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Willpower

AdvantagesWorks for me

Disadvantages-

"...on. I eat only what my body needs and not what my eyes desire. I became vegan because it makes me happy - others think I am being awkward at times but it is my choice and a lifetime commitment. I have stopped trying to control life and now I 'go with the flow' - it is so liberating to realise that you cannot control anything so why bother. This is not to say that I am not organised as I am but I do not get stressed about anything anymore as it just ..." Read review
03.01.2012

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My resolutions for 2012

AdvantagesIt's something to aim for

DisadvantagesI won't be happy if I don't manage it!

"...using up toiletries)! I wasn't sure what to put for the score so I hedged my bets with 3! ..." Read review
08.01.2012

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2012 . . . THE YEAR I TRY TO HELP MYSELF . . .

Advantageson the way to a healthier happier me - I hope!

Disadvantagesit's definitely not going to be easy . . .

"I don't often participate in ciao cafe reviews these days but this one caught my eye as I had just written a blog about it yesterday. Normally, I don't make resolutions but this year I decided I NEEDED to. Except, to try and make it less like a resolution and, therefore, hopefully easier to stick to, I'm calling it a "goal". I've been quite worried about my health over this past year as i was getting lots of random pains in my side and the two doctors ..." Read review
04.01.2012

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Can I do it? - Yes I can ... well maybe.

AdvantagesEasy to set resolutions.

DisadvantagesNot so easy to keep them!

"...I also intend to see what is on offer in the Ciao Café more often. 4. Reading. Whilst I was teaching I used to read a lot, partly as part of my job as an English teacher and partly as relaxation to wind down. However, last year I only read one book, Jamaica Inn, which I feel is nowhere near enough. I like reading book reviews on Ciao and feel that reading is good for the brain as well as enjoyable and relaxing. So, I fully intend to extend ..." Read review
06.01.2012

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Energy saving resolution

Advantagessave energy, save climate, a good new year resolution to make

DisadvantagesNone

"The earth completed one more revolution around the sun and so did we. It is very hard to comprehend and accept the significance of the moment as we leave one year behind and step into a new year. Similarly, nothing special happened as I entered 2012 watching the live television broadcast of the firework concert at the Edinburgh Castle on the 31st night. When I woke up in the first morning of 2012, nothing had changed dramatically ..." Read review
14.01.2012

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Another chance to be me, but better!

AdvantagesThings can only get better.

DisadvantagesI may not reach the stars, but the moon would be ok.

"...want to regain interest in what should be my priorities this year, and remember that however close I come to the original mortgage free aim does not really matter, as I have already done enough of this to achieve an earlier aim of being a stay at home mum. So for me, this year can be split up into: ===Health=== One of the things that plagues me is depression. It can hit me from no-where, and really, there is no need for it to be like that. So I ..." Read review
09.01.2012

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Work Less, Walk More

AdvantagesChoosing to be happy

DisadvantagesTaking the risk

"...I'd always known who and what they are, and it didn't and doesn't change my love for them. But it is someone else I miss. Work was particularly stressful. My planned Big Trip was abandoned. BUT: these are also excuses, for each of the losses brought blessings. Thanks to my Dad, I am now debt-free and my home is mine and secure. Only after my friend's departure did I realise what a controlling and limiting influence they had been in ..." Read review
07.01.2012

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Community Level 5kayleaf

kayleaf

New Year, New Look, New News!

AdvantagesIt will make things so much more enjoyable

DisadvantagesThere's always a chance I might loose track

"...plan is to give myself what I am calling Challenge 30. That is 30 minutes of dance excersise for 30 days. My aim is that after 30 days dancing will be in my routine, I will have set aside 30 minutes every day to help me get that little bit fitter and I might as well carry on. I wanted to set a realistic goal for myself and something that has a foreseeable end (even though it doesn't really) I am hoping it will inspire me to carry on if at the end ..." Read review
03.01.2012

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It's all about me!

AdvantagesWill make me feel much better

DisadvantagesFairly selfish

"...you can quite clearly see what I am trying to do, don’t think for a minute that I won’t get hideously close to you with my boot – we teach our children not to do this, but clearly some people have forgotten the basic rules of being a pedestrian. ==Bums and Tums== I know - The age old promise and most predictable resolution in the book. This year my Mother-in-Law turns sixty and so she has booked a holiday for herself, her partner, my husband, ..." Read review
07.01.2012

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I feel confident for 2012!

AdvantagesFeel great if you stick to them, Great benefits.

DisadvantagesMay not stick to them, Not always easy to stick to.

"...have helped me to choose what my new year's resolutions are going to be. I have chosen more than one resolution because I think mine are fairly easy to stick to. 1) Eat healthy and exercise - I'm not the type of person who'll regularly visit McDonalds or eat junk food. How-ever the last 4-5 months, I feel as though I have put on a little weight and my eating habits haven't been very good. I don't have breakfast all the time, which means I’m hungry ..." Read review
03.01.2012

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My best resolution in 28 years!

Advantagesnot losing anything, making myself feel better

Disadvantageswhat to do instead?

"...I attempt to pick something. What will it be for 2012? Firstly, I’m writing this a little bit too late in some respects as most resolutions would have already fallen by the wayside into the third week of January. Nonetheless, to date I have obliged with my simple, yet almost impossible task; to stop watching reality television shows. Now, you may think that resolutions need to have something to do with health and believe me in a convoluted way ..." Read review
15.01.2012

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Pray that your New Year Resolutions are answered

AdvantagesPrayer help meet your new year resolutions

DisadvantagesNone, no collateral damage

"...stop. a complete break. And what better time to break from the past and herald a new beginning then a New Year. So people tend to break from the past and inititate a new turn, a new beginning and that ritual is what we know as 'Resolution'. A New year Resolution gives us hope or reaffirms that hope since the hope is always there. However, hope alone is not enough. For the resolution to become a reality it has to be imbued with some prayers. Many ..." Read review
06.01.2012

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