Sometimes, as much as we want to have an endless amount of excitement and cheer for a new year, it’s dreadful. While it can seem like new beginnings and fresh starts for some of us, a new year can also feel like a starting point for a necessary change. There’s so much pressure to make the best resolutions and goals, and that pressure is often surrounded by things like “drink more water” and “lose weight.”
While those are certainly valid resolutions to have and strive for, it can make starting a new year feel like a burden when you’ve set high expectations for yourself.
Instead of heading into the new year with a set of lofty goals that will, in truth, only disappoint me, I’m planning on many small steps to be my healthiest and happiest self this year:
Saying no to the things that don’t serve me.
Changing our bed more often.
Clearing out our wardrobes.
Drinking a glass of water several times a time.
Focusing on friendships.
Tracking my daily step count.
Texting a loved one a compliment out of the blue.
Putting my phone away after supper.
Not being afraid to say no to drinking alcohol.
Unfollowing people on Instagram who don’t share my values.
Planning a holiday.
Updating my to-be-read list.
Walking everywhere, when possible.
Cutting out snacking between meals.