Now we are in February, I think I have grasped the idea of the kind of year 2015 will be for me. It's no thanks to the little set of 'rules' I've made myself that I have to remember to make sure my year doesn't turn out like any of the others. Some will be hard to grasp and the others, well I am turning older!

  • Be selfish; For too long over the years I have been too worried about everyone else. I think everyone does that too often so I say this is the year to be selfish and think for yourself. Do things to make you happy, not because it will cheer up your other half or keep your friends content.
  • Make time for yourself; Its pretty simuliar to the one previous, but make some bloody time to yourself. Whether it be a warm bath with candles and bubbles once a week, or its to read your favourite book snuggled on the sofa without any distractions, make it part of the week where its all about you and time to unwind.
  • Use Facebook better;  I'm not saying get rid of facebook - god forbid. But what happened to a little bit of privacy. Quiet frankly I don't want to know about your daughter doing a poo in the bath, neither do I want to know how many lads you pulled after reading a paragraph for a status. The use for Facebook has changed - for me certainly, so instead of using it to keep tabs on my most hated, I'm plan to use it to document my most happiest times of 2015. Gives me something to look at in a couple of years.
  • Get off your phone!!; This is one im going to find the hardest, but I know its for the best. I'm fed up with the hunched over neck as well as the stupid remarks that come with being glued to your phone. Set it down, leave it alone. We all flick it to see if we've had any messages or if there is anything interesting on your social profiles, we all know that hasn't happened. Switch it off and be with real people!
  • Create new memories; How many of us do the same old same old? Go to the same club, spend friday nights doing the same thing week in week out. Do something different, maybe even go out of your comfort zone. Head to a new bar, have a dinner party, have a games night in with friends and family. Whatever it be, make 2015 be the year you did things differently. You might find yourself something new to do on a friday night!
  • Stop being so hard on yourself; I know alot of women go through this, and I do too. 'Im too fat, my thighs are hugeeeee, my hair isn't long enough, my skin is terrible....' Well I have news, everyone has their imperfections, blemishes, pores, lines, marks. It makes us who we are and unique.
  • You don't have to have a plan; Its okay not to know what you want to do with your life. Its okay not to have it all mapped out. In reality not everything goes to plan. Go with it. Do what you're doing and everything will work out in the end. Make your happiness your priority.
  • Lastly, be yourself; Maybe its all the previous mixed into one, but be yourself! Do what makes you happy, even if you do get called old women - I often do. Stop worrying about what everyone else thinks, and what you think you should be doing. Make yourself happy. Enjoy 2015 and many more to come.

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