Happy New Year !!!
If you read my 2017 Review post, you would know that I had a pretty good year and I have so many expectations for 2018, the only way from here on is up! I sat to write my regular New Year’s resolution for 2018 that featured appearances from my favorites; lose weight, save more, e.t.c. After thinking for a while, I was able to narrow my list to these unconventional goals excluding my main goals and decided to share.
1.) Be More Grateful
Towards the end of last year, I made a conscious decision to live a life filled with gratitude and as a first step towards to that, I purchased the Gratitude Journal from HeartsAndFrames. It’s really easy to lose track of the small blessings and get dragged under by this thing called life but I have something to turn back to, count my blessings and have a more positive outlook.
2.) Start and Finish Devotionals
For nearly three years, I relied on You Version for my daily devotionals. In that time, I found it hard to remain consistent even with daily reminders. I got the hard copy version of my church’s yearly devotional and it has a permanent place near my pillow so I’m constantly reminded to read it, hopefully this strategy works for me.
3.) Cut My Hair
I’ve been having this strong urge to cut my hair. At first, I thought it was just one of those feelings that would pass but 8 months in and it’s still there. I have a gallery filled with hair cut inspo from baldies to . I’m not quite sure I’ve figured out the one to go with but I’m definitely cutting my hair this year and that’s that.
4.) Be Financially Smart
I am the queen of impulsive spending. I can literally get up, decide on the spot to go have drinks or lunch somewhere and give myself 5 reasons why I deserve the treat even when I know I don’t. Hopefully, that would change this year. I’m determined to start taking this money management and investing thing seriously, I entered the year armed with a few investment options thanks to this video by Yewande of SheLovesTheFinerThings.
5.) Build and Maintain Good Relationships
This one is not really unconventional and it has featured in most of my new year resolutions in different formats like – Check up on your friends more often, show appreciation to your friends, e.t.c. However, this year, I’ve decided to take it seriously and put in conscious effort to build and value my relationship with people.
What are some of your 2018 resolutions? Do share in the comment section.
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