2012: Year Of The Chris?

I think over the course of 2011 I improved a bit, by December I was healthier, more independent and happier than I had been in January. But in 2012 I intend to keep going and improve myself and my life more. With that in mind these are my resolutions and plans for the New Year.

Keep going with the getting healthy plan

This is an ongoing thing and I intend to build on what I’ve already done, I intend to lose few more stone and keep going with the jogging so that I can get fitter and do a 5k. Since starting the running I feel a lot better and I’d like to increase this feeling and feel better about myself. To achieve this I have a couple of plans:

  • Join a gym
  • Eat healthier (No fast food, less takeaways, less chocolate, more fruit, cut down on sugary/salty stuff)
  • Keep going with the running
  • Walk to work more often (I’ve caught a lot of buses and stuff recently, due to the bad weather, but I should just keep going with it)
  • Do a Sports Relief run in March
  • Run a 5K
  • Look in to joining a football or rugby team

Try and be a better person

Now I’m not exactly Lex Luthor or something, but I could be a lot closer to Kal-El as well.

While I may be a lot calmer and level headed than I was, I can still be extremely impatient and intolerant of other people and their failings, and I’m going to try and work on this. I can be more positive and patient, and I could also maybe bite back some of the sarkier remarks that pop into my head.


Really enjoyed going to Morocco and Sri Lanka last year and would love to see more of the world. Only hindrance really is cash, but hopefully can still afford one or two overseas jaunts.


I’ve always talked about wanting to be a writer, but never seem to actually make any proactive steps towards doing it, so in 2012, even if it just brings rejection, at least I know I’ll have given it a decent go.

Try new things and take more risks

I’m only 26 and I figure I should try and experience as much as I can. Just letting my fears and worries control my life seems daft, and who knows what fun or at least interesting stories I’ve been depriving myself of.


Two of my friends are currently teaching English out in China and seem to really be enjoying it, and it seems like a pretty cool thing to do. So I plan to do a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) course, I’m not sure I fancy China but I wouldn’t mind trying to go teach somewhere like Japan or Thailand, or maybe in South America.

Look for new job

If the TEFL thing doesn’t work out I think I’ll have to start looking for a new job, there has to be something better out there. My job isn’t the toughest in the world but it can be soul-destroying at times, and I think it’d be nice to do something that doesn’t leave me utterly fed up at the end of a shift and actually enjoy doing. Watch this space.

Be more sociable

One side effect of my current job is that quite often after a shift all I want to do is slob out watching TV or reading, and while this is sometimes perfectly acceptable its not advisable all of the time. I need to start socialising more, going out and doing stuff. Seeing my mates and maybe even making some new ones. It’ll probably make me feel a lot more positive about life as well.

Any thoughts, or resolutions/plans of your own? You know what to do. LLAP


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