2019; New Year, New Goals
This New Year’s Eve felt a little different. It’s been years since I felt a renewed sense of excitement as the clock struck midnight. I guess I’ve been sort of going with the flow. I’d make some half-hearted resolutions, sip some unbearably bad champagne and watch the sun rise on a new year to the soundtrack of something nostalgic and mellow and moody - Nirvana, Tragically Hip, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam. But this New Year’s Eve felt a little different.
I felt inspired and motivated. I had so many ideas for goals, and hopes of reaching major milestones in all of the aspects of my life. And then the buzz wore off and I snuck away to slumber through the wee hours of the morning, extra careful not to drool on my freshly laundered bedding.
The reality is that I wasn’t really sure I was going to set hard and fast resolutions. While the idea of starting fresh with better habits in a new year sounds fantastic, I often wondered if we set ourselves up for failure when we inevitably fall off the wagon and have to admit defeat. I’ve spent today trying to figure out how I could make some resolutions without giving in to all the hype and trying to change everything about who I am fundamentally as a person, and I think I figured it out. Making BIG changes that last the course of an entire year can be daunting, so I’m breaking the big goals up into small, easier to digest pieces and I think I might even make it a point to review my goals every month and add to them or tweak them to make sure I’m on the right track.
Anyway, I could ramble on philosophically about new beginnings but I know you’re here to see how I’m going to change my life this year so let’s get to it.
For the love of God drink more water, like 2 litres a day, minimum. As my sister says - hydrate or diedrate bitches
Stop scrolling endlessly on social medias and do something more productive - seriously, your brain is dying. Read some good books, write some cool blogs, make some delicious food
Get moving ya’ friggin lazy. Get into the gym 3 times a week and yoga once a week
Go on more dates, use the 40 million gift cards you have and get out more; and see more people now that you’re back at home full time. Face to face laughs are way better than the ‘lol’ behind a screen
Start single tasking and batch working. No matter how great you think you are, you are NOT productive while you check emails and texts and read Joanna Gaines’ new book and listen to the new Justin Timberlake album all at the same time
Get comfortable taking your camera off of auto. No way in hell you’re going to be the next Annie Leibovitz if you keep that shit up
Take some more time for yourself and say no to things you’d rather not do. Busy is not a badge of honour and you’re going to friggin kill yourself if you keep burning the candle at both ends
That’s all, for now! Do we have any goals in common? Leave me a comment down below so I can cheer you on too!
And now for your bonus, behind the scenes look at how not hammered we were last night: