I don’t need New Year’s Day to make goals about bettering myself…but it definitely helps get me inspired.
I was late on the new year vibes this time around, but now I’m ready to commit to #NewYearNewMe with the start of Chinese New Year. January was just a trial run for 2016, February is the real thing and I’m setting some unattainable goals along with the rest of the world to celebrate!
Take better care of my skin.
I worked on this goal a lot in 2015 and managed to rid myself of the bad habit that is going to sleep with my makeup on. This year, I plan to take it one step further by pampering my skin at every opportunity.
The first step of this is to iron out my daily routine with products that work for my skin. After that, I need to be diligent in applying them every single night, not every other night or two times a week. I’ll be the first to admit that it’s difficult to ignore the laziness that threatens to set me back, but in this case it’s extremely important! Each day makes a difference.
Exercise more, yadayada.
Like everyone else, I want to exercise more. I used to be a bit of a gym rat until I adopted my dog. Now, I feel guilty getting exercise without him. Whenever I feel the urge to work out, I take him for a leisurely walk or go to the dog park instead- neither of which are actually doing much for my physical fitness.
So, this year, I’ll do both. I’ll tire Wallace out on a long walk around the neighborhood and then head to the gym when I’m finished. Sounds a lot easier than it actually is, but I’m determined this time around!
Read and write more.
With the stresses of everyday life, it can be difficult to find time for your favorite hobbies. Mine are reading and writing. I’d like to read at least one book a month this year and write at least two hours a week.
Probably doable, but we’ll see how interested I am in doing anything other than laying on the couch when I get home from work.
Lower those stress levels.
As a relatively anxious person, it’s important for me to stay grounded and keep my cool when the stress levels climb to unimaginable heights. If I let something get to me, even the smallest problem can throw me off and push me into a slump. And you know what Dr. Seuss says about slumps: “When you’re in a slump, you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.”
This year, I’m going to focus more on keeping myself happy and healthy. No more needless panicking about things that don’t really matter. I’ve got to put it all into perspective.
So, what about you guys? What are your goals to make 2016 the best year yet?