New Years feel like a slate that’s been wiped clean, ready for new possibilities and opportunities.
Each year people scoff at New Years Resolutions knowing that they’re 9 times out of 10 never fulfilled. I do believe we all start out with the best intentions, but if you’re not putting plans into action and creating space for the resolution, it’s just not realistically going to be achieved.
I decided that this year I’d choose a word that will run throughout 2018 for me.
That word is: IMPROVE.
I want to improve on everything – improve in my health and exercise, improve on being kind to myself, improve on keeping my home tidy (clutter free), improve my posture, improve on my skills in my career, improve my skin care regime, improve friendships and relationships, improve on remembering names and not just faces, improve on being present in the moment, improve on being less on my phone and so on…
I feel like it’s a great word to take with me as it really can be used in every aspect of my life.
Since I’m a visual person, I’ve decided to create a Habit Tracker in my vision journal for each month. I’ve jotted down the habits I want to develop and as I complete each days habit, I colour in each block. At the end of the month I hope to have every block coloured in.
I mentioned in my New Years post that I sat with a bottle of bubbly, my brand new journal and I created a vision board. Here are just a few of the inspiration pics that have been pasted inside under various sections like health, family, home, career, travel and so on.
I also really want to simplify and declutter my life.
I hate to admit it, but I am a hoarder. I hate it.
The irony is when I look at my Pinterest boards for the home, it’s all minimalistic – homely, not clinical. I am anything but minimalistic, and I really want to be. If I look at our shelves, for example, instead of there being one candle and an ornament, I have about 5 candles and 8 ornaments. Each time I try to do a clean up and I try to be brutal and just get rid of things, I can’t. I remember who gave me something (sentimental) or I remember the cost of it. Argh.
Solution: I’m getting external help. I was chatting to my mom about it and she googled. Yip, I couldn’t believe it when we found out that there are companies who come and help you declutter. On the 22nd of January, I have a woman coming to help with the process. I think this is going to be awesome because she’ll be able to steer me in the right direction, help me create a home for everything, as well as help me be brutal. I really don’t need 6 body butters. 😉 I’ll keep you updated.
I’d love to hear about your goals – perhaps they are something I can add to my list.