Whelp, it’s that time of the year: the day before the first of the New Year. If you’re one of the many who make New Year resolutions, you’re probably writing them down now.
Last year, my New Year’s resolution was to “#getinspiralized” and take control of my health. I nailed it! I lost about 25 pounds (still maintaining and losing!) and got strong, fit and more confident with my body.
Since I’ve found my stride with my fit journey, this year is going to be all about becoming a stronger, more poised woman (inside.)
Let’s get to those resolutions – and then I want you to share yours with me!
My Resolutions for 2015
1. Be more organized. Whether it’s keeping my clothes in my closet and not my floor or organizing my pantry, I want to be more organized. The more organized you are, the more calm, collected and focused you will be. Keeping an organized space that’s less cluttered and easy to navigate helps zen you out. The clean space is soothing (messiness translates to chaos.)
2. Focus on my daily to-do lists. In the beginning of the year, I always do a good job of making realistic to do lists and then at the end of the day, I write the next day’s to do-list. I want to continue this all year-long. When I wake up in the mornings to do work, I hate when I have to scramble to pull together everything I remembered that I had to accomplish for the day. By making a to-do list for the day and then reviewing it at the end of the day and building the next day’s to-do, I’ll become a much more productive, sane person.
3. Don’t overcommit, it’s okay to not have plans. I’m a victim of over-booking myself and then canceling all plans at the last minute, because I feel overwhelmed. Whether it’s work commitments or dates with friends, I need to focus on what I can handle (especially during the week) and commit to those plans. There’s no point in making plans with people just for the sake of having plans.
4. Be more polished. I’m a big fan of chunky sweaters and ripped jeans, but that’s not exactly appropriate for a 27 year old that’s about to launch a cookbook and become a business woman! I want to focus on investing in my wardrobe and focusing on quality, not quantity. Also, I’m such a fan of dark colors (I blame it on living in NJ/NYC), I want to work in vibrant colors for 2015, because it’s going to be a vibrant year and I’m a vibrant person! It should reflect in my dress.
5. Do things that foster my creativity. Cooking is a very creative task! Sometimes, I get caught in ruts with my recipe development and find myself writing recipes that I wouldn’t even eat (of course, I never actual end up posting those on the blog, but it’s a waste of energy!) I want to attend events, seminars and meet people who are creative and like to talk about being creative. I think it’s important to surround yourself by that kind of energy.
Those are my higher-level resolutions. Here are some things I want to do in 2015:
- Travel more
- See more live music
- Go to live comedy shows
- Cook from more cookbooks
- Try yoga (I’ve only done bikram – once!)
- Be more active outside during the summer (last summer I was inside writing my cookbook!)
Well, that’s it! Some of these are very broad, but that’s what incremental resolutions are for. Every month, I like to set myself incremental goals and resolutions. This way, I don’t lose sight of the overall resolutions by setting incremental ones to achieve.
So, tell me – what are YOUR New Year’s resolutions? Write them in the comments and then we can check back throughout the year to hold ourselves accountable!