With the new year off to a start, I definitely have a few things that I could tweak in my life to make things even better. I was lucky enough to be able to check one of my resolutions off of the list when I accepted a job offer for a higher (and better paying!) position a few days before Christmas. As we all know, the job market is definitely not at its best right now, so I am grateful for that. There are still a few more changes I would like to make in my life so I can be an even better version of me.
1.) Stop being lazy!
This is a crucial one. This change will help most of my other resolutions fall into place. I'm not saying I never get anything done, but I should really stop procrastinating and putting things off. I need to avoid the couch, TV, and computer, and actually get things done!
2.) Make more money
3.) Start exercising
This is one that no longer being lazy will definitely help. The only kind of physical activity I really do on a regular basis is cleaning my house. I always think about it and have the intention of working out, but when I get out of work I'm usually no longer interested. I need to find a workout routine that will pique my interest and keep me motivated.
4.) Eat healthier
I'm not a big fan of dieting. I'm not very good at telling myself not to eat something and actually sticking to it. I also feel like a lot of diets aren't always practical when it comes to schedules, going out to eat, or being able to cook something that follows the guidelines of a diet and that my boyfriend will actually eat. So I have had most of my weight loss success with portion control and making healthier choices. I don't tell myself "no sugar" or "no carbs", I just try to eat less and substitute things I like with better versions of it (like wheat bread over white, or frozen yogurt over ice cream). This year I would like to get even better at making healthy choices and learn how to cook more healthy meals. I feel like if I master this and find time to actually exercise, my goal weight will definitely be attainable!
5.) Get organized and stress less (enjoy the little things)
I sometimes let stress and life get the best of me. This year I want to learn to relax and let the little stuff go. I also want to get my home and other things in my life organized. I've slowly been working on organizing, and every time I finish a project I always feel 100X better and it gives me the motivation to move on to something else.
6.) Go on vacation
It's been a couple years since I've gone on a real vacation. This year I would like to go somewhere beautiful, that actually requires a plane ride to get to. It would be great for my boyfriend and I to get away together and relax, and it would also help out with my other goal of stressing less.
7.) Blog more
I would really like to dedicate more time to my blog. I let life (and laziness) get in the way, and I don't get the things done that I want to. I would like to work on this and start contributing more to it.
Although these are not all of the things I will be working on this year, they are the main things that I feel will make my life better. I will try my hardest to work on these resolutions and try to stick to them ( we all know that's the most difficult part!)
Happy New Year everyone! What are your resolutions for the new year??