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2017 New Year’s Resolutions

My 2017 New Years Resolutions

My 2017 New Years Resolutions

My 2017 resolutions are a little more refined than the simple ones I chose last year. Last year I wanted to live life to the fullest, love with all my heart, and laugh (a.k.a. be kinder to myself). I did a lot of those things, but I feel like those are more long-term everyday life goals, and I still have room for improvement. This year I want to continue to do so, but with a little more specific goals in mind…

Be intentional.
I want to be more intentional with every choice I make in life. This means not making impulse buys because I might use it later, or because so-and-so will love it. It means being more respectful of things money can’t buy, like time or love. And being more respectful of the Earth as well as I once again attempt to move toward my goal of little to zero-waste.

Live with less.
This kind of ties in with a theme I’ve had going for a few years now (and with my goal above). I feel like I’ve never fully, fully buckled down on it and I think I’m ready to make the jump into it head-first. It has usually only been myself off the deep end about too much stuff, but lately my little family has been more on-board than ever before. Family goal? Ha.

Make time for myself.
I have been especially bad at this in the last year. I work too much and am really bad at trying to be everything for everyone else. I constantly push aside time I should use for my own wellbeing and do for others instead. I guess it’s not a bad trait to have, but I need to realize (and prioritize) my own health and sanity too.

Inspirational reading…

10 Morning Habits of Super Successful Women

The Nightly Routines of 14 Successful Women

9 Ways Your Life Will Improve When You Declutter

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck (or the whole book)

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

Spark Joy By Marie Kondo

Why we Experience Decision Fatigue

Kick Your Morning Snooze Habit for Good

10 Tips to Help Manage Your E-mail

What are your resolutions for this year?

See other yearly thoughts: 20162015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009.

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7 comments

  1. I loved reading your New Years resolutions and goals to a fresh start and what they learned in 2016. Sounds like your on the right path.

  2. These are great New Years resolutions! Wishing you all the best on your endeavors!

  3. I really don’t have a New Year resolution. I feel that my goals are the same from last year. Not because I couldn’t reach them but because they take time.

  4. Be better. I can’t commit to stringent life policies of any kind but I’m planning on learning to live with what I have and make sure I appreciate what I have. I live in a city with so many homeless and low-income folks that barely can afford to eat or clothe themselves and here I am wanting a new set of plates or another set of sheets-it’s dumb! I want to look at everything as if I didn’t have some inherent right to it all.

  5. These are really good and important new year’s resolutions, I love your goal of minimal to zero waste! I also want to make more time for myself and I really want to invest more time into blogging xx

  6. I have also resolved to live with less. The last year or so Shawn and I have been slowing doing away with the excess and it feels great! 🙂 Happy 2017!

    Anna || alilyloveaffair.com

  7. Love the live with less! We are doing the same and it is so freeing. Happy new year!