I love the start of a new year. It always feels like a fresh start, and goes hand in hand with setting new goals - my favorite. Last year, I went with 3 main resolutions for the year, while setting smaller goals each month (see my January 2017 Goals here). It worked relatively well for me, so I thought I would do the same this year.
1. Read the Bible, find a church. Re-establishing my faith is something I have been thinking hard about the past year or so, maybe a bit longer. I purchased the One-Year Bible (it's set up so that you can read the entire thing in a year) last year, but my OCD had me waiting until January 1 of this year to read it, so that the days matched up. So far I have kept up with it, reading before bed, or in the morning. As far as church goes, growing up, we went to church regularly, and I remember feeling so great after going. I loved the music, and while some of the sermons could go on, you just feel a sense of good after being in church. I have a few options around here that I want to try out and see if they are good fits for me.
2. Organize everything. Last year, many of my monthly goals were cleaning out this, or cleaning out that. While some of my reorganization / purging projects went well and are still working for me today, like my bathroom reorganization, my closet feels like it back to a mess, as does all my filing / paperwork. I want to really focus on organizing in such a way that it will stick for the long haul. Not only does it make things easier to find, it also just helps with my state of mind. Lizzie shared this article which speaks to the fact that the way women feel about their homes comes across in other aspects of their life. I can 100% say that is true for me, and would love to cut that unnecessary stress from my life.
3. Continue to improve my health. This is a carry over from last year, but I feel it is just still so important. I think I have a good thing going with the 21 Day Fix (review here) as far as work outs go. Once I am done with this round, I am going to see where I am at, and then decide if I want to switch things up a bit, or go ahead with another round. I just love the ease and convenience of the work outs, so we will have to see what is up next for me. The main focus of this resolution, though, is definitely on eating better. Doing the 21 Day Fix, I have realized that I needed to get in a lot more veggies, less carbs (so sad!) and more protein. Part of the problem is the fact that I love to cook, so I want to try out all these different recipes, and some just aren't as good for you. I think the key is just to balance those with the good meals and eat appropriate portion sizes. For example, I love ordering pizza. But I have found that if I order a salad to go with that pizza, I can have my salad and my pizza, too, without feeling crummy afterwards. Or, if a dish I make is really rich, then take a smaller portion add some extra veggies, and eat cleaner with my other meals. All about the balance.
I have been loving reading everyone's resolution / goal posts. Definitely a favorite this time of year! If you are like me and you can't get enough, you can see my 2016 New Year's Resolutions here, and how I actually did on them here.
Linking up with Shay, Erika, Jenn and Jessi.