Happy New Year! I’m a sucker for resolutions even if it’s so hard to keep them. Call me hopeful, but I’m always open to a fresh start at the beginning of the year. How can you not be positive and productive about the New Year? I also secretly love reading other bloggers’ resolutions since everyone has their own goals and passions in mind. That’s why I’m sharing what I plan to tackle in 2018.
1. Invest in me.
A bad habit I want to let go this year is being a people pleaser. I’m the type of person who will never say no, but this year, I am only helping people out who truly care. I’m not bending over backward when I don’t see someone returning the favor. It’s a hard habit to break, so that’s why I am focusing on me instead. I’m turning the page to my next chapter in life and I’m ready to improve my happiness.
2. Find more freelancing gigs.
I like to keep busy and freelancing helps me make some money on the side. My goal is to get my name out there. I want to be part of new projects in 2018 and working on my freelancing career can lead to more exciting opportunities.
3. Become a morning person (again).
In the beginning of 2017, I was such a morning person. I would wake up before the sun was out to get extra work done or exercise. It helped jumpstart my day and I always feel the most productive in the morning. I want to bring back this habit in 2018 by setting up a new sleeping schedule to make sure I get up early every single morning.
4. Develop healthy eating habits.
Don’t we all want to eat healthy every New Year? I know it’s a cliche resolution, but I am getting older and my eating habits have never been amazing. I want to take small steps by eating a healthy breakfast every day and hopefully, I can stretch out those same eating habits throughout the day.
5. Read 10 pages a day.
I’ve always loved reading. Finding time to read is the hard part for me though. I have a Goodreads account to keep track of what I’m reading every year and seeing what my friends are reading as well. This year, I want to hit my goal of reading 30 books by making a commitment to read 10 pages a day. It seems easier to accomplish something small every night instead of thinking of the long-term goal.
Giving back is definitely on my list of 2018 resolutions. So many bad things happened in the world in 2017, so it’s about time I spent some days this year volunteering. I have no idea what to do yet—feel free to send some suggestions on where to start! I might make a post about it sometime in the future.
7. Listen to podcasts.
Oh, podcasts. I really do enjoy listening to them, but I’m having a hard time finding a place to listen to them. I drive to work, so it might be a new idea to start listening to them on my commute. Now I just have to figure out how to get Bluetooth… yes, my car is that old.
8. Build this blog.
Out of all these 2018 resolutions, I want to hone my craft of blogging. I read somewhere that you must consistently blog for 6 months before growing your audience. I’m already halfway through that goal! For the New Year, I really want to see big changes for this blog. I would love to have writers contribute their own ideas and all in all, share great content throughout the year. Cheers to 2018!
What are your goals for the New Year? Share your 2018 resolutions in the comments below.
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Author: Katina Beniaris
Born in Chicago, Katina has always been drawn to cities. She spent her college years in the heart of Chicago studying journalism and she travels to various cities every year for new experiences. When she’s not blogging, you can find her catching up on the latest pop culture sensation on Netflix.