Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Year's Resolutions 2014

Although intellectually I know that the start of the new year is arbitrary, I still can't help but experience the "fresh start" feeling that comes with January 1st. Every year, I make a list of resolutions but find that what I mark down is too nebulous that by the end of the year I am not sure if I truly made any progress or reached that goal. This year, I decided to make an actionable list with an objective standard, so when 2015 rolls around I can (hopefully) feel more accomplished.

1. Yoga {1x week}
In college, Preston and I would go to Power Yoga classes twice a week. It was convenient, free, and the routine was layed out in front of you by a professional. I loved it-my posture was better; I had more energy. After moving to NYC, the classes were more expensive and farther away. Every once in awhile we would dabble in doing a routine from home, but the habit never stuck. So this year I am writing it down and committing to at least once a week, with the hopes that the frequency will increase throughout the year.

2. Read {1 book a month}
I enjoy reading but find that I have super on months and super off months throughout the year. I definitely read at least 12 books a year, but it happens in spurts. I am hoping by setting a bit of a schedule I can balance it throughout, and when I am in one of those reading marathon months, those books will be bonus. 

3. Project Life
I am totally a Project Life lurker on Instagram and the Internet, and I think this just might be the perfect time for me to delve in myself. Project Life is a simplified scrapbooking system and is designed to make it easy for you to document every week for a year with just a few key projects. I bought the 5th & Frolic Core Kit from Michael's months ago and need the New Year motivation to just get right into it! 

* Be a "morning person."
I am so jealous of "morning people." I wish I could do it. 7:30am is what I consider early, and I am still barely functional. This is more of a bonus resolution that I just want to keep in mind for this year-to try to break my late-night owl habits. I feel so much better when I get a head start to the day, it just doesn't come naturally. 

I am super excited for 2014. I have had such an amazing last few years, and I am sensing 2014 is going to keep up the momentum. Plus, 2014 is just a really nice looking number. 

What are your New Year's Resolutions?

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