NEW YEars resolutions?


#1

anyone got any? too soon for this crap?

i’m going to knock drinking on the head for Jan and Feb - felt liek shit the last three days due too a heavy saturday drinking, fucks up all my plans!!!

YOU?

  • i love new years resolutions, i find it a great positive way to start the year afresh and a useful guide to becoming a better, more positive, more productive, joyful me!!!
  • go fuck yourself

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#2

I’m either gonna get out of this life, or get on with it.
Right now it’s looking more like the former.


#3

No smoking and only very occasional until April 2nd (this is more the new year being a good cut off point for getting into full marathon training mode than any particular NYR)


#4

I’m not making resolutions as such (lose weight, stop drinking blah blah) but instead I like the idea of setting myself a challenge e.g to run a certain amount of miles in the next year. I’ve just got a year’s Odeon Limitless card so I’ve set a target of going to see 52 films by the end of 2017.

The big resolution of course is to get my house, job and life into a state that I can sell up, go traveling then move back to Scotland.


#5

I rarely make ones banning myself from doing anything. I guess this year’s one is Have More Fun, because 2016 was too much of a slog.

Also, as a fellow January birthday person, you understand my automatic disapproval of people spending January strictly giving up everything and not being up for doing things only to fold in February.


#6

Don’t really do them. I have some goals for the year though:

  • Read more. I’ve read maybe 3 books this year which is my worst book-reading year since I was about 4 I reckon.
  • Cycle 10,000km across the year.

  • Do a 200km and 300km audax.

  • Maybe get involved in the committee of my cycle club?

  • DiS Bike Wankers Social Ride volume 2: the bloodening.


#7

Simple solution: learn how to read a book whilst riding your bike.


#8

january sucks tho - might as well write it off


#9

But it is the glorious month of our birth Christopher?

(Maybe we should just move to Australia?)


#10

Actually now I think about it, this is such a total bellendishly dangerous thing to do I find myself amazed I haven’t seen someone doing it in London.


#11

it is SHIT tho, birthday is the only good bit, but it’s a terrible time to have a party or something


#12

stop gnashing my teeth
do something fun at least once a day
read everything by Derrida


#13

:smiley:

It’s true though, most of my reading came from having a shit long commute and now that’s gone I just don’t… read any more. Same with music, though I can’t be fucking arsed with music any more really.


#14

Got some easy-ish ones:

  • no more bread (already done this for December so far)
  • exercise or boxing every day of the year except holidays (but probably still holidays)

and then some much, much harder ones:

  • No more beer.
  • No more social media except using Messenger. I.e. not delete profile but outright stop posting/commenting and switch off notifications and
  • Pass B1 French

#15

don’t do this.


#16

but the amount of time i spend…

and i doubt i can moderate very well, it’s possibly all or nothing with me. it’s tricky


#17

Be more assertive and actually voice concerns rather than internalise them
Do the Hackney Half in a better time than this year
Continue to run at least 10k a week after the Hackney Half at the very least
Either toast for breakfast or a sandwich at lunch, never both


#18

Bonne chance avec le français, enfin tu pourras faire les jeux des mots et blagues abominables comme un vrai papa français.


#19

Get a new job


#20

Don’t really make resolutions, but I do have targets or aims that I strive to achieve, and which I’d hope to make progress on this year.

This includes:

  • Doing the garden (it’s currently a mess of dirt and weeds)
  • Run the London Marathon (training is going okay for this, but I really need to step it up in the new year)
  • Keep playing hockey, and for my team to not get relegated.
  • Progress with numerous other DIY jobs throughout the year
  • Start cycling into work and become a cycle wanker
  • Get back into my swimming
  • Go to more gigs and see more films at the cinema
  • Have more people over to stay and over for dinner