I know a lot of people think New Year’s Resolutions are… well, stupid. “Nobody ever sticks to them!” “You can make changes anytime! It doesn’t have to happen on January 1st!” “They’re so unrealistic!” While it’s true that you can make new goals and go about achieving them at any point during the year, there’s just something so appealing about starting fresh on January 1st. And as far as sticking to them, or making them realistic… I guess that depends on the person. 😜 But I always try to keep these things in mind when thinking about the new year and what I want to accomplish.
I have a few bookish resolutions for 2018, as well as some personal ones. But the most important thing for me, as we get ready for another new year, is to focus on happiness. ❤️ Some of you may know that I’ve been taking a break from bookstagram. One of the reasons why is that it wasn’t making me happy anymore. I knew I needed to take a step back until I felt more motivated to take and post photos and interact with my followers. As much as I wanted to be more active, I needed that space to reflect and think about what I could be doing differently. I want to do more of this in 2018 — pay attention to how I’m feeling and figure out how to find happiness in whatever situation I’m in. But here are some of the more specific goals I have for next year…
What are some of my bookish resolutions for 2018?
- Read at least 50 books.
- Listen to more audiobooks.
- Keep better track of what I read, as well as monthly book hauls.
- Post on Instagram at least 2-3 times a week. (I’ve accepted that, with my current schedule, daily posts just aren’t possible. But I think this is a more realistic goal for me. 🙂)
- Write a blog post at least once a week. (Not just reviews, but different content, too!)
- Write a novel.
- Keep a journal.
What are some of my personal resolutions for 2018?
- Do more yoga.
- Come up with a workout routine that’s easy to commit to, as well as fun.
- Meal plan every week. (This just makes grocery shopping easier. 😄)
- Reach out to old friends and make new ones.
- Work to reduce my anxiety.
- Focus on the positive more than the negative.
- Stick to my budget.
- Make sure I’m doing something (preferably multiple somethings!) every day that makes me happy. 😊
Do you make resolutions, bookish or non-bookish? What are some things you’re looking forward to in 2018?