Can you believe it is half way through 2017?! Where has the time gone?! So many people, myself included, do New Years resolutions. I don't know about all of you, but mine never last! With today being June 1st and me being bored at work I decided on a new idea, the "Mid-Year Resolution!"
As I woke up today and posted about my one month as a blogger, I started to think even harder about the idea of a new month. People look at January 1st as the time to make decisions and changes to their lives. More often then not I feel like people are unrealistic and say "no more drinking" and this and that and their resolutions end just about as fast as they begin. I am as guilty as every other person. I get down on myself about it and then I realize, why don't we start small? That is why I figured a new month is the perfect time to make new "resolutions".
June 1st is a new month, and it is the middle of the year. That is why I decided on "Mid-Year Resolutions". You can make alterations to your New Years resolutions, or add more on if you were one of the few successful people.
The 5 resolutions I came up with (while at work today) are:
1. To drink at least three of my water bottles full of water a day.
I was going to say two water bottles, but being so high up in Denver, I decided I should switch that to three.
2. Work out a minimum of 4-5 days a week:
I say 4-5 and not a set number, because some weeks are just busy or hard, and 5 just wouldn't be realistic. Other weeks you need the 5.
3. Drink only on special occasions:
Me and my boyfriend will have a few beers or drinks most nights. I don't even know why I do this. I don't LOVE the taste of beer unless I am drinking to "party" or what not. The only taste I LOVE is red wine which I could never give up. I have decided a glass of red wine a night is fine, but all other drinking should be because of an occasion, not just to have a drink.
4. Make a budget-Stick to the budget:
I spend money like crazy and then go a week without spending a penny because I have to wait until my next pay check. I need to enter adulthood and make a budget including bills, groceries, gas money, and "fun money". I love shopping and I love to have fun, and this ends up putting me in a corner and broke. I want to make a reasonable and realistic budget and stick to it.
5. Prioritize Work:
I make the choice often to go out and do something fun rather than work on my online job. Then at the end of the week I am scrambling ALL DAY to make my hours. I am not making as much money as I should then, I am spending more money than I should, and I end up with less time for the blog. This is a straight lose-lose-lose situation for me!
I love when people want to better themselves, I think it is an essential part of life, but I also think being realistic is a big part of it. Don't say you aren't going to drink. We all know that won't happen 95% of the time. Be realistic, say you'll drink less, work out more, and drink more water. That in itself is going to make you healthier. I don't believe there is ever such a thing as a lasting quick fix. You can do a 30 day cleanse or whatever, but then you are back to where you started a week after it is over. Be real. Make real goals. And watch yourself succeed. It will feel so much better!