New Year’s Resolution – 2019
December 31, 2018
I haven’t made a new year’s resolution since I was 12 where I decided to give up chocolate for the whole year. If you know my love of chocolate, you’ll know this was a tough one for me. I had friends taunting me daily at school to break and yet I refused and was successful in my intentions! I’m not sure why I’ve never done a resolution since, but I’ve had an incredible urge to set goals for myself in 2019 as I’ve been reflecting on my life thus far and the journey I want to take for myself and my family.
2018 was truly a year of incredible highs and incredible lows. I visited Australia for the first time to participate in my best friend’s wedding which was a dream to say the least. In April I married the love of my life in a fairytale of a chateau in the south of France. Our honeymoon was then spent exploring the French countryside where we promptly envisioned starting a new life in each location we visited. Whilst marriage has been utterly blissful, 2018 has been coupled with crippling depression. (I vow to write a post about in the next few weeks.) Self-doubt, anxiety, and major unhappiness also became daily occurrence that affected my mental state in 2018. These lows have only made me more excited to create an incredible 2019. As I wrap up my last year in my 20’s, I’m anxious to see what 30 will bring.
As I list my resolutions below (in no particular order), I want to wish you all a healthy, happy, and fulfilled 2019. If writing out resolutions is your thing I hope you, most importantly, take time to reflect on 2018 – especially the parts of your life where you can find gratitude. It’s easy to look at our flaws or areas to improve upon as we enter the new year, but it’s a harder practice to evaluate areas in our lives that already bring us joy.
Thank you for following along on my journey here on Simply Saffy. I’m eternally grateful for you all and the constant support I receive.
- I vow to only shop for secondhand/used clothes for myself in 2019
- Introduce my audience to new ethical brands without feeling the need to purchase from them first
- Learn how to make oat milk
- Meditate at least 5 times a week
- Incorporate yoga into my workout routine
- Focus less on materialism and more on experiences
- Waste less
- Practice gratitude daily
- Experiment with different vegan recipes
- Learn to shop seasonally
- Spend as little time on social media as humanly possible
- Be kinder to myself
- Improve my Spanish
- Begin to learn French
- Downsize belongings
- Visit Greece
- Support Eddie in achieving his goals
- Save for a home
- Read more
- Become a part of a community
- Get out of the house every day whilst the sun is still out (not just for boxing in the evening)
- Improve my website