Happy New Year Y’all! What a year 2017 was! There were many ups and many downs, but we made it out alive so there’s so much to be grateful about. I’m excited to take on 2018 head first – I know it will be amazing!
Last year, I gave myself a word for the year: resilient. I definitely used it a lot and it helped me during the hard times. This year, my word is breathe. Maybe I’ll explain why in another post, but for now that’s all you’ll know.
2017 was the first time I ever did new years resolutions/goals/intentions and I enjoyed them. So, I thought why not give myself some more realistic resolutions for 2018!
my realistic new years resolutions:
1 | use my gym membership within the next three months, or cancel it
I’ve had a gym membership since this past summer and I know that I’ve been less than 30 times. So basically, I’m wasting money in the hopes of going. I’m going to work on going more over the next few months, but if I still don’t go then I’m no longer paying for it.
2 | drink more water
I’ve decided to give up my beloved Pepsi. We’ve had a good go, but it’s time to let it go. I’m not saying that I’ll never drink Pepsi again. But for now, I’m just limiting how much I drink it until I no longer crave it.
3 | limit how much paper i use
I’m trying to go completely digital besides for my journals. I don’t know if I’ll ever be the type of person that journals online, but until then all of the excess paper needs to go! I am not using a paper planner anymore as well. I’ve decided to stop using my planner and stick to my Mac calendar.
4 | read more books
I plan to read 52 books this year. I’ve spoken to a few other bloggers as well to help keep each other accountable with this goal. You can follow along and see what I’m reading through my Goodreads account. I also want to join a book club, so that will help me read more books too!
5 | make more savings goals
I have reached some of the savings goals I’ve set for myself for the next five years, but now I want to make yearly savings goals and tackle those. I’m really interested in investments right now and thinking about my future. So that may be where I concentrate regarding my financial goals for the year.
6 | stick to a night time routine
I am constantly switching up my night time routine. But if I can stick to one routine to see if it works for about a month. I know that I’ll sleep better, etc. I’ll also share my night time routine once I find one I enjoy.