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Monday, 26 January 2015

5 Things I Will Do Differently in 2015

I know the first month of 2015 is coming to an end soon but it's never too late to decide to make positive changes, right? So when Rachel of Catch Forty Winks started this blog train I thought it'll be a good opportunity for me to draft a resolution list of sort. Penning or rather typing it down also serves as a reminder and reference for me when clutter gets in the way. (Which is often by the way!)

Here is my list of 5 things I will do differently this year:

1. Get in touch with God.

I've taken The Most High for granted. After all He did say He will never leave me nor forsake me, no? Yes but the sad thing is I have forsaken him. Just like how the best of friends or couples would stray from each other if little or no effort is made to keep the relationship going, the same goes for one's relationship with God. It's unfair for one party to have to chase the other all the time. So this year I would play my part; I would make effort to meet and stay in touch with Him.

2. Consistently set aside time to pak-tor (date) with my husband.

"I don't think I want to disturb my mum today."

"The children didn't take their afternoon nap today. I don't think we can go out because I need to put them to bed early."

"I'm too tired."

"There's still a lot of housework to be done."

I'm guilty of all those reasons/excuses and more. I admit I've been putting my husband at the back seat, so much so that he showed "jealousy" and said, "You always hug your son, yang-orh (show affection) with your son but I don't see you come and hug me at the door when I come home from work." Oops. I think he wasn't joking.

This year I will yang-orh my husband more and pak-tor with my husband more. I promise.

3. Return to my love and get some creative juices flowing.

I used to be crazy about beading and jewellery making but I stopped after I gave birth to Princess. As there are a lot of small parts and sharp tools needed for beading and wire work, I decided to shelf everything for fear of my then little one choking on the small parts (as everything she got hold of went straight to her mouth). Now that both my children are older and know better than to mistake beads for Cheerios, I thought it's a good time to indulge in my hobby once again. Consistently seeing the beautiful and exquisite works from Adeline of Adeline's Loft also makes my hands itchy!

4. Exercise more.

This is something I've decided to do for myself this year. I can feel and see my tummy growing even though I'm not pregnant with number three. Hence I thought I should really buck up and do a bit more for my health and overall well-being. I crave for the energetic feel after a gym session or swim and this feeling, I will not get from watching exercise videos on youtube no matter how motivated I feel after that!

5. Sleep earlier.

The benefits of an earlier bedtime is obvious but somehow I just couldn't or didn't sleep as early as I should. What happens each day is that I would wait till my children go to bed before I do the bulk of my housework or have some me-time. I think I would try to adjust my schedule so that I can go to bed earlier by an hour at least.

So there, I've said it. If you are following Princess and The Rock on Facebook, G+ or Instagram. Do help me by checking in and remind me of these great 5s!

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Next on the 15/5 Things I will Do Differently in 2015 Blog Train will be Ruth of

Ruth started out in life, extremely shy and incredibly reserved. If there were ever a prize to be won for the Best Wallflower, she’d win it. Then, while working at a dead-end job and wondering about the meaning of life, she discovered she had a voice and hasn't stopped talking since. She now blogs about healthy living and family at her blog, Running on Full.

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