After thirty years on this planet, I realized that I suck at following up with resolutions. Mine usually revolved around my getting back into shape, and I definitely never actually get back into shape. Instead, I’m choosing previous habits or activities that I am giving up in 2020.
I’m one of those weird people that actually think gin and tonics taste great. If we went out to eat during the week, I would always have some fun drinks while we were eating. I also have a bad habit of treating myself to a French 77 while watching jeopardy.
I’m giving up weekday drinking in 20202 because it was adding unnecessary calories to my diet. I also was retaining so much salt and water due to the alcohol which left me bloated. Does this mean I won’t enjoy a cocktail on the weekend or on vacation? Not necessarily, but monitoring the calories from alcohol is something I will focus on.
Striving for Perfection
Ever since I was little, I always wanted to be as perfect as I could be. I wanted the best grades, the best tennis record, you get the picture! Although 2019 was a great year in general for me, I did find myself striving for perfection more than I should have. I’m giving up this habit in 2020 because I want to enjoy my own life!
If something falls into place along the way, then that is amazing, but I won’t be going out of my way to make it happen. This mostly goes for my blog as well as social media. We all know how I feel about social media by now anyway!
Although I am not the most sustainable person, it is something that I am working on. One of my worst habits is just shopping to shop, and I am stopping that. Like some of you, shopping was almost a form of therapy. Since we are packing up the house to move to our new home soon, I have found so much that I did not remember buying, did not like anymore, or asked myself why!
Not only is that creating clutter and wasting money, but feeding the fashion machine is not something I want to be doing as often. Finding more sustainable brands and products is a huge goal of mine for the new year. Say goodbye to useless items and say hello to being reasonable!