I like it better when Chinese New Year is in February. Chinese New Year at the end of January (23 and 24 Jan no less) is way too early..
It's... a little too SOON after Christmas and New Year and I haven't had time to think about my new year's resolutions. It has always been my personal tradition to do that as part during the Chinese New Year.
This year, since I caught a nasty flu bug during CNY.. and because CNY came upon us so early, I'm late.
Well, better late than never.
My resolutions this year are pretty simple.
1. Eat healthily
I always try to do a bit of exercise but when it comes to good food, I've always gone easy on myself.
But I realised that too much carbs weren't doing me any good and I was feeling more tired and putting on weight in spite of regular exercise due to my diet.
Since December, I've cut back on carbs and have lost about 3-4 kg since. But I do want to maintain this low carb diet for a longer period of time. Not only was I cutting back on carbs, but I was also eating more fruits, nuts and drinking more milk. And I have found myself more energetic and alert. Which is really good. So I shall continue eating healthily in 2012.
2. Change my lifestyle
This year, I want my lifestyle to be different
I maintain a very boring lifestyle - work long hours from Mondays to Fridays, sleep in on Saturdays and go to church/ cell group on Sundays.
I shall do something different in 2012. I haven't quite decided how. But I will most definitely do it.
3. Enjoy life a little more heartily
I think I miss out on the beautiful things in life too much.
This year, I want to take time to smell the flowers on my way to work, enjoy a different city and time alone when I go on business trips, go for a morning swim before work sometimes, have a cup of homemade tea latte on Saturday mornings.. and just do those small small things that makes life so much more beautiful and different.