My one resolution for 2015.



This year, my resolution is the antithesis of all the New Year’s resolutions I’ve ever made before.

In the past, I’ve always used the beginning of the year to reflect upon what I could’ve done better in the previous 12 months. Ways in which I’ve slipped up, things I’ve failed at, areas in which I could work harder, achieve more, *be better*. I’d set myself the traditional list of resolutions (some silly ones, like eat less Nutella and do more ironing, and more serious and personally challenging ones too), and then inevitably also begin each new month throughout the year saying things like ‘This month I’m going to try to be more/get better at…’ The goals and resolutions would stack up, and the pressure would pile on.

I find myself striving harder and harder to be achieving at a higher standard, in all areas of my life. And, though I believe strongly in self-improvement and goal-setting and steadfast determination, towards the end of last year I wound up feeling burnt out with the pressure I was putting on myself.

And so, in 2015, my one single resolution is *to go easier on myself*.

To know that at the end of each day, each week, each month, I will have tried my very hardest, and that that is, quite simply,   e n o u g h.

I know I won’t be alone in feeling the pressure to be in the pursuit of perfection at all times. Together, let’s make this the year in which we remind ourselves, as many times as we need to,


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  • Rosie W

    Great advice. Self-love is important.

  • Polly Rowan

    Wow I LOVE this resolution. And I feel totally the same. I try so hard to do everything so well, and sometimes in the end I spread myself too thin and end up stressing myself out and achieving little. So this year I might just catch onto this and ‘go easier on myself’. Thanks Rosie xx

  • Sophie

    Such a lovely idea and great resolution x


  • Anca

    Great resolution for this year. I should have it too

  • Claire

    Lovely post, sometimes we just are too tough on ourselves, and we need to give ourselves a break!

  • Ala

    In total agreement with this! Last year about half way through I told myself to stop feeling so guilty about everything I was and wasn’t doing, and do you know what? It made me much happier. Go for it Rosie x

  • Jessica

    Amazing, achievable goal! I hate resolutions where they are made to be broken, this is one I could follow xx

  • Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

    This is wonderful. And so true. I think most of us struggle with this! x

  • Brittany Lanelle

    This is such a wonderful resolution! I definitely put way too much pressure on myself, so learning to get out of that would be great – thanks Rosie!

    Britt x |

  • Kat

    Definitely a resolution we should all have. It’s crazy how much pressure we put on ourselves! x

  • Sarah Rooftops

    Perfect resolution. I’d love to see more of us prioritising what feels good over what we feel we should be achieving. Best of luck!

  • Lauran Brianna

    Beautiful post.
    More people need to realise this, do what makes you happy.

  • Hollands reverie

    Lovely words- ones I need to take to heart and use on myself often- thank you for the reminder and the inspiration.

  • MissPond

    Fantastic post! I really wish others would do the same, I refused to make a resolution this year, I just want to pass my PhD and keep afloat. Keeping positive and like you, being less hard on myself should help! I wish you a fab 2015 and look after yourself x

  • Laura

    So true Rosie, I’m in the middle of writing a post on how I lost weight over Christmas by actually doing less and just enjoying myself (which came as a complete surprise!) It’s crazy how much pressure we put on ourselves and sometimes it can have the reverse effect. I hope you manage to find a happy balance! xo


    What a wonderful resolution! It seems like most women feel they have to be everything for everyone and usually stress out and neglect themselves.

  • Jordan

    This is a great resolution! I’m trying to do something similar and care less about all the little things that don’t matter! I know you can do it <3<3 xx

  • Sarah @ DaydreamsofSummertime

    Great resolution and definitley something we should all be doing! Happy new year lovely! xx

  • Lauren S

    A great resolution; I don’t usually do resolutions except to be happy but this is a great way to guide yourself through the new year

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty –

  • Laura @ Laughter is Catching

    lovely resolution. Its nice to be fairer on yourself :)

  • Sed Bona

    Excellent advice in this day and age! We’re expected to do everything perfectly and sometimes it can be so easy to feel like you aren’t doing enough when our generation does soooo much! Great post, great resolution!

  • Zoe Newlove

    Such a great resolution and you are so right. We do put too much pressure on ourselves. Life is not a race.

    Zoe Newlove | Beauty Blogger & MUA

  • Elizabeth Rebecca

    Completely agree – I need to do this.

    Lizzie Dripping

  • Mimmi

    This is a brilliant resolution, Rosie. I think a lot of us need to do exactly this :)

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  • Charlotte

    I think that’s possibly the best resolution there is to have, sometimes it’s important to remind ourselves that we do ourselves proud on a daily basis :)

    Tea & Stripes

  • Giovanni Di Siena

    This is a great resolution, and not too dissimilar to my own personal thoughts on the matter!

  • Cat

    Fab post! I completely agree with it. It’s what I hate the “New Year New Me” nonsense- just because a it’s a new year doesn’t me you should change your entire being. Work on little things if you want to make any changes.

    Cat from OutsideBeautyInsideHealth

  • ninegrandstudent

    A great resolution, and probably one I should also aim to achieve! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

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  • Caroline L.

    An excellent resolution! & I think it calls for physical treats as reminders too… so a handful of chocolate chips here, a manicure there? :)

    • Rosie

      Oh absolutely! ;) x

  • Camille

    The best resolution I’ve heard thus far!

    Silly Medley: Lifestyle and Travel

  • Emily

    Great resolution! I definitely think more people, myself included, need to go easier on themselves and be happier with the smaller accomplishments!

  • Juliesdreams

    Just beautiful! Should cross off all my resolutions and set myself a new goal:
    “To know that at the end of each day, each week, each month, I will have tried my very hardest, and that that is, quite simply, e n o u g h.”. Amazingly said!
    x Julie

    • Rosie

      Thanks so much Julie! x

  • Abriel Joy

    Great resolution! Definitely something we all need to be doing!

  • Raquel

    WE ARE ENOUGH! :) xx

  • Jennie

    A lovely post, and such a wonderful message. January is such a hard month, there’s so much pressure coming from all corners, not least ourselves. Its so very easy to slip from a positive forward thinking look at how to better ourselves, to essentially coming up with a great long list of where we’ve failed, or aren’t good enough. I’m going to try very hard to stick to this message this year :) Thank you for sharing such a positive post!

    Jennie //

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  • Jo Fisher

    I love this post Rosie – what a wonderful attitude. I’m the same, in that I always look back on the week saying I should have done more, been more, worked harder…I’ve made a little list of things I want to change this year but this time I’ve tried to focus on trying new things, rather than trying to change who I am.

    I’m definitely going to repeat the mantra #iamenough more.

    Happy new year – I hope 2015 brings so much happiness! I can’t wait to continue reading your lovely blog.

    Jo xx

    She Wears Burgundy

  • Rosie McKay

    A wonderful post to begin the new year.

    I have done my own take on a new years resolution post with my ‘Rosie outlook for 2015′, talking about the philosophy I wish to take this year

    An English Rosie

  • Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    Because I’ve been going with personal mantras and one-word themes for my New Year’s resolutions this year, I think “enough” is a great one to add, but on the other hand, I think “never settle” is also something I should aspire for. I guess it depends on the situation and that it’s all about balance :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • Fern Richardson

    This is essentially mine too. I spend so much time beating myself up about what I could have done or didn’t do, that I forget that actually I’ve been doing quite well x

  • Phoebe Tee

    Excellent resolution, I think that is something we should all strive for in 2015 :)
    Phoebe –

  • whatiknownow

    Oh my gosh – hands down the BEST resolution I’ve ever heard of. I usually despise resolutions and what they stand for but this one is perhaps the only one I like :) I hope you manage to stick to it! xx

    Sam | Samantha Betteridge

  • Marie

    best one ! i am having one similar one too :)

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