I like to think of New Years as a fresh start! (most people do) And to be honest with you, I have never created a list of resolutions, primarily because life becomes so busy and many times resolutions get lost or forgotten half way through the year… but not this year! This year I am going to set my resolutions and give it my all. The key to setting resolutions is making sure they are attainable. For example: I can make one of my resolutions to travel to the moon, but that isn’t realistic. Here are the things I am going to tackle in 2018….
1. Economize & Organize
I have a few financial goals I want to achieve in 2018, such as pay off debt and create a larger savings account. I want to add more to my retirement fund each month, I know it sounds boring but seriously saving for the future is so important! (you guys I am adulting!! I promise it’s not as bad as it sounds.) BUT I have always dreamed of hosting a massive lavish wedding, building my own house, traveling, eventually having kids, and finally retiring in style. (why does everything cost so much money?!) So this requires saving here and there. I will be creating a blog post in the near future to talk about the steps I take to save money!
2. Healthy Living
I want to strive to be healthier in 2018. (don’t we all) Especially this winter I have gotten into the habit of being lazy with my workouts and my meals. I go for the easy recipe instead of the healthy recipe, I think it’s partly because the days are so short this time of the year. (jumping up and down that the days are finally getting longer) I want to hit the gym 3 times a week and avoid processed foods. I am still going to eat some of my favorite fatty foods, just in moderation. I want to find my new favorite foods this year, foods that have less calories and more nutrition!
This year I want to explore new ideas and new adventures. I have been wanting to see new parts of the world for a long time. I visited Japan in 2014 and I caught the travel bug. Immersing myself in new cultures, trying new foods, and seeing new sights is exhilarating. When I go home I feel like I have a new found appreciation for the little things. I will be making an effort to plan a few adventures in the year to come.
4. Be A Boss Babe
I am taking my life by the reins and turning it in the direction I want. I have dreams and goals that I want to achieve. I want to invest in my marketing career, not only in this blog but also my Marketing Specialist job. I want to market my self in the blogosphere and in the business world as a confident capable woman in my early twenty. I can do anything I put my mind to! (you can too) This year I WILL put myself out there and achieve my ambitions.
5. Grow Out My Hair
I have been trying to do this for YEARS! This time around I am creating a game plan. I am only allowing myself to use heat tools once every two weeks. (expect some heatless hairstyle tutorials to come your way) I am restricting my hair washing schedule to twice a week. (yes I promise I still shower everyday, I just don’t wash my hair) If you are going to use this tactic to help keep your hair from becoming a greasy mess, dry shampoo will become your best friend! I will also be doing a hair mask once a week and taking vitamins. (To see the Hair, Skin and Nails vitamins I use click here) My hair grows SOOOO slow so I will try anything to move that process along!
I get so busy with my job, maintaining a social life, keeping up with housekeeping and now I spend most of my free time creating content for this blog. I’m not complaining, I enjoy being a busy body, but I am going to try to make a conscious effort this year to step back and breathe. I want to take some time out of each week to relax, get back to the basics and have a night just for me. I find myself getting burned out when I work nonstop, I will be trying to take a healthy approach to get as much work done as possible in the upcoming year and keeping stress at bay.
I hope you all have a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Let me know what you think of my 2018 resolutions and share your’s with me in the comments!