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A new take on New Year’s resolutions

So forget all the “I’m going to start cycling, eating better, painting more, learn a new instrument, etc.”

Yeah, adding those things are great, but let’s be realistic, do you think all of those are going to fit into your routine? Probably not. Though it may be good to add some new things in here and there, ever tried focusing on the stuff you’re doing now?

Someone wise once told me that it is good every couple months to re-evaluate the things you are doing. Often times we get so caught up in life that we get into a routine of the same thing and never question why it is we do what we do. So take some time this year to step back and go through all the things you are now doing.

An example of myself, I took a closer look at all my bills. I thought of ways to make them cheaper. I had been paying some months, $200 for my phone bill. I would just pay it, and not think twice about it (yeah stupid I know, who pays that much for ONE phone.) So finally, I switched my phone carrier and now only pay around $70. Saving a ton of money. Not going to lie, it was a small hassle, but worth it.

This doesn’t apply to just bills though, check your work life. Would it be better for you to go in earlier or stay later? Is there an alternate way of doing something that will save you time? Did they finish construction on that one road that will cut your commute in half?

Make a list of some things and think about ways it could be more beneficial for you!

I’ve always been the type of girl who finds it easier to write things in a planner to help me keep track of it all. Maybe I’m old school and you all may use a cool app for this, but I just find it easier for me to write everything down.

I went and bought a cute little planner to throw in my purse to jot things down when needed. I find this helps me out a lot! Life can get very busy for me, and I like to relax with a cup of tea at the end of my day and go over everything that needs to be done for the week, so I’m not overwhelmed when it’s time to do it.

calender

Check out this cute calender ! Perfect for keeping track of things when life gets hectic.

Relax, this year is going to be a great one for you. Make sure to make it the best one yet!

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28 thoughts on “A new take on New Year’s resolutions

  1. Wise suggestions! I have been learning the importance of taking small baby steps when I want to make changes in my life. Many small steps lead to big changes! Change is never easy, but it is worth it. I hope people listen to your wisdom as it can help them to experience more peace in their lives. Thank you!🌸

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  2. This is so smart- reevaluating and reflecting is certainly something I need to take more time to do. I think it’d be so beneficial, for anyone for that matter. Mine would totally be a bills things, the phone one is legit life changing I can’t believe how much your saving. I guess I never really take the time to look at all my options but clearly it really doesn’t hurt to do so esp when it saves money! I mean who wouldnt love that. But I did however recently change my car insurance to another one and it’s saving me an extra $100 phew! I guess I should look into all my other bills now lol Great tips girl, thanks!!!

    xo, JJ

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  3. I learned a lot from my time competing in a professional sport. Like what Roland said on the first reply, it was about developing reasonable changes and evaluating. Most people set vague goals such as I am going to lose weight.

    Or they become so bogged down with details that they can not start. Such as setting a goal to go to the gym but then spending hours searching for work out gear and then having to buy it.

    You just have to start and start with a small simple plan!! Then evaluate and set different goals after a set amount of time.

    Have a great new year!

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