Making 2015 Better Than 2014

I have been thinking about my New Year’s resolutions for 2015. My 2014 did not quite go to plan, actually, it went so off plan that now I feel like I am a slightly different person for it. The resolutions that I am making this year are ones that will make some the negative experiences I had last year, into positive ones for the future.

1. I will think more positively about everything and I will not let other people’s negativity bring me down.

2. I will not make excuses for myself or my children, unnecessarily. If my three year old is acting like a three year old, I will not make excuses because she is not acting like she is older. I often feel like I have to excuse myself for everything I do and explain every decision I make so I am going to try not to do that as much.

3. I will enjoy having the freedom to do what I want, when I want and with whom I want. Over the last year, I felt very restricted with all of these things. This year, I have already started to feel excited about even the simplest of things. I am appreciating and feeling grateful for, well, pretty much everything.

I think that going through a negative experience has made me even more determined to make myself learn and grow from it. I am not going to let myself dwell on the past (although I’m sure I will think about it at times), instead I am going to make it into something positive, constructive and use it to improve my overall life and well being.

I started my resolutions for 2015 at the end of November (who says they have to start on January 1st?) and already I feel much better for them. The way I think about things has changed slightly already. I feel much more optimistic about life in general so these are certainly going to extend further than 2015, if all goes to plan.

What are your resolutions for 2015?

  • Anne

    Good for you! I’m glad you’ve already started, it sounds like a great plan. Have a great year!

  • Em Rathbone

    These sound like a fab set of resolutions. I’ve not made any this year, I’m just going to focus on being more present

  • Sarah Ebner

    I think your resolutions sound just perfect to be honest and would be extremely good ones for all of us to follow!

  • Some very positive resolutions there – wishing you a fabulous 2015!

  • Globalmouse

    Sounds like a great list. Hope you have a great 2015!

  • You Baby Me Mummy

    Great resolutions, good luck and I hope you have a fabulous 2015 x

  • The 40 Year Old DG

    Great resolutions, i am with you on turning negativity into positivity and need to do that myself.

  • mummyoftwo

    Good for you and I hope you manage to stick to it! I don’t tend to make resolutions in January as I never ever stick to them!

  • Those sound like pretty good resolutions. Hope 2015 goes well for you. I made two – firstly to actually read the books our book group chooses and then to start running properly again. We’ll see…..

  • It’s always good to have a plan and know you can chop and change through the year if needs be. All the best for 2015

  • Mellissa Williams

    I love the first one, it’s hard not to let others get you down sometimes!

  • Great. I particularly like number 2! You sound very positive too; hope 2015 goes well for you x

  • Good for you. I am working on not worrying so much. I am enjoying bacon and chocolate so far.

  • Beautyqueenuk

    Some really good goals there, I never make any resolutions, I have this inbuilt issue of having to break them x

  • Agata Pokutycka

    I want to smile more… just find more reasons for it and enjoy all the little pleasures

  • Jen Walshaw

    We sat down as a family and made some intentions for 2015. I hope that 2015 brings you joy and happiness

  • I hope 2015 is good for you and yes I am not going to let people bring me down

  • Vaichin@RamblingThroughParenth

    I like that you started in November. Hope you have a lovely 2015.

  • I don’t do resolutions. Yours are great though and I wish you a wonderful year ahead 🙂

  • Sylvia Fiolunka

    I don’t do resolutions but I promised myself that I will do everything in my power to make this year better!

  • I haven’t set any resolutions this year’s as there is too much pressure when I break them

  • Kara

    I don’t set resolutions but have set myself goals