Wednesday, January 3, 2018

2018 New Year's Resolutions

I almost wrote 2017 here - whoops!  One of the downfalls of work with year end closes, is that you are still thinking about 2017, yet it's actually 2018.  Pretty sure I messed I had to correct myself a few times yesterday at work on the date...but enough of my rambling.  Onto 2018 New Year's Resolutions!


I know some people are not resolutions people, but I am definitely someone that is a resolutions person.  While I don't always hit them out of the park (you can read how I did on 2017 here), I do like to have things in the back of my mind that I am continually working on throughout the year.

1.  Finish the Bible / Complete a Bible study.  Last year, one of my resolutions was to read the Bible.  I purchased the One-Year Bible to help me do that, but as we speak, I am just getting to August.  I want to stay consistent and finish it this year.  I also purchased the Seamless Bible study and while I kind of started it last year, I only got through a few days and have not picked it up since.  

2.  Consistently work out and eat healthy.  I do so good some weeks and then totally fall off the rails.  It's more my eating I need to work on than anything - still trying to achieve that 80/20 balance!

3.  Sunday = day of rest.  I have this bad habit of taking it easy on Saturday, then trying to do all the things on Sunday.  I think that makes the Sunday blues hit a little bit harder, so I need to take more advantage of my Saturdays to get that day of rest on Sunday, which will in turn, hopefully make Monday morning a bit easier!

4.  Establish weekly routines.  There are a few things I want to stay on top of a little more this year, like tracking my spending / budget, uploading pictures to my computer, picking out my clothes the night (or week!) before...things like that.  I want to establish a little routine each week, where I hit all those things that tend to build up for me.  This way, I stay on top of things, and hopefully make life just a little bit easier.

Day 3 into the year - I am feeling motivated and excited to tackle these resolutions!

Linking up with Jenn and Jessi.

17 comments:

  1. I love your resolutions! A couple years ago I made the resolution to read the Bible in one year. I used an app on my phone that broke up the readings in daily pieces. Some days were really hard, but I'm so glad I finished it. I should actually probably do it again!

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  2. I love all of these resolutions, I have similar ones! Heres to a new year and being accountable!!

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  3. Great resolutions! I'm with you on #4 for sure!!

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  4. YESSS to relaxed Sundays, Seamless (I'm doing that one too!), better health and uploading photos!!! I fail at that and am determined to get mine organized and photo books made this year!

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  5. #3 YES!! We are usually pretty good about this as we always spend Sundays with both of our families. It makes a huge difference going into the new week well rested and with a full heart.

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  6. Can I copy and paste this?? Lets hold each other accountable! Cheers to the new year friend! xo

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  7. I love love love your goals - and they're all attainable! I love that you put keeping Sunday as a day of rest. It's so important to remember that we need that time for our family and for ourselves. Happy New Year!

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  8. Always good to set some goals or resolutions for yourself and these all seem attainable!
    I'm having a hard time remembering to put 2018 also. So weird!!

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  9. Great resolutions! I really like making goals for the year. I think I need to break things down each month though to make things a bit more easier for myself. I'm doing pretty well with eating healthy, though I'd like to try more new recipes, but I DO need to get myself moving more often throughout the week.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  10. Writing the date is always the hardest for me the first few weeks. These are great resolutions! We are working on keeping Sunday free too and hoping we can stick to that. Sierra~Beautifully Candid

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  11. These are solid resolutions and I definitely like the day of rest commitment, I do not factor that in for myself. But, also the Bible studying and being healthier overall! I'm always a work in progress.

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  12. These are all great resolutions! I am so with you on #3. I need to plan better so that Sundays can be more relaxed.

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  13. Looks like you've got a great game plan for the new year! I am disappointed with my Bible reading from last year and am hoping to do better this year. I'd also love to work on eating more veggies and organizing/printing photos I take.

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  14. I'm with you on building routines girl! Why do pictures pile up so fast?! I also would love to take the thinking out of what I'm going to wear each day. Happy New Year!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  15. I work on the budget side....so I've been thinking 2018 since last June! haha I definitely love being productive Saturday to give Sunday a more restful feel. Happy New Year lady!

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  16. Good idea making Sunday your day of rest! Sundays are a total bummer to begin with so chores/errands make it harder. I'm so wiped by the end of the week I usually rest on Saturdays too.

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