New Year's Resolutions

Whoa, can you believe that it's 2018 already? I feel like 2017 flew by so quickly. I'm not usually big on resolutions, because I feel like they put a bit of pressure on you and you feel very restricted by them. This year I just want to live better and calmer. Worry less and enjoy life more. Here's some specific things that I think will benefit me this year.

My new motto, "but no one died". Sounds morbid, but just hear me out. I sometimes tend to make a big deal about little things that shouldn't matter. In the grand scheme of things a lot of the stuff that I end up worrying about are really small and insignificant. I want to stop that. A delayed flight sucks, but it's not the worst thing in the world. A package lost in the mail is inconvenient, but I'll live. I want to stop stressing over the little things, because I feel like it's a waste of life and I should really try to look at things with a more positive twist. Focusing on the bad side of things probably ages me like 10 years, I really gotta snap out of it.

No shopping.  I read an article called My Year of No Shopping and it really resonated with me. It's a great read if you haven't come across it before. I've thought about giving up shopping for a year but I didn't want to feel trapped and restricted. So I've decided to take my own approach and make it work for me. I've decided to not buy clothes or shoes this year. An exception of it would be if for example my shoes got ruined or something like that. Or if a shirt ripped, or if I got something on it and I needed to replace it. But no completely new purchases of stuff I "thought I needed".

I've decided not to buy makeup unless I run out of something that I need. Same with skincare, if I run out of my face cream I can go out and purchase a replacement. But I won't be buying another bronzer if I already have one. My shopping "ban" doesn't affect gifts, so I will still be getting gifts for birthdays and holidays.

I also want to limit the amount of spending money I have. Right now I'm not setting a limit, so if I want something I go for it. I want to have a set amount that I get a week, maybe $20 and if I don't need anything that week I can save it and have $40 the following week and so forth. Basically I want to curb my spending on things I know I don't need, like books, but sometimes want.

Do you make New Year's resolutions? What are your resolutions this year? 

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