Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? I honestly don’t make any; however, I have a list a mile long (basically at all times) of things I want to accomplish. In a way I have resolutions for my every day life, not just the whole year. Not that I’m trying to show off… I wrote a list of 18 ideas for your 2018 New Year’s Resolution, and I encourage you to do the same.
But I’d encourage you to make much more specific and measurable goals. Instead of “Clean More” you could say wipe down kitchen counters every evening. Or vacuum once a week. Little accomplishable goals will be easier to attain. That feeling of accomplishment will hopefully inspire you to continue with your small goals while adding to them.
Here’s some expansion on my New Year’s Resolutions brainstorming:
Write more handwritten letters.
I want to start sending cards for everyone’s birthday. Now that I don’t live as close to my family and friends, I think it’s still important to keep in touch. I’m infamously bad at this, so I thought sending birthday cards would be a good, small first step.
Have one outdoor date a week.
I wrote this resolution with my husband in mind, but you could absolutely take yourself on one outdoor date a week! You could journal outside, take a run/walk, search for the perfect outdoor photo spot in your neighborhood, or maybe you could start an outdoor hobby, like gardening.
Personally I want my husband and I to have active dates. I LOVE playing catch, so I’d like to take a walk and then just throw a football back and forth. If we can find a free public tennis court, then I want to buy us rackets, so we can play. When the weather is really nice, we might just have an outdoor picnic, just because.
Go to a Harry Potter festival
There is no question in my mind that this is happening this year. There is a Harry Potter festival in Philadelphia which sounds PHENOMENAL. I can’t wait for October!
Write an e-book
This month I have been focused intently on learning how to best use social media with a positive business mindset. I want to continue with that learning attitude towards this blog. I think writing an e-book would be great to develop this blog, but also just as a great learning opportunity for me. The first e-book might not be the best visually or content-wise, so the more I write, the better they will become! (I’ll be honest it’ll probably be a jello shot e-book—not sorry!)
Rebuild a popular app
I really want to recreate Pinterest or Instagram. Something that’ll really challenge me and hopefully teach me A LOT about coding
Start Meal Prepping
Ok. If you know me at all, you know that I ALREADY meal prep. This was more inspiration for the general public. In my Fit Resolutions my goal was to be MORE CREATIVE with my meal preps. I recently made Balsamic Glazed Steak & Veggie Roll ups and Korean Chicken & Pineapple Kabobs. They were SOOO tasty! And I never would have tried them if I wasn’t looking beyond my comfort zone. More of those types of meals please!
Here are a few other very specific goals that I didn’t list in any graphic. Haven’t decided which ones to focus on yet, but I thought it would still be fun to mention!
- Master the flat lay photo
- Build and market my mom’s etsy store (small batch? name tbd)
- Create an Instagram aesthetic
- Participate in the March Disneybound challenge (I have some really good “fitness” disneybound ideas that I really haven’t seen anyone do yet…)
- Consider become a yoga teacher (this idea keeps creeping into my brain. I’m trying to weigh out whether or not, I’d like to)
Cheers to 2018!