Okay, let’s be honest. New Year’s resolutions are hard! They are difficult to come up with, difficult to keep, and ever yyear I just feel more and more guilty that I haven’t managed to keep them beyond January!

So now we’re halfway through the year, how are you doing?

I’ll share mine, and please share yours in the comments!

My first New Year’s Resolution was to try and spend more time relaxing. I know that sounds daft, and I am not saying I never relax, but I work a full time job and essentially have a full time job as an author too. Yup, that’s two full time jobs, and it can be challenging to relax – especially when you add housework, trying to keep fit, and sleep (!) into the mix too.

How’s it going? Not terribly, but not great. I had my birthday off work (thank you!), but if I’m perfectly honest, I spent most of it working on some edits for a new book for you! D’oh!

My second New Year’s Resolution was to try and be more adventurous with my cooking. Not going to lie, I hate cooking. I love eating though, so I have some wonderful cookbooks I have been gifted over the years, and I wanted to try more of those recipes.

…again, not a terrible result, but not great! I have cooked more often however, and I have been a little more creative in terms of ingredients. I will admit I haven’t tried any completely new recipes yet.

Last but by no means least, my third New Year’s Resolution was to speak to my friends and family more often, and I’m pleased to say that I have found some success there. 2020 was such a strange year and it was frustrating not to be able to see the people that I loved whenever I wanted.

Thank goodness for technology! I now have weekly or fortnightly calls with most of those I love, and ad hoc calls with others. It’s not perfect, and I can’t wait for us to all have the vaccine, but until then, I’m doing okay.

What about you? Are you finding New Year’s Resolutions hard to keep? Did you make any this year? Tell me in the comments below!

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