Updated: Jun 19, 2019
There's something about a new year that makes people want to start fresh and improve their current life. This year, being 19 and being in my second year of #adulting, I have decided to narrow down my goals to eight New Year's resolutions.
1. Read one book a month
I have always loved to read, however over the last few years, I have found myself prioritizing Netflix or random social media scrolling. I may have read 2 books this year at the most?
2. Drink 64oz of water a day
I can't remember the last time I have actually finished my 32oz Hydro flask. Sometimes I go a day drinking only a small 6oz water cup for dinner and a small cup of orange juice in the morning. I'm also hoping to see new benefits that come from drinking more water.
3. Workout at least 3 times a week for 30 minutes
Throughout my entire life, I have played many sports. When college came, I would wake up before class to go workout at the gym. Since starting my new job and becoming a commuter student, I have not kept up with my workout routine. I will not let this continue!
4. Run a mile a week
Here's a new goal of mine. I have always loved running but never made any goals of it. I have decided I want to improve my mile time which is currently at just over 11 minutes.
5. No more than greasy fast food once a week
I used to eat a lot healthier than I have the last few months and have decided to end this. I am committing to limiting my consumption of foods such as fries and greasy burgers to no more than one meal a week.
6. No spending more than $25 over budget in one category
I have been tracking my finances since middle school. Through looking at my spending patterns over the last years, I have found that I stay under budget for the month overall, however I overspend in certain categories quite often. I figure by limiting this overspending, I will in fact save more money.
7. Update "Life in Pixels"
For the last two years, I have kept up with a color coded grid demonstrating my mood for each day of the year. The equivalent is rating my days from 1-5 each day, making me realize that most days are in fact 4 or 5, meaning my life isn't so terrible after all... it's a fun way to reflect back on your day and the year. I have an example of it at the bottom of this post :)
8. Highlight best of the week and add it to mason jar
I found this idea on Pinterest a while back and I thought it was so cute. Basically at the end of the week, I will be adding to a jar my favorite memory to then open on New Year's Eve in a year. I believe it will be a fun way to remember what has happened during the year.
I have all of these goals written down in a notebook, ready to check mark each day/week/month I have completed each goal as a way to monitor myself throughout the year. I also plan on reflecting back in 6 months to see if there are any areas in my resolutions that I need a little more of a push for.
I would love to know what are your own resolutions for this upcoming year so be sure to comment down below a few of your own ideas!