Eat Pray Wife

A Fresh Look at New Year’s Resolutions

“I’m going to lose weight this year.”
“I’m not going to eat a single chocolate bar all year.”
“I’m going to run a mile every day this year.”
“I’m not going to drink soda all year.”

These are just a few of the “New Year’s Resolutions” that I have attempted over the years. Some were successful, and well, others…. not so much 😉 Are these resolutions are bad? NO! Are there better resolutions that I could make? Probably!

Most of the New Year’s Resolutions that I have heard of involve fitness goals, health related topics, and physical challenges. Some of them include organization or attempts to cut spending. These are great things, but I think 2016 has more for us.

This year, I challenge YOU to make a New Year’s Resolution that doesn’t make you thinner, more popular, or wealthier. I challenge you to make a New Year’s Resolution that makes you a BETTER person.

Here are a few ideas 🙂 In 2016, I will:

  1. Write in a journal everyday.
  2. Take 10 minutes to myself everyday.
  3. Be more observational in my day to day activities.
  4. Live in the moment and be open to “non-scheduled” events.
  5. Take mental pictures instead of selfies.
  6. Replace 1 negative thought with 1 positive thought everyday.
  7. Have at least 1 meaningful conversation each day.
  8. Plan intentional face-to-face conversations at least once a week.
  9. Do 1 kind thing for someone else everyday.
  10. Recognize judgmental thoughts and replace them.

Happy New Year, friends. Thank you for reading my last post for 2015!

-L

 

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