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Do you do NY resolutions?

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Well do you? And if you do, what will you be revving yourself up to start in a little over 15hrs from now?

Personally I don't, although I have vowed to try and be a little more disciplined about writing a few journal entries in a lovely journal I have on my desk, which largely sits redundant. No exercise regimes, no diets, no increased step counts.

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Happy new year to all of you btw.

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Not really for me, Des. But as I’ve mentioned elsewhere I’m going to have a punt at Dry January.

Not a huge drinker by any means but I do like a JD and a single malt. (that’s not a cocktail, By the way!)

Especially about 4pm. Strangely enough, I rarely drink in the evening.

So we’ll see how I get on!

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I have said this before.... I am not a huge fan of new year resolutions. My usual vow is not to look back on the past year as the "good old days". :)

That said, I prefer to look back at the progress I have (hopefully) made with the ever constant "to do list".
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No real resolutions here, either. Just get on and enjoy life to the best possible in a positive way.

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I don't do "New year" resolutions as such, but it's a good time of year to reflect and plan targets for the year. More seasonal though - like painting the fence in Spring, spending a few hours a week (on dry days) working on my Land Rover. painting the kitchen on a nice day (light enough to see what I'm doing properly and vent the room). That sort of thing.

Both myself and my wife have gone down with some unpleasant lurgy in the last couple of days, so no immediate plans. I expect that you'e all enjoy the "New Year" celebrations more than we do. All the best everyone.
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I once made a New Year’s resolution not to make any New Year’s resolutions and it’s the only one I’ve ever managed to keep.
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Re my OP, the cover page of my journal. It's kinda noncommittal, casual. NO PRESSURE. :lol:
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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Sun Dec 31, 2023 12:52 pm No real resolutions here, either. Just get on and enjoy life to the best possible in a positive way.

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Turn the TV on far less, open a book far more, and listen to a lot more music.

I’m debating the need to make this more specific with hours per week so it’s a bit more tangible. Something’s got to change in the Stanley house this year.
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jkbarnes wrote: Sun Dec 31, 2023 2:43 pm Turn the TV on far less, open a book far more…….

Small steps Drew, you could start by reading the TV guide.
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No resolutions for me, but man - I have a big feeling of new stuff on the brew as we turn into next year.
I’ll share a quote that’s illustrating that sense of change for me right now:

You’re not obliged to be the person you were five minutes ago
Alan Watts

This year I was formally diagnosed autistic, and ADHD. To reach fifty having never known yourself (having hidden it all away in dissociation and confusion and exhaustion to try to ‘fit in’), and then trying to make sense of the lost years of mental illness, inability to contribute; well - there’s a lot of grief to go through. This year has been a flipping existential tsunami, and I’m lying on the beach now surrounded by debris but breathing fresh air for the first time in my life….

Why am I telling you this?
1. Oversharing can be an autistic trait (you know me for over sharing- I’ve been doing it for a long time! :lol: )
2. I finally understand the watchie thing - special intense interests are an autistic thing - especially unusual interests. Now being a watchie isn’t that unusual, but being a woman in the watchie world still deep diving after ten years is a little bit out the ordinary :lol: But here’s the thing - the flipping I’ve been doing this past few years relates far more to my ADHD brain that craves novelty, change and shiny new things for dopamine hits. The combination of the two things can totally explain my conflicting needs to (a) find the one watch to wear anll the time (a very autistic pursuit), and (b) own ALL the watches! :lol:
3. This is important - I’ve always been very open here about mental health stuff. It’s nothing to do with self-aggrandisement or anything like that, and I’m not having a pity party. It’s just me saying that if anyone‘s struggling with anything and they don’t have anyone they can talk to - well, you can PM me any time. We’re all in privileged positions to be able to own watches but that doesn’t mean we don’t struggle here there and everywhere else.

So - I definitely don’t want to derail the thread. Just PM me if you want to say ‘wow - so that’s why you’re a bit weird’… (I fully claim the word weird- you may use it formally now in reference to me :lol: ); or even ‘everybody thinks they’re autistic nowadays’ or even ‘we’re all a bit autistic’…. Happy to have those chats too if anyone’s interested.

2024 I’m building me some good energies. :D
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Hmm, possibly a repeat of last year's one for me. Cut the working week to 5 days. I did manage to get to that last year. For maybe 6 weeks.
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I have to, lose weight, get fit, get organised, finish tasks to completion.
None of which are difficult to achieve for me, with the exception of the final one, which can negate the effectiveness of the first three.

But the first three are priorities, from tomorrow.

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missF wrote: Sun Dec 31, 2023 5:00 pm No resolutions for me, but man - I have a big feeling of new stuff on the brew as we turn into next year.
I’ll share a quote that’s illustrating that sense of change for me right now:

You’re not obliged to be the person you were five minutes ago
Alan Watts

This year I was formally diagnosed autistic, and ADHD. To reach fifty having never known yourself (having hidden it all away in dissociation and confusion and exhaustion to try to ‘fit in’), and then trying to make sense of the lost years of mental illness, inability to contribute; well - there’s a lot of grief to go through. This year has been a flipping existential tsunami, and I’m lying on the beach now surrounded by debris but breathing fresh air for the first time in my life….

Why am I telling you this?
1. Oversharing can be an autistic trait (you know me for over sharing- I’ve been doing it for a long time! :lol: )
2. I finally understand the watchie thing - special intense interests are an autistic thing - especially unusual interests. Now being a watchie isn’t that unusual, but being a woman in the watchie world still deep diving after ten years is a little bit out the ordinary :lol: But here’s the thing - the flipping I’ve been doing this past few years relates far more to my ADHD brain that craves novelty, change and shiny new things for dopamine hits. The combination of the two things can totally explain my conflicting needs to (a) find the one watch to wear anll the time (a very autistic pursuit), and (b) own ALL the watches! :lol:
3. This is important - I’ve always been very open here about mental health stuff. It’s nothing to do with self-aggrandisement or anything like that, and I’m not having a pity party. It’s just me saying that if anyone‘s struggling with anything and they don’t have anyone they can talk to - well, you can PM me any time. We’re all in privileged positions to be able to own watches but that doesn’t mean we don’t struggle here there and everywhere else.

So - I definitely don’t want to derail the thread. Just PM me if you want to say ‘wow - so that’s why you’re a bit weird’… (I fully claim the word weird- you may use it formally now in reference to me :lol: ); or even ‘everybody thinks they’re autistic nowadays’ or even ‘we’re all a bit autistic’…. Happy to have those chats too if anyone’s interested.

2024 I’m building me some good energies. :D
Wow Lindsey, this is quite something and really worthy of a thread in its own right. Are you lying on a real beach right now or is that a metaphorical beach? Your reply was very candid and honest which may be part of the whole process of you finally recognising who you are. I think there has probably never been more pressure on people to conform to a so-called normal trope, when what is normal after all? I like people and things that are a little different, different is good. I wish you the very best for the coming year, this forum wouldn't be the same place without your energies. Based on compulsive watch buying habits alone, I think probably 90% of this forum is on the spectrum.

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