5 New Year’s Resolutions for Women
I LOVE setting goals. I love New Year’s resolutions. I really do enjoy geeking out about trying new things and changing old habits! So I put together a list of my favorites that will actually cause your heart to change and create healthy new habits in your life. Here we go:
Be more positive online.
What you post is for the world to see and we’ve all been guilty of posting something "in the moment" and then later regretting it. The internet is an incredible resource but let's all try to be more positive and less negative. Also, a little bonus tip: people gossip and make assumptions when they see things online. So never air your dirty laundry on social media. Tell a safe friend instead in private!
Get rid of the friends that are toxic.
Ouch, Meygan! is what some of you are thinking, but you cannot surround yourself with people who manipulate, gossip, judge and criticize you. Instead, lean on the friends that are compassionate, safe, vulnerable and will always be there for you.
Switch one thing in your diet.
For example: If you love soda, replace it with sparkling water. If you love chips, replace it with banana or plantain chips. It’s incredible how one small change will help you feel better when it comes to food and drinks. And since we know that our food is our fuel, choose wisely.
Donate items you never use.
One person's junk is another person's treasure! So if you have some old clothes that you haven’t worn in years, donate them. If your house is cluttered, it's more to clean, more to manage, and more to think about. Less is more when it comes to having things. And if this topic excites you, google minimalism and enjoy. It's fascinating!
Write gratitude letters.
Basically, you send a hand-written letter to someone you love and appreciate each month. By the end of the year, you will have sent 12 different people in your life a letter that will have a positive impact on them, more than you’ll even know.
And don’t forget to make yourself a priority in the new year. One way to do that? Take my online women’s course A Beautiful Mess! Learn more here.
Written by Meygan Caston
Meygan Caston is the co-founder of Marriage365 and lives in sunny Southern California with her husband Casey, their two children and dog Hobie. She loves her family, the beach, writing, spa days and helping couples connect in their marriage. Her life long dream is to live with the Amish for a month, walk the Camino and have lunch with Brené Brown.