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Why I Still Make New Year's Resolutions

Every New Year's eve I love to reminisce about the year that is almost over.  What was significant in my life,  what has changed about myself, goals I may have accomplished or not accomplished. 

Often I hear people say they don't make New Year resolutions anymore because they just never follow through. Understandable,  but to me, the new year marks another year that I have to get what I want out of my life. Make my life the way I want it. 

I may never follow through completely with my goals,  but at least it gives me something to work on and strive toward. 2018 I didn't set any resolutions because I was in Hawaii after Christmas through new year's and just didn't think about it.  Starting 2018 in the ocean in Hawaii is an amazing way to start a year off. 

Because I didn't set any resolutions,  I had no goals for myself. I didn't try to do anything new. I had a harder year with my depression and anxiety and I really think it was because I didn't have any goals to work toward. 

Anyway,  this year I'm making it a goal to make my resolutions and start really working on them. 

My Resolutions for 2019:

Watch less TV: I have been so lazy the last few months.  I hate how much TV I've been watching, and my kids see turning into TV addicts as well.  I can't stand it!

Play with my kids more: cutting down on TV will help with this. 

Cut down on the sweets and sugar intake: notice "cut down" because sweets are too good to give up completely. 
I feel like my brain is feeling the crappy effects that eating too much sugar gives it,  and I'm just so tired of it. 

Make my house feel more like home:
I've lived in my house for over 3 years and it feels boring and plain looking.  I feel like I need to find some decorations, and fix a few things so I can feel like I'm living in a home. 

Work on gaining new friendships: I haven't had real friends for years. This year I had two new neighbors move in, and we have become friends. It feels incredible to actually have friends again and I'm hoping to make a few more friends this year.

What are some resolutions/goals that your setting for yourself this year? 


  1. I definitely need to do one and two.. play more with the kids is a good resolution. I should work on friendships too. However it's hard to fit in new friendships with being a mum with young children. Good list of resolutions.


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