I know that every year, whatever New Year’s resolution I commit to seems to only last a week before I accidentally slip up (and therefore conclude that carrying on is completely pointless) or forget that I even made one. But this year, along with my new batch of resolutions, I am going to resolute to keep them up and actually benefit from my choices of improvement.
I always find that writing down a New Year’s resolution really helps in sticking to it, because, if its in permanent ink on a piece of paper, it’s not that easy to forget or ignore.
Also, I know some people are rather ambitious with their resolutions, creating about 6 or 7 to stick to in order to transform them into the perfect being, but realistically, too much too fast will only lead to meltdown mode and every resolution you made wont be fulfilled.
So, what are my New Year’s resolutions for 2012?
- Drink more water. In true Brit style, if it’s not a cup of tea, I’m usually not drinking anything, so this year I am going to make a conscious effort to try and drink the recommended amount (about 8 glasses) of water a day. If what they say is true, I should be looking forward to glowing skin very soon!
- Stop squeezing any blackheads. I am awful for doing this; it really is my worst habit. Even though I know that they aren’t particularly visible, if I’m about a centimetre away from the mirror and therefore can see a blackhead looming on my nose, I feel an absolute compulsion to squeeze it. But all this does is irritates the pore and I end up with a big spot, which equals a big, no no. Therefore, when I can see a blackhead taunting me in the future, I am going to try and walk away when the urge to squeeze occurs.
- Exercise at the gym every other day. Like most people this Christmas, I have over indulged on mountainous chocolate and have let my fitness and my body go a little bit. I have a membership at my local gym, so this New Year, I am actually going to use it! Victoria's Secret VSX range are doing this really fun idea where you pledge a commitment to be fit in 2012, and in doing so, you are entered into a competition which could allow you to win some VSX goodies. So with VSX motivating me, hopefully, during this year I will be hydrated, have good skin and be fit and healthy!
BRING ON 2012!
Hopefully these resolutions will inspire you to create some of your own, and even if you don’t fancy keeping something up that’s a dramatic change, just drinking more water will definitely make you feel better!
You can watch the Victoria's Secret campaign here, it’s quite inspirational, would definitely not mind looking like those VS Angels!