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The Best New Years Resolutions That You Can Actually Keep

Who else sits at home, thinking about all of the things that you THINK you want to do, just for the sake of having a New Years Resolution? Committing to a new YOU is a lot of pressure and puts stress on you right at at time when you should be celebrating!

Most resolutions are short lived- shoved off to the field of dreams before they even come to fruition. As I’m planning out my year, I’m guilty of the usual suspects: eat better, exercise more, less social media, etc.

I tried to think of the things that actually made me a better person. Did less T.V. really have an impact how my time was spent? YES! Did making a shopping list really make me eat healthier? NO! Here is my simple list of New Years Resolutions that I believe are doable and not costly!

The Best New Years Resolutions That You Can Actually Keep

I’m pretty sure I’m not alone when it comes to keeping lists short and sweet. I compiled, what I think, are the most important things to me; I have to have an organizer, I have to work out, and I have to tell myself to drink water. The other things are on there to remind me to take care of myself mentally.

I added reading books more to re-spark my interest in literature. After having kids, I’ve been a slave to the iPad and my phone. I haven’t read a book in ages and I intend to read a few good ones in 2018. Any suggestions?

Now, lets talk about clutter. If you know my husband, then you know that he is a HUGE fan of getting rid of unnecessary things around the house. If we buy things, we usually also donate things. Goodwill is close to our house…lets say we are regulars there. If you haven’t worn or used something in a couple of years, think of selling or donating it!

When my husband and I met, it was at a gym. We have been together now 12 years, and it is still something engrained in us- to work out. We’ve had periods of time that we worked out together, and times we’ve worked out solo. We’ve belonged to the same gym at times, or entirely different gyms, based on where we worked.

When I got pregnant with our first child, I got to the point where I was working out at the gym less and less. I wanted to stay active, but in the convenience of my own home. I found all of these workout videos on our cable station. I know it sounds cheesy, but I really did commit to working out almost everyday through my 40 week pregnancy because of those videos keeping me fit and healthy.

To keep me fit year round, I sign up for races, that way I’m held accountable. Do you have something or someone that can hold YOU accountable or keep you on track? If you don’t….then you should look into it!

If you are on social media, now is a great time to clean out your inboxes, old emails, or unfollow people who don’t contribute to your life or cause. I know it’s a tedious feat, but don’t it feel good to get LESS emails and messages all day?

Lastly, since its always been one of my biggest flaws, I WILL commit to drinking more water and consuming less sugar. I’ve been working on getting more energy throughout the day, and i’m sure that my lack of H2O during the day plays a huge factor in this. (Does coffee count toward my daily intake? LOL)

 

The Best New Years Resolutions That You Can Actually Keep

I’d love to know what the hardest thing for you is when it comes to keeping a New Years Resolution! If you’re not sure what you want to accomplish for yourself in 2018, then just keep a positive attitude and let the good life take you on it’s journey.

Have a wonderful and safe New Year, my friends! Thank you for following along with me and I look forward to creating more fun and informative content for you in the future!

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5 Comments

  1. jmusselman8 wrote:

    Happy New Year! These goals are in line with what I am working on. The hardest one is finding time to read books!

    Published 12.31.17
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    • thelavenderladies wrote:

      Right?! Let’s do it!

      Published 12.31.17
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  2. Britney wrote:

    I’m horrible about clutter. I want to detox my whole house!

    Published 1.1.18
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    • thelavenderladies wrote:

      Haha, it’s tedious!

      Published 1.1.18
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  3. I have already started to unsubscribe from things in my email cuz its a mess but I need to leave my planner on my desk and i have also started to leave a bottle of water on my nightstand too so I do drink water first thing in the morning

    Published 1.4.18
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