There is something refreshing about a new year. New possibilities, new wonders and a reflection back on the previous year. I try to always make realistic new years resolutions, sometimes I stick with them sometimes they don't work out (don't fret, there is always time to start fresh).
Here are some of my new year's resolutions for 2015.
- Eat more fruits and vegetables - Last year I made a promise that I would be more active, I have succeeded (still not amazing at it, but I do go to the gym 2-3 times a week). This year it is about making my diet better. To me diet is a four letter word of evil, but I am about making choices, healthier choices and less giving in to indulgences.
- Blog more - Clearly. I have been slacking on the blogging forefront, its been about 10 months (eek!). There have been a lot of changes in my life that distracted me from my blog (new job, writer's blog, and being just downright too busy). But this new year I want to provide more content (probably not 5 days a week, for a while, one step at a time). I am hoping to give you guys more recipes, reviews, and lifestyle information, as well as some fun videos will be in the works.
- Clean less - This seems counter productive, I know, but I am much more of a big clean person. My apartment becomes a complete disaster and then I do a full weekend cleaning over haul when I cannot stand it anymore. To have a resolution to clean less, doesn't actually mean become a slob and live like a hoarder, I just want to be better about not letting my house get to the point of having to hermit up and clean for 4 days. I have set myself a rule of if the tasks takes 60 seconds or less, then I need to handle it immediately, as well as try to instill a quick 15 minute clean before bed.
- Start a vitamin regimen - Years ago, I was awesome about taking vitamins, during that time period I felt like the frequency of being sick was lessened as well as my time spent sick was less as well. In the last two years I have failed at taking any sort of vitamin, this year I want to start at least with a daily vitamin, then go from there.
- Simplify - This year is about simplifying, I want less stuff to have and to deal with. This will make getting ready quicker, cleaning quicker, and less clutter in general (ps. I HATE clutter, yet I seem to have it everywhere). I just have to get the bf on board (like serious about this on board).
- Learn more - I have always loved to learn, especially about things I am interested in. This is the year to take some time to learn more about photography and food and anything else I am interested in. As an avid cook, I still love going to cooking classes at a variety of local schools, there is always a new tip or trick to learn, that I can hopefully pass on to you.
- Take more photos - Last year I bought myself a beautiful camera, I used it for a little while, but with the insanity of life it got tucked into a closet and forgotten. This year I am going to pull it out and use it more. I am going to Chicago in a week or so and I definitely plan on taking my camera and documenting this trip. By the end of the year I am hoping to do a photo book documenting our year.
These new year's resolutions seem manageable to me, I have already started to work on some of them (this blog post included). Over the next few months I will be working on my resolutions, if I tried to do all of them at once I would get overwhelmed and fail, but a slow start will help me complete the process.
I hope you had a wonderful New Year!
What resolutions did you make this year?