My 2019 Resolutions!

Happy New Year’s Eve! Wow, the year is really over. With the New Year coming in fast, I wanted to manifest my resolutions. By writing them (and having you read them), it gives them more power and inspires me to stick with them. It’s a good accountability trick that has never failed me. I suggest telling everyone you trust about your goals and resolutions to help you stick with them! Maybe it’ll help.

Eating Healthy

A while back, I posted about How Eating Healthy Changed Everything. And it did! By focusing on my eating, I solved a lot of problems that had been hindering me like my energy and my skin. However, over Christmas break, there was a lot of baking involved. Thanks, Delicious Christmas Recipes. But that’s in the past! In the New Year, I want to cut a few things out of my diet, including:

  • Dairy Products
    • For about a week and a half, I didn’t have dairy products. I forget why I didn’t, but what matters is what happened. My skin cleared up! Zero blemishes! While my Rodan+Fields Unblemish Routine has been doing well for me, cutting dairy products out really made the difference. I also felt like I had more energy and more relaxed. No sluggish feeling at all! For the New Year, I want to minimize my consumption of dairy products.
  • More Vegetables and Fruit
    • This is an easier one. Recently, I’ve been adding more broccoli, carrots, and other great goodies to meals. I’m a big fan of bell peppers and green beans as well. For the past month and a half, I’ve been adding more and more vegetables and fruit (like bananas and apples) to my diet. I feel healthier and it fills me up more! Not to mention all of the added benefits of eating them. For the New Year, I want to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables in my diet.
  • Focus on Natural Sugars
    • With adding more fruit and veggies to my diet, this might be another easy resolution. Fruit like strawberries have tons of natural sugar and taste amazing. Since I love strawberry flavored anything, this will be an easy (and healthy) substitution. I just really want to focus on putting the best fuel into my body. For the New Year, I want to eat more natural sugar.
  • No Fried Food
    • I’ve actually been doing this for a couple of weeks now! About the same time as when I took a week or so off from dairy products, I didn’t eat any fried foods. This was such a plus for my skin and it’s a plus for eating healthy! Literally the only downside to not eating fried foods is not being able to enjoy the taste of sweet potato fries (but I’ll live). For the New Year, I don’t want to eat any fried food.

Mental Positivity

A huge thing for me in 2018 was having to stay positive and focus on not being negative towards myself. If I made an unnecessary error, I would often think (or even say out loud) things like, “Oh, I’m such a dodo bird” or “Wow, am I dumb” which isn’t healthy. I want to speak positive things about myself. By saying things out loud, I believe it gives the words power. If I only say positive things about myself, my self-confidence will grow, as will my character. It’s going to be hard at first, to completely change a habit. For the New Year, I want to have a positive mindset in every possible way.

Work Harder for School

This past semester, I did pretty well. I was happy with how I did, but knew deep down that I could have studied a bit harder here and there. Because of that feeling, I want to focus on making sure I work as hard as possible in 2019 to make the best grades I can. I’m going to spend more time at the library, being completely focused during lectures and completing assignments, and dedicate more time to studying material I need to know. With these great study habits, I can work hard to get the highest GPA possible! For the New Year, I want to work hard and achieve higher grades.

Focus on the Present

I went through some stuff in 2018. I won’t go into specifics because that’s not what this post is about. This post is about moving forward and letting the past go. I’m a firm believer that everything in a life is a lesson, so be grateful for every moment, including the good and the bad. I want to be grateful for everything that I learned in 2018, but look forward to 2019 as a new slate. I don’t mean this as a “New Year, New Me!” type thing. I mean it as “I want to focus on how I can use the lessons I’ve learned to help me succeed in everything I face in 2019.” This was a huge lesson I learned at the end of the year. Thanks to the timing, I can take it with me into the New Year to help manifest success and happiness. In the New Year, I want to focus on the present and the future while leaving the parts of the past that need to be left.

Writing these out took longer than I expected. That’s a good thing, because the more detail that I put into them, the easier it will be to see how I can stick to them and/or achieve my goals. 2019 will be full of blessings and I can’t wait to see what I have in store. I’m thankful for everyone I’ve met in 2018 and everything I went through, both the good and the bad. Everyone has taught me something and I can’t thank them enough. Thank you, as well, for reading! I hope you have a wonderful New Year and have fun celebrating!

Love,

Kaitlin

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