Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012-The year of happy.




I'm not making a list of new year's resolutions this revolution. I didn't keep my resolutions last year or probably the year before so there's really no point.

Instead I have decided to declare 2012 my year of happiness. The whole year!!!!

I've got a pretty good idea of what makes me happy and I'm going to dedicate the next year to implementing these things.

I realise it might come across as a bit self indulgent, but I know that when I am happy I am a better wife, mother, friend, daughter, sister, person....so its also kinda not self indulgent at all.

I'm using My happiness recipe that I wrote while we were away as a starting point.
Love where you live.
Shake up the routine.
Love the ones you're with.
Remember how lucky you are.
Be brave and change.
You can do it.
Be more social.
Indulge once in a while.
Get active.
Eat well and drink lots of water.

Also not on that list are be creative, grow lots of stuff, read books, get outside as often as you can, beware of clutter, stop talking and start doing and remember that you are not responsible for other people's grumpiness.

It's an ongoing work in progress. I know I'm going to have to check in with this list and in with myself often but it feels doable this year.


So lovely peeps, a big cheers to a wonderful and super-dooper happy 2012.
Thank you for sharing this great adventure with me and my gang and here's to many, many more.

Lotsa love,
Kate xx

46 comments:

  1. I love your happiness recipe - have a great 2012!

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  2. Love this post Kate - and your happiness recipe! Thanks so much for being a great friend this year! XXXfrom us!

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  3. Happy New Year Kate. Your generosity has been immense. Thank you for all of your blog sharing, i truly feel I have mate in you inspire of not actually meeting. May 2012 be one that allows good health, challenges that we conquer, moments that we savour and wisdom that ensures we do do miss these things xxxx Happy NY lovely xxxxx

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  4. You know, I've just loved following you and your gang around Aus on IG! You've been such an inspiration. All the best Kate, hoping you and your loved ones have an incredible new years eve and a year filled with love, happiness and new adventure! xxxx Stacey

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  5. Happy New year and here's to a happy 2012 all round.xxxx

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  6. Happy new year Kate - I've absolutely loved hanging out with you online this year, and your happiness recipe is spot-on. Best wishes for the happiest year ever. Nic x

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  7. Happy 2012 Kate! Look forward to "the year of happiness"

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  8. Lovely post Kate ~ wishing you and your family a very Happy and Healthy 2012 :O)xx

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  9. Oh, yes to happy! Big Yes!
    Thank you for your blog this year, Kate, and for visiting (and contributing to) mine.
    Your honest writing is always such an inspiration.

    x
    Megan

    p.s I just posted a pic of my girls with chooks, too!! Great minds and all that. mwah xo

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  10. I hope 2012 IS your year of happiness.

    As I said earlier I have just had an ace year; so much to be grateful for & I think just recognising that makes such a difference in one's happiness... if I could change anything in my life right now there would only be one change, and since that particular change is impossible I've just recognised it for what it is & shrugged it off.

    Life is too short to be so serious!

    Happy New Year. xx

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  11. That is the perfect recipe for happiness Kate and something that I am striving for too...happiness and simplicity :)

    Happy New Year.

    x

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  12. Sounds like a good plan, Kate. Happy New Happy Year to you!

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  13. Happy New Year Kate.
    I've so enjoyed following your blog for the past few months, looking forward to more!
    Megan

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  14. That's brilliant Kate, happiness is the ultimate goal, after all. If you have that, you have everything! HAPPY 2012 to you and your family,
    Tracey x

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  15. Happy Happy New year Kate. And happy 2012 to you xoxo

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  16. A love your happiness recipe. You all certainly took the bull by the horns this year and found out what makes you all happy. Strange really that we strive so hard to be happy, but maybe, we forget what happiness truly is, or should be, shelter, food, health, family!

    You have inspired me to sit down later today and make myself a journal for 2012 and everyday I shall write down all the things that made me happy that particular day.

    A HAPPY new year to you all Kate.

    Jak x

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  17. Right back at ya Kate! Have enjoyed the follow along. I hope to keep it up more regularly in 2012.
    Yay to much more happy!!! x

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  18. I've only recently discovered your blog and have really enjoyed your posts. Your happiness receipe sums up the ethos of your blog, love it! Happy New Year!

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  19. chink chink cheers!! happy new year darling kate. 2011 has been a ripper for you guys. xoxo

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  20. Happy New Year Kate to you and your lovely family. I do hope that 2012 brings you lots of happiness. I agree, no resolutions for the new year, just doing feels much better and being happy.

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  21. May 2012 be filled with the good stuff. Your happiness recipe looks perfect. Happy new year!

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  22. I'm not one for resolutions either but that seems to be just about the most perfect list of happy.
    Hope you have a wonderful 2012 Kate!

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  23. I love this! I am inspired for 2012! Happy New Year xxx

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  24. I love this list and I love your recipe. Interesting that you wrote it pre Gretchen yet so much of it is so similar.

    I have intentions for more happiness too, I think its going to be a wonderful year. x

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  25. Great list! I might steal it if that's OK?

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  26. Happy New Year to you and yours......hope happiness explodes all over 2012 for you.

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  27. Sending happy happy wishes to you and your family Kate.
    I've really enjoyed following your travels and looking forward to seeing what 2012 has in store. Keep on blogging on! cheers Wendy

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  28. A zillion Thanks Kate for the Ooodles of happiness you bought in to my happiness. No way can you possibly reply to every comment and in my heart I know you're there conjuring up more happiness. You're a total sweetheart, sending Humoungous HUGS for a magical 2012 ♥♥♥♥♥

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  29. Happy New Year to you and your gang Kate.
    I've loved following your adventures this year and look forward to following your year of Happy.
    It's a great recipe and I see a few things I can change to increase my own happiness.
    Cheers, Dee

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  30. Kate, I can't believe how similar our views are on life. Scary really. 2012 will also be our year of implementing our 'life' strategy. And I hope we have as smooth a transition as you guys. Happy New Year! Mel x

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  31. Well said Deary. I think the nail has been truly bonked on the head with that list. Have fun!!!
    Ab x

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  32. Wanting you to have all the happiness and love you can possibly bear, x

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  33. Awesome recipe Kate. I love it. I'm going to write that down in my studio somewhere that I can see it all the time.

    Hope you have an incredible 2012 and that we cross paths sometime.

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  34. Cheers to a wonderful year of Happy, Kate and gang x x

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  35. Oh yes, I LOVE this. I'm taking a similar approach - focusing on things I value. Happy new year!

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  36. Kate , you know I have a soft spot for your kidlets, I wish them the year of happiness as well. Happy to talk school stuff anytime...and happier to grab a coffee...soon...

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  37. Happy New Year Kate, and may 2012 bring peace, health and prosperity to you and all who you hold dear, as well as happiness, of course x

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  38. A mighty big happy new year Kate! I hope 2012 is full of many wonderful moments for you and your family and that recipe for happiness sounds like just the way to start.
    Brydie
    xxx

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  39. Yes, yes & yes, love it & living it. Look at how tall your girls are getting wow, blink & they're teenagers.
    Here's to all the things we learnt in 2011 & making them a billion times better in 2012. Love Posie

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  40. Happy New Year to you and your family Kate. I think 2012 is going to be a good year for everyone, it has a good feel to it don't you think? I like the happiness list too, its great. Looks a bit chilly down south, the beanies are out :-)

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  41. Happy New Year Kate,

    Yes happiness is the best thing anyone could wish for, and a very positive thing to think about at the start of a new year. Love for 2012 all the way from the UK.

    Fleur xx

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  42. What a great choice of word for the year, and not self-indulgent at all I think. And a wonderful recipe!

    I am still working on 2011's decluttering (beware of clutter - love it!) - but I will have to come up with a word for this year as well. Without overwhelming myself, as decluttering is a HUGE project for us. Hmmm, something to think about. But happiness - wonderful!

    May your 2012 be happy happy happy!

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