I have always been one of those people that thinks about resolutions for the new year and comes up with a couple, but I never write them down and do much (if anything) to hold myself accountable. Three years ago, I started a jar that I kept by my bed, and at the end of each day, I would write down one thing I was thankful for or something good that had happened that day… That lasted for all of three months. Two years ago I made the commitment to finally go dairy-free (yes, I am lactose intolerant, yes I still eat dairy and YES, my body hates me for it.) That also lasted all of three months. Sensing a pattern here? Last year… I don’t remember… I don’t think I even had a resolution. Oops.
This year, I have three that I want to commit to. For more than three months. Three must be my number right now.
- Be more positive
- Take more photos
- Read every day
Be more positive
Sadly, I have found that I am not the positive person I once was. A big goal of mine is to get back to that place where my instant thoughts and reactions to things are positive instead of negative. It’s easy to get caught up in a negative mindset, at least it is for me these days, but there’s already enough of that in the world.
Take more photos
I have struggled a lot toward the end of 2019 with blogging and taking pictures on a daily basis, even on a weekly basis. Part of this resolution includes taking more photos, and part of it includes developing my editing style even further. I have recently found that instead of taking photos that I like, I am thinking more about what may perform well on Instagram. To get back to enjoying photography and the editing process, I have decided to take a break from Instagram and focus on creating for myself. Don’t worry, I’ll be back eventually.
Read every day
I already love to read. My mum once told me when I was younger that I read too much. (It’s true, I did.) But my goal this year is to read consistently throughout the entire year. Last year, there was a good chunk (maybe 4-6 months) where I did not pick up a single book. A true travesty. That is not like me at all. Normally I read upwards of 60 books, but I struggled to even hit 50 in 2019! However, I hit the ground running come November and managed to squeak out 51 books! Even Bookbub agrees you should make reading every day your New Year’s resolution.