I’ve never really been one for New Year’s resolutions. I never stick with them. By the time March rolls around I’ve forgotten all about them. After looking back at 2016 I realized there are things I’d like to work on changing this year so I decided to set a few goals for myself.
Last year I started taking steps towards getting healthier. I want to continue working on that. High blood pressure and diabetes run in my family and I realize I really need to start taking better care of myself. I cut back on the sodas and sodium last year, this year I want to work towards cutting back on the sweets. This is a tough one for me because chocolate is a weakness of mine. I also want to exercise more. This is my hardest goal because I’m going to have to work hard not to fall back into old habits.
Try New Recipes
I have a bunch of cook books and I’m always saving recipes but I seem to cook the same things over and over. I want to push myself to try and cook at least one new thing a month.
When I was younger I loved to write. Most of the time you could find me scribbling in a notebook writing poems and short stories. I even kept a journal from 1st grade through my early 20’s. Somewhere along the way I just stopped. I feel like I lost a part of myself when I did and I’d really like to get it back. This year I want to take the time to write, even if it’s just a paragraph a month in a journal.
Paying off Debt
Unfortunately being an adult comes with the responsibility of bills. Last year my car made a few trips to the shop to be fixed, which I paid for with my credit cards. My goal is to have it paid off by the end of the year.
I thought it would be fun to challenge myself with a few reading goals as well.
– Read a book by a new author.
– Read something published this year.
– Read a biography/memoir.
– Read a genre I wouldn’t normally read.
– Finally finish reading It by Stephen King.
I’m going to try my hardest to reach every one of these. I’ll update on my progress and let you guys know how its going.
What are your goals/resolutions for 2017? Comment below and let me know how they are going so far.