2016 Goals & Resolutions: Simplify

Tis the season for ambitious New Years Resolutions. And hangovers. But let’s focus on the former, shall we?

While I’m a huge fan of list-writing, I’ve never been quite sure how I feel about the tradition of jotting down a list of goals on January 1st and then forgetting them by the 3rd.

I really loved how I started last year though, so I’m going to use that as a guide while I get ready into the groove of 2016. In my Happy New Year post on December 31st 2014 I talked about living in the moment.

“Years of striving and planning and focusing on the future, and for the first time I can remember, I’m living my life for now. I’m present. I’m here in the moment and loving every second of it.”

And whatever else I had in mind for last year, I couldn’t be more thrilled to be starting 2016 with this same mentality. I am content in the moment, filled with excitement and anticipation for the future, and wake up filled with gratitude for the life I’ve built for myself.

It’s so easy to get sucked into the grind. Going from day-to-day just getting through and never stopping to look around. If you do nothing else this New Year, take a moment to take stock and be grateful for everything that you have.

Here are a few of the other things that I’ll be keeping in mind going into this fresh new year, and what I’ll be checking back in on each month!

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Simplify:

My top goal for 2016 is to simplify my life.

That means not spreading myself too thin, it means giving myself downtime, and it means more literal things like not wasting money on disposable fashion or buying unnecessary products.

Be Grateful:

One of my favorite practices, one that was handed down to me by my mother, is writing affirmations. Over the years my daily affirmations have evolved into a gratitude journal of sorts.

Each morning I jot down what I’m happy about, why I’m grateful, or what I’m excited about that day. It starts the day with the right mentality and is an instant mood booster {especially when you’re sleepy!}

Give Back:

I’m a big supporter of a few California non-profits that I’ve found over the years. Donating, volunteering, and sharing their causes have always been important to me so this year I want to give some more attention to how we can all step up and do more!

Do YOU have a resolution this year?

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