I have mixed feelings regarding the topic of New Years Resolutions. While I think it’s great to have resolutions, why must we only make them in the beginning of the year? It’s just a new date, after-all! That being said, I always manage to still make a few “promises” to myself that I’ll start in the new year…
This year I’ve made the following “promises” to myself:
- Join the gym….I feel like everyone and their mother, brother & sister make this resolution, but I didn’t make it because I wasn’t working out- I really made this resolution in order to fulfill my next promise…saving money. I had been taking a number of yoga, zumba & pilates classes at various gyms & studios, so I joined a gym that had all these available, as well as weights, machines, etc. Much more economical. By the way, I’ve already fulfilled this promise- joined on Monday & going back tonight!
- Save money….don’t we all wish we had just a little more in our savings accounts than we actually do?! To do this I’m going to: work on cooking more at home (versus eating out), bring my lunch to work more often (I really struggle with this one), buy less clothes I don’t actually need (and donate some that I don’t wear anymore, too), and cut down on miscellaneous expenses like buying coffee & late-night pizza slices.
- Be a better me…this one is more personal, so I won’t get into detail, but I essentially am just going to work on being the person I would like to be- putting my best foot forward.
What’s your New Year’s Resolution?
If you don’t actually have one, that’s okay! But if you’re looking for some ideas….here are some common ones: