It’s the New Year and I am one for resolutions.
To be honest, I don’t usually wait for the New Year to have them either.
I probably set myself resolutions and goals every three or four months and, for lots of rugby players, the end of our year always seems to be May or June, at the end of the season, not December.
My resolutions don’t tend to be the usual ‘give up smoking’ or ‘cut down on my drinking’ because, as a professional rugby player, most of us tend not to have too many traditional vices.
And with the ones that I do enjoy, like the odd burger or bar of chocolate, it’s unrealistic to tell myself to stop eating them, because it would be a waste of time. As with everything like that, it’s about all good things in moderation.
My resolutions usually centre around rugby and what I want to achieve in the next 12 months.
But with an 18-month-old boy as well, my priorities are very much centred around my family life with him and my missus.
Of course I want to do well for Leicester but I also want to spend time playing with my lad, have quality time with my missus and make the most of the spare time that I get.
That is a key thing for me. Not wasting time. It’s one of the reasons why I have joined a DIY course with several of the other Tigers boys. I want to be productive with my time outside of rugby and I intend to try and be very disciplined with that this year.
Only time will time whether I stick to it.
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