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My 2018 Goals and Resolutions

My 2018 Goals and Resolutions are to have no goals and resolutions!!!

jk, AS IF.

Because who would I be if I didn't have goals and resolutions? (sidenote, maybe the yogi in me needs to CTFO <~~(yes I made up that acronym, I'll let you decode it using your context clues) on goals and resolutions in an effort to be more present and happy with where I am in life? But I digress).

Happy New Year everyone! I love the start of the year because I get to reflect on all the highs and lows of the previous year, and visualize what I want the coming year to look like. I do try to make every year my Best Year Ever, and whoowhee, 2017 is going to be hard to top! I've decided to lay out my 2018 Goals and Resolutions for you here in case you are looking for some ideas, and also as a form of accountability for me (because "social media detox" probably isn't as glamorous as it sounds).

So here they are!!

1) Wean myself off of Coffee Completely - I am no nutritionist, and I am certainly no scientist, so this resolution has zero to do with how coffee affects health. I just do not want to be dependent upon it anymore. While I am a self-proclaimed "morning person," I do drink two (very large) cups of coffee per day. Since I enjoy the experience of sipping my morning coffees, I would like to transition to two (very large) cups of decaf coffee per day. Right now I'm at 25% decaf, 75% caf. My goal is to be 50/50 by the end of January, reducing the caffeine little by little until I'm all decaf.

2) KonMari my whole house -  I recently read "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up," (book review to come!) and I'm totally hooked on the KonMari method. It's all about simplifying your house to be surrounded only by things that you love. I've already KonMari'ed my clothes (loved it!), so next up is books (dreading it.). My goal is to do one section of KonMari-ing per month!

3) Get to full splits on both sides -  My dream pose! This is temporarily on hold since I hurt my right hammy about two months ago working on this. Still working a bit on my left side, but taking it easy until I feel ready to dive (slowly) back in!

4) Go upside down every day - My friend Lindsey had this as one of her resolutions in 2017, and I thought it was so great! Right now I'm working on really firming up my headstand, and my goal is to have handstand by the end of the year.

5) 30 Day Miracle Morning Challenge - Really this is a 31-day challenge since I'm doing it for the whole month of January, but clearly I hadn't had my two (very large) cups of coffee yet when I had written this down. Motivated by my post on my morning routine, I am going to have a Miracle Morning every morning (even weekends!) this month, and maybe beyond that!

6) Reduce my salt intake - Again, I am no nutritionist or scientist. And some recent studies have shown that maybe salt really isn't that bad for you, especially if you are an active person. BUT. I do add salt to e v. e r. y. t h i n g. And maybe I don't need to. I'm making a conscious effort to not add salt to anything after it has been cooked and only sticking to the amount of salt stated in a recipe. Believe me, this will be a challenge for me.

7) 30 Day Social Media Detox - I'm thinking of doing this for the month of February, and not because then it would only be 28 days (okay, you caught me). I do make an effort to not be attached to my phone, but how downright freeing (slash excruciating) would it be to not check social media at all for a month? And yes, I'm including Candy Crush in this. I'm equal parts proud and embarrassed to admit what level I'm on.

8) 30 Day Alcohol Detox - HA.

9) 30 Days Fully Vegan - I'm mostly there since I'm pretty much fully vegan at home, but I'd like to do a month of it (even while eating out) because I love animals and it really does just feel so damn good.

10) 30 Days on the Blood Type Diet - I recently read "Eat Right 4 Your Type" (book review to come!), and yeah yeah I'm not a scientist, blah blah - However, I'm blood type A, and according to the book, people with this blood type thrive on a - you guessed it - vegetarian diet. So it theoretically makes sense with why going veg felt so good! My friend K Joy swears by the diet the book recommends for her, so I would like to give it a shot. Because there are some other things about the Type A Diet that are recommended, within vegetarianism. Like avoid bananas (oof), tomatoes (noooo), and peppers (WHYYYY). So I'd like to fully give it a whirl and see how it feels!

11) Reduce my grocery budget by half - I'm going to try to live off of roughly $3 a day (not counting a few times I've budgeted for eating out). I spend a crap ton of money on groceries, and I think there's definitely room for me to simplify, while also eating wholesome foods. We'll see how this goes!

12) Volunteer once a month - After reviewing all of my self-improvement goals and personal challenges, I realized I wanted to resolve to also give back, starting with once a month. And then I'd love to kick it up a notch and do something more frequent!

Because budgeting is one of my favorite hobbies, right behind "goal-setting" and "waking up early" (What's that? You really want to invite me to your next party?), I have a few other fun financial goals that I left out because my husband would be all, "Kim, TMI on the interwebz!!!" But what I've written out here are my goals and resolutions in a nutshell!

What are your hopes and dreams for 2018?! I'd love to hear them. :)

xo and namaste! - Kim

2 comments on "My 2018 Goals and Resolutions"
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    1. Ellie, I love those! Simplifying and self care are so huge for me, and with that making sure I schedule in downtime. I often find myself planning TOO much and forgetting that I need time to chill as well! Thanks for sharing. :)