New Year Resolutions: 2019

New Year Resolutions: 2019

Everyone…it’s 2019! How do years go by so fast? It’s actually insane. So much is going to change in 2019, but I’m really looking forward to new opportunities and new adventures.

I am 100% the type of person who creates New Year Resolutions at the end of each year. I don’t know why I do it because I’m really bad at sticking to them, but I really enjoy trying to hold myself accountable, so lets see if I can make 2019 my year!

2019 Resolutions: 

  1. Travel to new places: I will officially not be in school for half of 2019, so I might as well take the time to travel, right? Top on my traveling list is Asia! I also want to travel to other places in the States that I haven’t been.
  2. Don’t collect so much junk: I am a complete junk collector. In my four years of college, I have accumulated so much and now that I will be moving back home, I need to get rid of a lot of stuff so everything fits. I’ve already started cleaning my room at home, but it’s so hard to part ways with things. How do minimalists do it?
  3. Go non-toxic: I don’t think people realize the amount of chemicals they apply to their body and the amount of fumes they breathe in on a daily basis. I am going on a non-toxic journey because I think it’s one of the best things you can do for your health.
  4. Write more in journal: I started journaling freshmen year. I don’t mean bullet journaling (because I do that too). I mean actually journaling and writing about anything. I used to write a lot, but I didn’t really in 2018, so 2019 I want to journal a lot more. It’s nice to look back on memories or feelings.
  5. Spend less time on phone: This is so hard now-a-days because like most people, I’m addicted to my phone. I use it to communicate with people, but I also use it to avoid people aka walking and avoiding someone. Bad habit man!
  6. Stress less: I am the queen of stress. I stress about everything: friends, boyfriend, school, future. I’ve been working on being more chill, but it’s super hard.
  7. Better communication skills: I suck at talking. I am super awkward at talking to strangers and just awkward in most conversations with people I’m not comfortable with. I need to work on my communication skills especially now that I’m graduating school.
  8. Do more body weight exercises: Body weight exercises are one of the best things you can do to build strength. This past year I did a lot of cardio, but in 2019 I want to focus more on strength.
  9. Dump sugar: I am so addicted to sugar. I swear, 2018 I ate more sugar than any other year. I noticed it has made me break out and not feel super great…even though it tastes great. I can’t cut it out cold turkey, but I can gradually work on reducing the intake.
  10. Spend less money on drinks: Starbuck is my weakness just like everyone else. I get a drink because I want it so badly, not because I need it. It’s a waste of money. I need to start thinking more economically.
  11. Say it how it is: I’m the type of person who bottles everything up. I HATE it. It’s super unhealthy and causes me stress. If something bothers me, then I need to just say it straight up rather than wait to say it.
  12. Stretch more: I work out a lot, but I hate stretching. It’s super slow and painful. I am also super inflexible and my muscles are so tight. I need to stretch to work out more!
  13. Focus on relationships that are worth it: I get really irritated when people push aside the people they’re closest to just because they know they’ll always be there. I want to focus on the good relationships I have and make them even stronger.
  14. Find a new hobby: Hobbies are really hard to discover when you’re constantly  busy with school. When I have more free time, I want to find a new hobby. Right now my top hobbies are blogging, singing, and working out. I want a new hobby like healthy baking or photography. I think food photography is super awesome.
  15. Cook more meals using a cook book: I have a good amount of cook books, I just never actually make anything. I am not the best cook, but I think I could be if I tried. There are so many delicious recipes and eventually I’ll need to learn to cook more than eggs.
  16. Be more optimistic: I’m not a negative person, but I’m not a positive person either. I like to think about the worst case scenarios to mentally prepare myself for the worst. I would like to focus on focusing more on the positive and less on the negative.
  17. Get my certification in things I want: I really want to get my Health Coach certification and Personal Trainer certification. Now is the time to do it.
  18. Create monthly challenges: I really like the idea of having some challenge to complete each month. In December I did my 30 Peloton rides in 30 days challenge and it was HARD. I really want to do more challenges like that because I think it’s a good way to hit goals specifically fitness and wellness goals.
  19. Balance life and relationships: Now that I need to figure my life out, I need to prioritize things better. I need to prioritize planning for the future and prioritize relationships. Family will always be my main priority, but as for other relationships, I need to balance friends and boyfriend. I seem to prioritize the ladder, while my boyfriend prioritizes friends. I think we could both work on balancing them out.

Well that’s 19 resolutions for 2019! I wrote these down in my bullet journal as well so I can always refer back to them whenever. I cannot wait to start a new year and just hit the reset button. This is going to be a great year!

~Taylor

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