New Year’s Resolutions

Happy Happy 2015! I realize this post is a little late but I am still in the new year spirit and figured that some of you might be too. 🙂

How is this year going for you thus far? Have you made any resolutions? Making resolutions is one of my favorite parts of the new year. Some people feel that resolutions are silly or that they can be made anytime throughout the year. The latter is true, we can make resolutions at any time and I find myself doing so as I update and adjust my resolutions as time goes by. As for those who think resolutions are silly, your opinion is totally justified as what may work for some definitely does not work for others. When making my resolutions, I sit down with a piece of paper and a pen, listing anything that I would like to improve upon or venture into. Here is my list for 2015:

Kylie’s 2015 Resolutions

    • Run at least once a week.

I enjoy running but often times talk myself out of it if the weather is not ideal. I have access to treadmills and elliptical machines and have realized that performing cardio indoors is much better than not at all.

    • Practice a little bit of yoga every day even if it is for a short amount of time.

I have it in my head that if I don’t have at least a solid 30 minutes to practice yoga then it isn’t worth practicing. I know this is my ego enabling me to be lazy and will not use this excuse anymore.

    • Eat healthier. Less indulgent food and more vegetables.

I have a major sweet tooth and haven’t been denying said tooth at all lately. When I consume large amount of sweets, I feel sluggish and get fewer results when exercising.

    • Vacuum once per week.

I am ashamed to admit that I don’t vacuum often. We have fluffy carpet that never looks dirty so I often do not think about it. With a cat, a husband, and my own shedding problem, I realize that our carpet would probably appreciate a weekly vacuum. Thanks to my parents, we now have a Dyson which makes vacuuming much more exciting! 😀

    • Make an effort to have a weekly date night(out or in).

Justin and I spend lots of time together at home but got out of the routine of making a point to have an actual date night. I hope to play a game or watch a movie at home and go out to eat or do something outdoorsy when we go out.

    • Be more hardworking and productive.

I have started this process by using a Passion Planner. So far, planning my month and weeks out ahead of time as well as assigning deadlines to projects has been extremely helpful at keeping me on track.

    • Be more confident.

In person, I tend to worry what other people think about me. I would like to be myself regardless of how well I know the person. We always like those who are authentic and we can relate to, right?!

    • Make a point to help others.

Make an effort to help someone at least once a week. This can be someone I know or a complete stranger.

    • Make Christmas stockings. Dedicate 1 hour per week.

I have been wanting to make Justin and I Christmas stockings since we got married in 2011! I finally found the kind of stocking kits I was looking for last summer. I started working on the first stocking in early December but barely made a dent. I would love to have both stockings finished by December 2015!

    • Oil pull once per day for 20 minutes.

So far this is going great! I have also adopted some other oral care habits that I am loving and will share in a later post.

    • Meditate for 5 minutes each day.

I have both heard and read so many great things about meditating and would love to reap the benefits! I have started using an app called Headspace and while I have recently missed a day, I am really enjoying the app and feel that it is a great starting point.

    • Read one book each month.

I like to read and used to do so fairly often before acquiring a smart phone and a tablet. I am nixing the technology before bed and replacing it with a good old fashioned book.

    • Let go of preconceived notions.

Quit trying to predict how others are feeling or what they think. This is stressful and such predictions are usually wrong.

    • Floss once each day.

I am pretty good about this but definitely skip a day here and there so I am aiming to eliminate those skip days.

    • Improve focus.

Stay focused and determined on less desirable tasks.

    • Increase patience.

Being impatient does not do anyone a lick of good. I have come miles since I was younger but still have room for improvement.

That is it guys! I will check in with y’all after the first quarter of the year regarding resolution progress.

Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions? If so, do you care to share? I would love to hear what you guys are working towards! Also, if you have any tips to help achieve resolutions, please share!



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