love having lunch outside (open air restaurants or picnics)
  4. I love talking to my family on Skype.
  5. I love shopping and browsing.
  6. I love playing and cuddling with dogs
  7. I love watching my favorite TV shows
  8. I love traveling
  9. I love getting flowers for my house
  10. I love going out to restaurants with good friends
  11. I love reading
  12. I love buying gifts for loved ones
  13. I love going for walks in the city
  14. I love blogging
  15. I love taking photos
  16. I love being creative at work
  17. I love praying
  18. I love baking
  19. I love sending handwritten letters
  20. I love watching movies
Hopefully I managed to change your view on New Year’s resolutions. If not, well, you are lucky to be so freakin’ perfect! ;-) If so, please share your goals for 2012.


  1. Your list of loving things to do sounds exciting. I know 2012 will be a wonderful year for you and the boyfriend. Always be happy and positive, whatever you do.... Love u...

  2. Hi dear, thanks for doing this post. I am not usually one for New Years Resolution. But you are right about ding the things you love more often. Everything on your list is achievable and not far out of reach. Sometimes we set ourselves some really difficult goals. I like this list, very do-a-ble.

  3. This is such a great idea. I've already started thinking of things that i'd put on my list.

    I think the main problem with new years resolutions are people cut out things they love to do but are mainly bad for them. However this is identifying the things you love that aren't necessary bad for you & therefore concentrating on making yourself happy! Anyway, great idea :)

  4. I absolutely love to do all those things too this new year. We are in the same boat dear. :)

  5. First off, "If you want to be happy, then be" is my new mantra. I love this post! This is exactly how people should approach New Year's Resolutions. And you're so right: your goals should be about achieving happiness. Great job, girly. Thanks for sharing this link with me :)


  6. I love this idea! Doing more of what you love and with people you love. =]
    Awesome idea, and I can't wait to start thinking of my own!!

  7. Great blog hun! You've inspired me to do a Resolution blog as well!

    Awesome posts, xoxo

    Follow eachother ?


  8. Love it! I didnt keep to one of my 2011 resolutions but I think if I follow your example, I might just be more succesful in 2012. Happy New Year!!!!!

  9. I love the idea of doing what you love as resolutions! Good work :))

  10. Thanks for all the amazing comments! Now, go out and do the things you love to do with the people you love to do it with! Everyone, have a safe and spectacular New Year's Eve! xxx

  11. Hi Liesl, thanks for sharing your what you really Love.. for me I love Blogging... feel free to visit at for your online web resource...

  12. "do what you love and do it often" good advice and doable goals! Hopefully we can stick do our goals this year!

    xxx from : )

  13. I absolutely love your list. It is really cute. I hope you manage to do all the things you love often!


  14. That is just good life advice, not just around New Year's. Great post!

  15. This is a great idea. Life is short, enjoy it.

  16. Love the list, girl! Thanks for sharing!



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