I don't usually like to make New Year's Resolutions as I find that important changes in your life should be made right when and where you really need to make them happen. However, it is always interesting to look back over the past year to see where you've succeeded and failed in making previous resolutions into habits and realities.
More specifically, over the past few months I've found myself starting to make various alterations to my lifestyle and habits in terms of health, relationships, and life philosophies. In terms of the collage above, there are a variety of habits and activities to which I intend to devote myself during 2015, such as:
After becoming engaged, I immediately was overwhelmed by thoughts of planning the whole shebang all by my lonesome. Luckily, I have been blessed with many helpful and knowledgeable friends and family members who aided me in my struggle to make my big day the perfect one. Currently, I feel like I'm actually on track as I've gotten the venue, bought my dress, have a handle on the cake, flowers, decor, and DJ. Let's hope that my planning continues to be successful!
Spending time in nature.
Starting this year, I've vowed to explore as much as possible of my gorgeous province. One good friend and I went onto vancouvertrails.com and made a list of hikes we plan to tackle-- our very first adventure is scheduled for this weekend!
Eating healthier and cooking more.
As mentioned in a previous post, I've begun making the conscious choice to eat healthier instead of just giving into spontaneous bingeing. My first steps include cooking more at home, buying healthier snacks that will fill me up for longer, and planning out meals ahead of time.
Maintaining and improving my physical health.
Luckily, I find this resolution relatively easy to continue as I have a good role model to keep me motivated. So far, I've been focusing on improving on my fundamentals (PR: 110 lbs. for squats; 150 lbs. for deadlifts) and body-weight basics (tricep dips, pull-ups, push-ups, etc.).
Reading more books that will enhance my mind, body, and soul.
My good friend has been raving about "The 7 Habits of Highly-Effective People" and even has been calling it her Bible for everyday life. Since my fiancé has this book lying around his place, I have resolved to pick it up and start a two-person book club with my friend (and pick up some good habits along the way).
Putting aside quality time for loved ones and friends.
Since my brother and sister-in-law came back home from Asia, I've been able to enjoy more family events and outings, such as Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas Day brunch, and various birthdays. People of younger generations all too often take their families for granted; however, I'm trying to appreciate mine for as long as I have them! As well, even as life gets more hectic and filled with responsibilities, I always want to ensure that I spend quality time with all of my nearest and dearest friends.
Decorating my first home.
I've been a decor-obsessed, Pinterest-scrolling connoisseur of interior design for some time now. So when I think of how I will soon have a living space of my own, I get extremely excited for the various ways in which I will be transforming my new home into a personalized and chic abode.
Starting in June, I will be beginning my jet-setting with a short trip to L.A. (my second visit to that city) for a fun bachelorette party. Following our wedding in late August, we will be travelling for the first time to Europe to visit the beautiful cities of Paris, London, and Rome; as well as we might take a detour over to gorgeous Switzerland. I can't wait to expand my horizons on this trip-- the sights, the food, the people, the shopping!
What are some of your goals and resolutions for the year and how do you plan to keep on track with them?