Resolution is such an ugly word, it sounds so shiny and promising of a great year on January 1; by the end of the month it is as dreary as the weather outside. I have only ever kept two resolutions, to make my bed every morning and to get dressed for class in college (I also made a mini resolution to find my hairbrush..that is another story). This year I have set goals in order to be more efficent and to ease sources of anxiety.
1) drink more water: This may be my worst habit. I am active almost everyday but rarely make it through more than two glasses of water. Instead of recoginzing that I am dehydrated I either a) eat or b) drink coffee/tea. This results in having to chug pedialyte about once of month because I feel so terrible. My goal is to drink four to five glasses of water a day OR only drink one cup of coffee/tea.
2) make a cleaning plan and stick with it: This is one major source of anxiety for me personally and it has gotten so out of control in the last two months. I dread coming home some days because I know it is so messy and I find myself apologizing for the clutter. (sidenote:messy not dirty! there is a BIG difference) My plan will include sorting mail when it comes in the house, folding laundry when it comes out of the dryer (not a week later), and making sure all the dishes (ie:after dinner cups) are in the dishwasher before bed. I am also working on making our guest bedroom a workplace so my projects have a home somewhere other than our kitchen table.
3) eat like an adult, not a child: Don't get me wrong, I cook more than 90% of America. I do make really good meals but then I forget to go to the grocery store and I find myself putting frozen food, Kraft mac and cheese, and other various things that are not okay for adult consumption on the table. I also want to work on not over eating and having wholesome snacks.
4) get creative with my wardrobe: I am guilty of buying clothes in similar shapes and colors, think crewneck sweaters and j.crew skirts. I want to try shopping at new stores and getting out of my comfort zone this year!
5) figure out this blogging thing: I want to be more consistent with my posts and have more confidence in my blog. Craig was going through the camera and found at least a half dozen projects/outfit posts that never made it on here. I didn't think that they were good enough for the blog world. Alas, it is time to stop comparing and give it my best!
6) stop stressing the little things: In some ways I have major anxiety; I can't leave the house without worrying what I left plugged in even though I tripled checked before I left, think that I am constantly letting those around me down, and worrying about every detail of my day. I also need to step away and read a book every once in awhile
Do you have any goals for the year? Any advice to help me accomplish any of my goals? I would love to hear!