Our lives wouldn’t function properly without some sort of stability.
Instead of creating Resolutions, I want to start this year by developing better habits. Let’s face it, we all have good and bad habits, but the best way to break habits is to develop new, healthier ones. Without further ado, here are my top 5 habits for 2018:
Be More Active
Staying active shouldn’t feel like a chore. I’ve tried regularly working out a million times, but after a few weeks, I just give up. Rather than focusing on “working out,” I want to devote more time to take my dogs for walks, take romantic strolls with the boo, and have random dance parties in my living room.
Make Time For What You Love
I am crazy busy all the time and I often forget to make time for myself and the things I want to do. This is something that was bothering me a lot last year, and I’ve been trying to be better about it. I love photography, making/editing videos, dancing, and watching some of my favorite movies. I’d like to be able to do more of that. I’d also like to have more time to spend with Pat. We don’t get to spend much time together anymore and frankly, I miss our video game nights and movie nights.
Assess Your Goals, Weekly
Sometimes I get so bogged down with things that I forget to look back and create or adjust my goals. This is something I want to start doing more regularly, especially since I work in a fast-paced industry. Goals should be adaptable and realistic. I want to kill it in 2018, so this is probably the most important habit on my list.
Don’t Be A Pushover
I have always struggled with being a pushover. Maybe it’s because I don’t want to disappoint people, or maybe I am a bit of a people pleaser, but this year, I am not going to let anyone take advantage of me. I won’t be taking any more shit from anyone. I’m a go-getter, I’m tough, and I’m powerful. Don’t get me wrong, I am still willing to help people, and be a mentor, but relationships should be healthy and beneficial for both parties.
Eat for More Energy
I’ve developed a bad habit of eating my breakfast around 10:30 in the morning, (or skipping it altogether,) having a small lunch, and eating my dinner way too late at night. When I snack, I snack on chips, cookies, and popcorn. I eat so ridiculously unhealthy, it’s disgusting. I feel like a sloth and I want to eat foods that give me energy. Everyone knows I have an avocado addiction, but I will start introducing more fruit, nuts, and leafy-greens into my diet.
What habits are you going to try next year?