My 4 New Year's Resolutions
New Year’s resolutions… although I don’t think we necessarily have to wait for the first of January to set new habits I like the idea of a fresh start to work on myself. Obviously I can’t control what’s going to happen this year but I can work on my goals and do everything that’s in my power to become a better version of myself.
Here are the 3 goals I would like to accomplish or continue this year:
Continue to eat healthy. I say ‘continue’ because I would already consider myself as a very healthy eater but there is always room for improvement. I’ve made big changes three years ago and never looked back. It’s the best thing I’ve done for myself. I’ve banned refined sugars from my life, said bye bye to carbs most days and increased my vegetable and fruit intake tremendously. To me there is nothing more important than being healthy and I want to do everything that’s in my power to feel that way. Obviously I don’t know what tomorrow holds for me but at least I know I’m doing everything to take care of my body as best as I can. If anything would ever happen to me I wouldn’t be able to blame myself for it.
That also means I will continue to drink celery juice every morning. You saw that coming didn’t you? :-)
To me this is not just a detox phase, it’s a lifetime commitment I’m happy to make. I’ve been doing it for almost two months now and the benefits have been amazing so far. I will dedicate a full blogpost on the subject soon because there is so much to say about it!
Get fit again. I was so focused in the past but completely fell off track when Amélie arrived. Life with a little one is pretty hectic and I’m ashamed to confess that I haven’t exercised properly in over two years. Ideally I would like to workout 3 times a week, which I think is achievable. I know this resolution is the most popular one at this time of the year but I don’t do it to lose any weight. I want to be fit, strong and most importantly to improve my mental health. I really miss those post-workout endorphins that used to make me feel so good.
Be more present. I really want to make a conscious effort to avoid any negative thought and be more in the ‘now’. I want to be more present for my husband and daughter. I want to spend less time scrolling through social media and use those hours more wisely. I really let Instagram take my life over in 2018 and I want to rectify that big time! Like most people I felt the need to document everything I was doing and post it on social media. I wasted way too much time on that app, comparing myself to people I don’t know, portraying a perfect life they probably don’t have. I want to enjoy MY life more. At the end of the day I don’t need to post it to prove it!
I’m not saying I’m retiring from social media all together because I do enjoy inspiring accounts and friends I’ve made along the way but I want to be a smarter Instagramer.
Last but not least I want to be a more mindful consumer. I’ve done big changes this past year and want to continue to improve as much as I can. I want to avoid impulsive purchases as much as possible and really consider each acquisition I make.
I now function with a wishlist I write down on my phone. Instead of buying things impulsively without any consideration I let time do its thing and come back to the list a few weeks/months later. Most of the time I don’t desire these things anymore. The more expensive the item, the more time I give it to cool down and think about it. It works very well for me and I haven’t had any regrets in a long time shopping wise since functioning that way (plus it makes me save a lot of money I can spend on nicer things, haha!).
I think my goals this year are realistic and hopefully I will be able to reflect on them next December and say I achieved them all. At the end of the day the key to maintain our resolutions is to set achievable goals. One step at a time is still better than nothing at all.
Do you set any goals for the upcoming year or you don’t wait for a new calendar to make things happen? Or maybe you don’t do New Year’s resolutions at all? Let me know, I’d love to read you!
May 2019 be an amazing year for all of us. I wish you to be the happiest and healthiest versions of yourselves, that’s the most important I think… :-)