It's hard to believe that the year is almost at a close. Being that it is almost over, I wanted to take a look back at my 2016 New Year's resolutions.
1. Improve my overall health. I think I did reasonably well with this one. I went to the gym regularly and attempted to eat better. I really think I got into my groove this past month and a half, though, with the 21 Day Fix (review here). I know this is something that is going to be a continuous struggle for me, as I love alllll the bad food, but I do think there has been an improvement.
2. Stop putting things off. While I didn't do this all the time, I do think that I have gotten to be better about procrastinating and putting things off. I know how I best function, and that is when I don't let things pile up and add on unnecessary stress. One big thing I have started doing this past year is cleaning on Fridays (most of the time). This way when I wake up on Saturday morning, cleaning is one less chore looming over the day and it just makes the weekend seem a bit more pleasant. There were and I know there will continue to be weeks I am not on top of my game, because sometimes you just have those off weeks and life gets in the way, but I really do think I can say that I have made some improvements on this front and will continue to do so going forward.
3. Focus on the positive. I know there were months where I definitely did this, but then there were months that I didn't. If I think back, though, I can pinpoint some of the things that made a difference. It's definitely all about the little things - spending a half hour at the library, just looking up and down the aisles even though you already have an armload of books, making a new fall recipe because it's fall, even if it doesn't necessarily turn out, finally trying out Starbuck's to see what the fuss is all about, realizing it really does live up to the hype and treating yourself to a little something every week, sending out Christmas cards, just because you want others to get that same feeling you get when you receive a card - those are the types of things that can make that difference, at least for me.
2016, it's been real. 2017, let's do this!
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