I don't really like the word resolutions. Maybe it's because I've never been one to make and then stick to my New Year's resolutions, but they've never really been something I've been that interested in. This year was no exception. I didn't think up some great resolution that I vowed to stick to as soon as the clock struck midnight on New Years Eve, and I certainly didn't change anything about myself when I woke up on New Years Day.
I have been giving it some thought though. I still don't necessarily like the word "resolution," but I like the idea of setting goals for myself and then achieving those goals. So, six days into the new year I've finally come up with a few goals that I would like to achieve in 2015.
If these don't get done by the time we're ringing in 2016, please do me a favor and don't remind me of this post. Deal?
1 || Wake up earlier during the work week. I started this yesterday, and I am amazed out how much better I feel after waking up 30 minutes earlier, doing a few chores around the house, and not feeling rushed out the door. The first two days were a success, so let's see how long I can keep this one up.
2 || Meal Plan. I did this for a few weeks several months back, and I really enjoyed it. Not only did it keep me organized during the week, but it really saved us money as well. The problem is setting aside the time on Sunday afternoons to get it done, but I'm definitely going to give it a try.
3 || Stick to an exercise program. (Cue the cliche eye rolling) It's not that I don't enjoy working out, it's just that I don't enjoy going to the gym after a long day at work, fighting traffic to get home after the gym, and then finally walking into my house around 7:00 at night. I miss the days in college where I could wake up at 9:00, walk downstairs to the apartment gym, work out for an hour, and still have time to shower before class.
4 || Purchase more "work appropriate" outfits. Okay, so this one probably won't happen, but at least I'm making an effort by putting it on my list. The thing is, I really hate "corporate" clothing. It's just not me. Mark my words, I will never own a pant suit.
5 || Put more money back into savings. It has to happen.
6 || Be more spontaneous. I can be described as a lot of things, but spontaneous isn't one of them. This type A girl needs a plan and needs to stick to that plan. Nothing stresses me out more than the term "go with the flow." I guess it wouldn't kill me to let loose and do something spontaneous every now and then, would it?
7 || Keep the house organized all year round. I tend to go on cleaning sprees about once a month where I not only deep clean the house, but I also organize like crazy. I throw away things I haven't used in a while and I reorganize the closets. This is great when it happens, but the organization usually only lasts a week or so before chaos ensues once again.
8 || Take more pictures. I used to be really good at this. I was constantly snapping pictures of anything and everything. I've started slacking in this area a bit, and I'm kicking myself for it. 2015 will be the year of the pictures.
9 || Learn to love the kitchen. Possibly. Maybe.
10 || Branch out in terms of my wardrobe choices. i.e. stop wearing all black all the time
11 || Complete more home projects. Our house is so close to being where I want it to be, but we still have several small and one big project left.
12 || Read more books. I just started reading the Crossfire series by Sylvia Day. Have you heard of them? Think 50 shades of Grey, but better writing. I'm hooked!
13 || Take more bubble baths. There really isn't anything more relaxing than a good book, a glass of wine, and a bubble bath. This needs to happen more in 2015.
14 || Stop stressing over things I can't control. It's as simple as that.
15 || Be a better blogger. Consistency is key and consistent is something I'm currently lacking. I'm working on it.