I will likely fail at my New Year’s resolution, but that does not mean I should not make one. As unlikely they are to succeed, the fact that this tradition is still going strong, is a reflection that every year we have hope. We have hope that we can improve and make a positive change in our life! How can I criticize or judge that! Let’s applaud all our New Year’s resolutions and support each other in our never-failing optimism!
My not so original resolution
My New Year’s resolution: Lose 10 lbs. I will fail… but settle for 5lb. It’s so original that I want to cry! But in all honestly, it’s a small doable goal that at this point is also very necessary because I Marie Kondo’d all my big pants, and I’m not fitting very well into my current ones.
In addition to this universally common resolution, I have a few intentions for 2020. Habits I sincerely hope I can slowly work towards. Setting intentions is the first step in accomplishing them!
2020 will be a big a difficult year. My husband and I are working on launching Minori – a clean beauty brand inspired by minimalism. I have a few intentions that hopefully will help me get there while staying sane and healthy:
- Exercise regularly
- Eat less carbs
- Watch less Netflix
- Cook more at home and reduce spending money on outside food
- Gain more confidence at my day job
- Become more organized in bookeeping
- Reduce mindless screen time (stop going on the CNN app to scroll through the headlines without reading anything… a terrible habit)
- Continue to be a mindful consumer like I was during my 2019 shopping ban challenge
These are my intentions. The reality is that I’m not very good at implementing such changes in a moderate way. I’m an all or nothing kind of human. Drastic changes work better for me, as I see the result faster, hence stay motivated to keep it up. It’s not a healthy approach and doesn’t lead to keeping the habit up indefinitely. It’s a character flaw, and one I’m working on changing. But for now, I will tackle my intentions one at a time, viciously!