To be honest, I was trying to come up with a different spin on this type of post, but I came up with nothing. A big ole goose egg. So, here I am, sharing my New Year’s resolutions for this time around the sun with you all. But I MEAN IT THIS TIME. (Did Anyone else just throw up in their mouths a little?)
Of my body, of my time, and especially of what I consume. (Spiritually and physically) I’ve come to the realization that I am a stereotypical consumer. I love to shop and I can’t deny that having New things feels nice. But cheap, fleeting things are only good for a short time. Soon they’ll end up ripped or thrown out; the more sustainable versions of things like clothing are typically more expensive up front, but are so much better in the long run. Sure, plastic utensils are so so handy and eliminate the need for dish washing of any kind, but if I can help it, I want to eat with something biodegradable or something reusable. I want to be a more sustainable consumer.
I also want to actually listen and tune in to my body and what it’s telling me. If I need rest, if I need to eat better, if I need to exercise a certain muscle group, if I need to cut back on the coffee. (Gasp... I said IF) I feel that God made our bodies to tell us what they need, so why not listen?
Lastly, I want to be mindful about my time. I have a ton of books I want to read, so instead of spending all my free time just sitting on my phone, I want to invest in knowledge. Some books that are in my lineup right now are “Of Mess and Moxie” by Jen Hatmaker, “The Wisdom of Sundays” by Oprah, and “A Simplified Life” by Emily Ley! If you have any recommendations I’d LOVE to hear!!!!
I also have a newfound love for yoga, and with a little help from YouTube, it is accessible to practice anytime, anywhere. Bettering myself > Instagram
I am a pack rat. I hate wasting things. Things cost money! This year, I want to commit to only keeping the necessary or the favorites. Clothes, trinkets, and all.
CONNECT & COMMUNICATE
I have been listening to teachings from Dr. Brene Brown recently, and have been so dang inspired. Her whole M.O. is about being vulnerable and compassionate toward one another. Honestly, I’ll admit that it can be hard for me to be vulnerable to people, because I don’t want them to feel like they need to share my burden, or I don’t think it’s a big deal, so “why bring it up?” Brene talks about how we were actually made to be compassionate with one another and discusses actual tangible steps we can take toward reaching that vulnerability and compassion.
What are some of your resolutions? Let’s keep each other accountable!