Hello 2018! I hope y'all had a wonderful New Year's Eve and Day.
Today is a travel day for me as the Hubs and I are going to Kauai for week to kick off the New Year. I'm beyond excited! Hawaii is my favorite place in the world and I can't wait to be back. I'll of course be sharing as much as I can through Instagram Stories, so make sure to follow along.
I've often used the first few blogging days of the year to share my resolutions, talk about why I'm not making resolutions or even set words I'd like to live by in the coming 12 months. This time around, I thought I'd flip the page and share some inspiration for you to set some New Year's Resolutions. I know many of us make the same resolutions year after year so I thought it would be nice to give you a little inspiration to mix it up this year. These ideas can be in addition to the ones you've already set or replace ones that just don't feel right. This resolution inspiration is a combination of goals I've been wanting to work on too and things I've wanted to help inspire you to do through this site.
Use this list to think outside the box with your resolutions and make 2018 the best year yet.
Resolution Inspiration for the New Year
Do Something New
I'm a creature of habit and I imagine many of you are too. I thrive off of routine, but know I feel most alive when I break out of my mold and do something new. Whether it's trying a new restaurant once a month, finding a new fitness class or even running a new path getting off routine can be a good thing sometimes. Heck trying something NEW can be as simple as picking up different veggies at the grocery store this week. Doing NEW things will be at the top of my priority list this year and I hope yours too! Following the path less traveled can be quite inspiring.
Go on a Hike
I love to hike and get outdoors. I know not everyone is lucky enough to live in an area with so many outdoors activities, but most places have some sort of park or nature area to enjoy. One goal could be to do one hike a month!
Go Meatless Occasionally
I try not to push my vegetarian/pescatarian lifestyle on anyone, even you guys. If you've been reading my site and have been curious about vegetarian meals but haven't pulled the trigger yet to try, now is the time. Going meatless even just once a week can improve your overall health, is better for the environment and is often cheaper! Next week I'm going to share 5 meat-eater friendly vegetarian meals with you so you can consider going meatless once a week a chance.
This might sound trivial, but I really think it can make a big difference in removing toxic feelings in your life. If there is someone you've been holding a grudge towards, find a way to forgive them this year. You don't have to best buds with someone who hurt you, but digging deep and letting go of those negative feelings will help you so much. There is really no point in keeping that negativity in your life. I tend to hold grudges (not my finest trait,) so it's something I am working on to.
My last resolution inspiration is to find ways to give back. This world is a beautiful, glorious place with all sorts of problems. If you are blessed, find ways to give back to help those problems. Whether you volunteer with your favorite charity, make a donation to a cause or simply practice a random act of kindness that gets your no recognition at all... one resolution could be to decide to do something monthly or even quarterly depending on your time and financial situation.
Thanks again for kicking off this New Year with Running in a Skirt! I've got all sorts of great things planned for 2018 and I can't wait to share this year with you.
What are your New Year's Resolutions?