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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

2016 New Year Resolutions

As 2015 comes to the close, I've starting to think about my new years resolutions for 2016. I'm trying to come up with some reasonable resolutions.  What I'm struggling with is that most of the resolutions that I have come up with are not as measurable as I wish they could be.  So here are the resolutions I am thinking of.  I have the next few weeks to narrow it down and hopefully come up with a way to measure their success.
  • Complain less; see the positive more. It's so easy to spiral into seeing the negative in things and voicing that.  I get that situations are not always going to be rainbows and butterflies, but I think making a conscious effort to be more grateful for everything I've been blessed with in my life can't hurt.
  • Be more present.  Hi my name is Kelsie, and I'm a social media addict.  My latest obsession is instagram.  I just love it.  I love the fitness motivation.  I love the shopping.  I love the decor inspiration.  It's so easy to just hope on the app and the next thing I know a half hour has passed or I've stayed up later than planned because I just get caught up.  But even more importantly when I am with other people, I want to be more present.  Less on my phone and more enjoying my company.
  • Be more organized.  Now, I'm not sure if I am wording this correctly, because it's not necessarily keeping my closet clean, but more being more efficient to make my life easier.  Meal planning.  Setting out my work out clothes the night before. I don't mean to say I don't want my closet clean and no dishes in the sink, but that's not the resolution.  I want to have a plan for my days and have everything ready to make my life easier, smoother, and less stressful.
  • Be more accountable and purposeful in my workouts.  It's been so easy for me to just check the box.  With so much else going on in my life lately, I'm lucky to fit in 30 minutes on the treadmill which means I don't have to think about it.  I can just check the box.  I think in 2016 I'm going to try to use this blog to be more accountable and make my workout more meaningful.  Hopefully by posting my workouts weekly it will make me reflect on what is working for my body and what is enjoyable for my mind.
  • Be more conscious about what I put in, on, and around my body.  Make up, skin care, soap, shampoo, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent... Soooo many chemicals. I recently watched a presentation on the company Beauty Counter and it really inspired me to be more aware of the products I'm putting on my skin.  I want to make an effort to slowly more towards chemical free products. I realize that won't happen over night as it would be sooo expensive, but as I use up current products I'd like to stock up on ones that I know won't be harmful to my body.
  • Drink more water and be consistent about taking vitamins.
  • Try meditation.  And by try I mean not just once, but try it consistently for 30 days and see what I really think of it. This year I read a few "self-help" books and it amazed me how many recommended meditation so there has to be some magic to it.  One thing I do know for sure is that it can't hurt. 
Again, I realized this is a pretty extensive list so I am hoping to narrow it down to just a few by the time new years gets here.  Which ones do you like the best?  Anything I should add to the list?

Oh and by the way! I started an instagram account just for this blog. You can follow me at lovezilly9!  Here was my first post: Our Christmas Tree


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