I know I’m a little late on this topic. I know you are saying, but Jami New Year’s Eve was like 6 days ago. But hear me out. I have never, ever taken New Year Resolutions seriously. I worked A LOT of hours in December, so I really didn’t have time to sit down and consider what I want to focus my energy on this year. I’m beginning to see some real value in make at least 1 New Year Resolution each year because it is basically setting a goal for yourself. Goals are good.
Goals keep you moving forward as a human.
Goals help keep you building the life you want to live.
I’ve never set a goal or intention that didn’t something to do with schooling. I’ve just let things come and go as they do, feeling completely helpless and overwhelmed. So, I’ve decided that maybe a few New Year Resolutions or goals would be a good way to start over. I know I’m going to mess up, but these resolutions are not to be tossed aside, but to keep going after a slip up. So, let’s see how this goes. AND feel free to keep me in check!
Here’s what I’ve come up with:
Stick To Healthy Routines
I’m not talking about the “I’m going to lose 10 lbs this year” resolution. I’m talking about eating healthy, drinking water, exercise, sleeping enough hours, positive thinking, reading, taking breaks when needed, spending time with family. But this also means throwing out all those unhealthy habits I have developed like taking too many naps, drinking too much coffee, procrastination, internet addiction, etc.
Remodel My Home
Currently, my home doesn’t always feel like home. It’s not the way I want it for several reasons: clutter, managing functional problems, outdated items. So, after 2 years of dealing with kitchen floods and basement floods, one of my resolutions is to focus on minimalism. We don’t have a ton of space. We don’t need all the things we have. Once I can get rid of some things I will be able to update and decorate the way I want. I want a space I love, not a space I tolerate.
Read 50 Books
Reading is something that I love. It leaves me with positive energy and also helps me sleep. But I never really make that much time for it. This is the year I’m going to focus because there are so many books out there that I want to read. My bookshelves are full of gorgeous covers, and to be honest I love the smell of a new book. To me, reading is just a way I can focus on myself even if it is just for 1 chapter. Bonus: all sorts of reviews for you all!
Buy Ethical Products
This is a topic that has been weighing heavy on my mind for a while. After watching documentaries and reading books, it has become clear to me that the products we buy everyday from clothing to food is run by corrupt corporations that either sell us crappy (and dangerous) products or take advantage of their workers. I’m still a newbie on this topic but it is something that I am just not okay with for me or my kids. So, my focus for this year is to downsize the stuff and focus on products that are local, family-run, organic, vegan, recycled, ethically run, and/or works as a charitable foundation. If nothing else, we should know where our items come from.
I have a horrible habit of finding all the possible negative consequences of just about everything. This type of thinking has caused me to stagnate in my business and career, and has had an impact on my family and marriage. It’s important to be prepared for what could happen, but if it isn’t going to kill anyone DO IT! It’s much more important to take some risks and stop drowning in all the anxiety-ridden thoughts. This one is going to be a tough one for me. I have truly struggled with anxiety all my adult life. But this resolution is about trying to let bad things go and focus on what’s good. There still is so much good.
Thanks for reading! I hope you all enjoyed this post, and I would love to hear some of your resolutions for this year!!