Living Simply // Ideas for Resolutions & Goals

THIS YEAR'S THEME: LIVING SIMPLY. 

Last year marked an enormously stressful and chaotic year for me. In fact, it was more of a grand finale of the chaos & insanity that has been the last three or four years. College, personal life, work, running (and sometimes failing) businesses, etc. it has all been completely exhausting. 

89% of the stress has easily been my fault. I take on too much and put myself last on every list I make. Which is why this year, I plan on changing that. This year, my goals are simple, completely achievable and not difficult. 

1. MAKE SPACE IN LIFE TO FULLY UNWIND

I need more me time during the year. I've taken quite a bit over the last couple weeks, and it's helped so much. But imagine if I took a few minutes every day for me-- bliss. Just 30 minutes a day, sometimes broken into two different chunks, to do things that relax me and that I love: yoga, reading, sitting quietly and relaxing my mind, taking a walk, journaling, etc. 

2. READ ALL OF THE BOOKS I GOT FOR CHRISTMAS

I got quite a few books for Christmas-- score! Biographies, Non-Fiction, Fiction, etc. There aren't many, but I'm not counting either way. The more rules I place on things like this, the less likely they are to get done. So I'm going to read those from Christmas & if I finish more, then yay! If not, oh well. There's always next year. 

3. KEEP CLEVER DARLING GOING 

I'd love to specifically say I'm going to get X amount of issues out this year, but one of the things that I'm trying to do is forgive myself if I don't get every single thing done and learning to let go. So I'll aim for once quarterly, and go from there. 

4. KNIT A BLANKET

I took a knitting class over the holidays & I'm getting close to finishing my first project ( a dish cloth). And while I have quite a few projects I'd love to get done, my main goal & the one I'm most excited about is knitting a blanket. <3 

5. LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERY MONTH

This is the only goal I'll have that will be a little more strict. But it's because for Christmas, my gramma got me a year's subscription to Skillshare.com. Which, I'm super excited about and can't wait to take classes from some of my favorite designers, typographers, photographers and crafters out there. Never stop learning & always have fun xx 

And that's it, darlings. Those are my goals for the year. Nothing intense like "work out every day, all day, amen." or super strict like "running 60 miles in X amount of minutes by THIS date". This year is all about slowing down and living simply and I cannot wait. 

What are your goals like this year? xx