My 2018 New Years Resolutions

2018 resolutions

I really enjoy making resolutions but have a hard time sticking to them. This year, I’ve made some simply goals that I hope I can reach. If not, I’m going to try to not beat myself up about it.

  1. Fitness. Would a resolutions list be complete without something about fitness. Now, I’m not going to make a list of unreachable physical goals – no rock hard abs, no sun-kissed skin, no Kayla Itsines body. My goal is to just be able to chase my son around without running out of breath. My goal is to be able to walk around the block without breaking a sweat. If I shed some pounds, great. Otherwise, I don’t want to put pressure on myself to reach goals that are impossible to reach.
  2. Food. Sugar is bad. I love sugar. I have a personal relationship with sugar. I want that to end. I also love chips. I used to dislike chips, but I started really enjoying them this past year. I blame them for my love handles. I want to nourish my body with food that actually has some nutritional value.
  3. Water. Since moving, I really decreased my water consumption, mostly to do with how gross the tap water is & not wanting to spend money on bottled. However, water is so so so important. I want to go back to my previous water consumption habit.
  4.  Running. Yeah, this should go under the fitness category, but it’s not. I really want to like running. I like the idea of being a runner. Unfortunately as soon as I start, I instantly regret it and give up. I want to give it a second chance and I don’t want to give up after a few seconds.
  5. Vulnerability. I want to achieve this. I want to actively seek it. Am I crazy? Probably. But I’ve learned this year that vulnerability is what makes change in your life. Change does not come without vulnerability.
  6. Exploring. I love adventure and exploring. I’m such a curious person (hence my job as a reporter). I want to explore the area where I live and really learn to enjoy what’s right in front of me. For example, I’ve never walked up Holy Hill and I live minutes away. That’s crazy! Netflix can only provide so much stimulation.
  7. Outdoors. Being outside is important. Less screen-time and more sun-time (with sunscreen) is a must. Plus, I want to lead by example and show my son how important it is to spend time outdoors.
  8. Volunteer. I used to volunteer a lot as a kid and I think it’s important to help your community in some way. I’d like to start doing that again.
  9. Quality Time. I’ve spent a lot of time away from my family and friends. I’ll share the reasons on here another time, but I’d like to make an effort to strengthen relationships.

What are your resolutions? Let me know! I’d love to know.

Published by Samantha Sali

Image-bearer. Jesus-seeker. Wife. Mother. Writer. Artist.

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