2019 New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions seem to come at the perfect time. Yes, at the beginning of the year but also at the end of the Christmas holidays. I know I need a reboot after enjoying the time off from my regular schedule.

Last year, I posted about my New Year’s resolutions and gave quarterly updates and really enjoyed it so I thought I’d do the same this year. I’ve also given myself three overall goals this year that are not the same as last year.

Gym 4x weekly

You’re reading it here: I am committing to working out at the gym at least 4 days a week for the entire year. I like this goal because it is concrete and allows flexibility for days I have soccer or am out of town. I plan to keep track of my yearly progress using the Bullet Journal method.

Buy Nothing (Materialistic) New

(I added “materialistic” to the goal because some things like have a purpose like camera gear or replacement sports equipment).

This is going to be so difficult for me. I replaced trying not to buy new clothes with buying other things (such as home decor) this year. However, I am in need of nothing new. I own multiple of everything in my closet. My kitchen is fully stocked with everything I may need for cooking, baking and storing. My apartment is furnished with everything I may need. I have books and journals and notebooks galore. I need no new equipment for sports and, if I do, I can rent! My phone is only 1 year old. Et cetera.

52 Week Hiking Challenge

I stumbled across this challenge on Instagram this year and thought it would be fun! I love hiking and it’s a great way to make sure I spend time outdoors. I’ve created a page in my Bullet Journal to track my progress. Some weeks it may be a quick 30 minute hike and others will/can be longer.

Gratitude Challenge

This one is for my mental health. I’ve found myself become negative about a lot of things so, one way to combat the negativity in the world, is to write down 3 good things that happen during your day. Studies have shown that, eventually, you start looking for the positive things throughout the day rather than racking your brain at the end. A positive thing could be as simple as brewing a perfect cup of tea.

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