I love Saint Valentine´s day, not because I´m romantic, and not because I want my post box to be full of cards, flowers and cuddly toys, but because it´s the perfect opportunity to demonstrate love for the city you live in.
So, from today until the end of February, I´m not going to spend one penny in a shop which isn´t locally owned. And, I´m going to start by promoting the fabulous second-hand clothes shop: Madame Susette y Senor Reina.
Madame Susette is delicious, and her boutique shop is a sensory delight. If you want to stand out from the crowd, you can come and study English with me, and you can also treat yourself to the pleasure of second-hand clothing shopping.
Imagine you work in an open-plan office and the staff member who works opposite you is a gigantic chatterbox. This is becoming a huge problem for you because you are finding it increasingly difficult to concentrate on your work. Indeed, most days you don’t finish your daily tasks, and consequently have to work unpaid overtime.
And, last but not least, it’s costing you a fortune in headache painkillers. What would you do?
Hopefully, your workplace is full of friendly staff, inspirational leaders, motivational managers and a constant supply of chocolate muffins! However, there’s always one person who annoys the hell out of you and constantly gets on your nerves. So, imagine the following dilemma: what would you do?
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Well, experientially speaking, my ´new me´ lasts about 2-4 weeks. However, in this very short space of time, I can feel smug about trying to save the polar bear, sticking to the recommended amount of daily alcohol consumption, and eating spinach.
How about you? Do you start every new year with your best foot forward? Do you join in and make resolutions to improve yourself and your life? If so, perhaps some of these phrases will be useful.
To give up+ ING / Noun
To quit + ING / Noun
To give something a go
To make a promise to do something
To take up + ING / Noun
To fancy doing something new
To try something new
To reduce doing something
To increase doing something
To start up + Noun
To cut down+ ING
To make amends
To apologise for doing something
If you want to learn more things about New Year´s resolutions, take a look at the New Year´s Resolutions section of the Inglés Málaga blog
I, like 5 million people in the UK, have given up alcohol for January. After a very overindulgent December, my body has said: ” Enough Janette, it´s time to get on the wagon and stay off the booze for a month”.
How about you? What are you giving up this month to kick-start some healthy habits?
So, what are they, and, are they a good thing, or are they a bad thing?
Firstly, a resolution is a promise that you make to yourself which you hope will improve your life in some way.
Secondly, I think resolutions are constructive as they enable you to think about what you want out of life rather than be directed by the humdrum of daily life. Having said that, they aren’t easy to stick to.
Finally, it is said that the most common resolutions people make are connected to the categories of: health, finance, career, family, and happiness. In light of this, I’m going to do the same. How about you? Are you going to make any resolutions? Any tips for sticking to them?