We are approaching a new year, and it is time to begin thinking about resolutions! There have been some really high points, and some low points in 2017. Since the New Year is a great time to change something, or begin something, I have been thinking! It is never a bad idea to improve your health, life, or happiness, and I encourage you to do the same thing in 2018. Keep reading to find out what I am leaving behind in 2017.
New Year, New Me!
As much as I hate that saying, it kind of is relevant right now. To be honest, quite a few things have changed about me in the past year, and I have loved most of them. I have went out less, been more committed to relationships, and taken better care of me. While you cannot change overnight, I think it is pretty important to constantly be changing and improving. I usually set some sort of resolution about working out a certain number of times, or something that can be counted. This year, I am creating broader resolutions, and this will make sense soon!
Improving my overall health
I have actually let my health drop quite a bit, and it is definitely something I notice. The gym and I are pretty distant friends now, and that is all going to change. Even something as simple as taking my dog on a walk can have a drastic impact on my overall health. This is also important since I suffer from plantar fasciitis. If you have ever had this, then you know exactly what I am talking about. By improving my fitness, this is going to help that condition, and give me more energy! I am also trying to eat healthier in the new year. Using Hello Fresh and Plated has not only helped me to learn how to cook, but it has been a great way to not eat junk food!
Finding the value in friendships
The worst part of life is finding out someone who you were close with is either different or uninterested. While people definitely change through their lives, we usually think friends and family will always be there. In the new year, I want to cultivate the relationships that I have. This can be as simple as calling someone you love to check up on them, or going and spending time with them. I have been trying to implement this into my life this year, but it is something that I find important and valuable enough to take into 2018!
Cutting out the self doubt
This may be the hardest “resolution” for the new year that I have. Positivity is something that I struggle with, and I definitely suffer from slight seasonal depression. Focusing on my accomplishments and goals is a great way to not let the small stuff bother me. Blogging definitely has it’s fair share of jealousy, inferiority, and quite a few negative traits. Learning to not compare myself is going to improve my professional career, as well as my personal life. Honestly, you can only ever do your best. A question to ask yourself is if you are actually doing your best. If not, then what can you do to change that?
Focusing on the future
In the past, I definitely have fallen into thinking about what I did wrong, or what I did do right. This year, I am going to be creating realistic goals with my professional and educational careers. Figuring out a more productive way to finish my projects, and as much as I hate the word “hustle”, it’s time to step it up. This could also involve educating myself in different fields that impact my life. Finally focusing on my finances, learning about a new hobby, or finally finishing this degree are all thing that can help my future. I just need to take time to organize my goals, which will allow me to have an organized future in the new year!
What are your goals for 2018? Do you have a specific thing that you are leaving behind? Let me know!