I am a big believer in the power of a new day, a new week, a new year, and a crisp, blank page of a notebook unsullied by any ink or thoughts. So it won’t come as any surprise that I love taking the time between Christmas and New Year to write out my resolutions for the year ahead, and getting started on them as soon as I can.
I wanted to share my NYRs with you here, and hold myself accountable by updating you on my progress throughout the year…
- Unfollow anyone on social media that is posting about diets/eating clean etc. This is the first year in about 14 years that I haven’t started the new year on some diet.
- Have a shower and get dressed everyday. I’ve been living the pyjama lifestyle for too long…
- Eat dinner at the table with my husband.
- Pay off my credit card by the end of 2019.
- Complete and pass AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping.
- Make exercise a part of my daily life.
- Move to forever home.
- Have a glow up.
- Publish 100 blog posts on Country Made Girl.
- Start a feelings/creativity journal.
- Complete the second year of my five year memory journal.
- Go for a smear test.
- Change over to my married name once we move. I got married in 2014, so I really should have myself together now, but there you go…
- Go back to my ginger roots.
- Do a style overhaul. This might take a little time to save up the money, and find pieces that will become a part of my new capsule wardrobe.
- Get new glasses.
- Make time for my spirituality every day.
- Get my ears pierced.
- Get a tattoo. (Yes, I agree, I am probably having a mid-life crisis…)
- Finish writing that novel I have been working on, and find an agent.
- Start posting daily on Instagram.
- Start posting daily on Twitter.
- Try mochi. Blame the ASMR videos I watch at night on Instagram…
- Switch to eco pads.
- Make a new friend.
- Read and review all young adult books on the blog.
- Do mensa/IQ test.
- Write more poems.
Some of my resolutions are bigger, or more important than others, but I like to have ‘silly’ or smaller resolutions in with the bigger ones because I want to build momentum to keep going with them, and I also like to have fun.
What are your NYRs this year? What is your smallest, or most fun one?