Truthfully, I really hate New Year's Resolutions. Like most people, I'm a skeptic in the belief that the new year means that anything will change: meaning that I recognize that people simply do not make vast lifestyle changes overnight. But as I've learned, the idea of change is a near constant process of self-growth, reflection, and more importantly: holding yourself accountable to learn healthy habits and unlearn toxic ones. To hold myself accountable, I decided to round up my personal list of things I hope to improve upon and/or accomplish in 2020:
Use social media and screen time more intentionally and be on my phone less (when I can)
Read for pleasure!!!!
Use my journal more - more frequent self check-ins
Vent more about my joy, not just my problems
Learn how to enjoy the present, not just the prospect of the future
Eat at least one nutritious meal per day
Feel less guilty about having unproductive days
Rely less on stimulants throughout the day (nicotine, caffeine, etc.)
Say "no" more often, and feel less guilty about it
Do not overextend yourself in relationships for those who wouldn't do the same
Take more risks
Be more unapologetically honest with others and myself
Step into my stature instead of wondering if I'm qualified to be there - (down with imposter syndrome!)
Start and contribute to my 401k
Increase salary by +$10k by the end of the year
Maintain a creative hobby/outlet outside of work
Expand + improve upon professional writing + copy skills
Be more vocal in workplace
Continue to build a 90% sustainable wardrobe
Finish curating a home that feels personal + fill space with more art
Convert entire pantry + kitchen to 100% sustainable storage methods
Reduce use of plastic and disposables
Get a bar cart?!
New. Everyday. Rings.
Find a new workout that I like and be more consistent
Explore the East Side more
Get back into photography
That's all for now - will update throughout the year. Happy 2020!