Are New Years Resolutions Worth It?

It seems like everybody has very strong opinions on this: you either love setting New Year’s resolutions or you think it’s a complete waste of time. I tend to fall into the first category. I get so annoyed when I hear people complain about setting resolutions because the reason most people fail at them is because they were never really that committed in the first place, and they didn’t have a plan for how they were going to accomplish that thing.

In 2018, I far surpassed my reading goal of 23 books and ended up reading 39. I made a lot of progress on both my minimalism and frugality journey’s, and achieved my goal of wanting to have more fun and exciting experiences by going to 3 concerts. These goals were not very hard for me to achieve because I came up with very simple, easy plans that I knew I could follow through with.

For 2019, I’m taking things a bit slower. I’m starting two items that I want to make into very ingrained habits, and then I will add things as I go. I’ve been feeling easily distracted lately, so I know that this will be a good approach for me at this point. I plan on reading 52 books this year by reading for at least an hour every night, with a goal of a book a week. I also plan on starting with no T.V. Thursdays to help make this easier. I might even add another day to that because it seems like a good habit in general. I also plan on writing in my journal everyday, and have started to track this on a piece of paper.

I hope this gives you some inspiration and ideas for things you want to implement into your own life. I’m going to post a monthly update on how these goals and habits are going and how I’m adding more into my life. I’m loving this journey of creating a life I love, and I hope you join me!


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