I know this is late. Like, half a month late. But I’m finally getting around to sharing my New Year’s Resolutions, or goals, or whatever you want to call them. I haven’t actually started all of them yet, so I’m late on that too. I figured the longer I took to start them, the longer it would seem like I stuck with them. Just kidding, I actually chose resolutions this year that are pretty do-able.
At least, I hope they are.
1. Plan Ahead
You know, like writing down my New Years resolutions early so that they can be posted at the beginning of the new year and not half a month late. Something along those lines.
But seriously, I know that if I want to continue this whole blogging venture, I am going to have to plan ahead. It’s why I got the cutest planner for all my blog related tasks (see picture below). I’m typically more of a digital calendar gal, but sometimes writing things down just make them more official.
I’ve also found that breaking long-term goals into shorter ones helps tremendously with staying on track and measuring progress. But I don’t always take the time to do that and often find myself just working toward some ambiguous end goal without knowing how I’m going to get there.
So, this year, I’ll be planning ahead!
2. Stop Hitting the Snooze Button
It’s not anything radical, but I want to wake up when my alarm goes off….the first time. I’m one of those people that sets my alarm earlier than I need to get up, just so I can press the snooze button.
WAY too many times.
Which, of course, results in me still getting up late and probably not any more rested. So, I’m going to set my alarm for the time I need to get up and just get up.
I can do it.
That’s what I keep telling myself. Because I haven’t done it yet. I will though, I will.
3. Cook at Home
This has less to do with becoming a professional chef and more to do with saving money and eating healthier. With just Craig and I to cook for, we often fall into the habit of eating out for dinner. Unfortunately, that gets rather expensive and isn’t typically the healthiest choice.
So, yesterday we did a Costco run, stocked up on some groceries, and this week will officially start our “eating at home” resolution.
And because I want to join everyone else in the world making New Year’s resolutions, I also plan to start exercising more this year to complement the whole eating healthier thing.
Remember last month when I started my at home workout routine? Yeah I kind of stopped. Well, more than kind of. I all-the-way stopped. So, this year, I am committing to becoming more active. I haven’t decided what all that entails yet, but there will be calories burned.
4. Study More
I saved this one for last, but it’s really the most important. I’ve done plenty of studying in my life, but I never want to stop learning.
The first thing I want to focus on studying is God’s word. 2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” God’s word is useful for everything we will face in life. It teaches us how to become who we are created to be and serves as a guide for all life decisions. So, I want to continue working on knowing as much Scripture as I can, because every year I face new challenges that need answers.
Secondly, I plan to study more about digital marketing, SEO, Google Analytics, social media marketing, content marketing, blogging, etc. This is the field I work in, so I want to expand my skill set for both my career and to help advance my blog. So, if you have any good resources, books or courses that you would recommend, leave them in the comments below!