When the new year hits, everyone seems to go crazy over making resolutions and drastic changes. Trust me, I’ve tried them in the past. They just don’t seem to work for me, and honestly tend to wind up being a set up. More recently, I’ve attempted to make small, but significant changes to help make life easier. I’d say I’m a fairly organized person, but life often gets the best of me. When that happens, the organization goes out the window. In thinking about what I want 2018 to look like, I decided I needed to pick a few attainable goals that would be realistic to stick to. Let’s set ourselves up for success, shall we?
How I’m Making Life Easier in 2018:
Make my coffee at home
This may seem insignificant to some, but this was #1 for me for a reason. I have really gotten into the terrible habit of not taking the time to make coffee at home in the mornings. Rather than brewing myself a cup, I would often stop to grab coffee on my way to my first appointment. As you can imagine, this habit adds up! I was spending way too much money on buying coffee, and knew that needed to change. I recently received this amazing Ninja Coffee Bar and let’s just say it was love at first cup. Nothing beats the taste of freshly brewed coffee! Sometimes all it takes is a new gadget to liven things up and make it easier to want to drink coffee at home.
Actually utilize my planner to its full potential
Another one that probably seems like a no-brainer, but one that is so hard for me to stick with. My husband makes fun of me because I still use a paper planner for work to schedule appointments. While I am great at using a planner for my day job, I’m not great at using it for everything else in life. When I received my 2018 Start Planner, I got so excited by all of the different ways it can help me stay organized. A big goal for our household this year is to budget better and save for things we need to do, like renovate our bathroom. The planner has different sections for budgeting, tracking projects, and more. I feel like this is exactly what I need to entice me to stick with using it! Anyone else struggle with buying planners and never actually using them to their full potential?
Re-assess my closet
As a blogger, it is SO easy to get sucked into feeling like I constantly need to buy more and more clothes. You guys probably already know by now that I have a tendency to re-wear the same piece (like these fun Madewell jeans) multiple times on here. I know for a lot of bloggers that is a big no-no, but for me it’s the only thing that makes sense. My other biggest issue is that I don’t go through my closet enough to get rid of things I don’t wear. I always think I will re-wear something, but never do. My goal for 2018 is to get rid of and sell/donate a TON of my old clothes. I’m even thinking of creating a capsule wardrobe to really narrow it down to the basics.
So here’s to a less cluttered, more planful, and appropriately caffeinated 2018! Want to win your own Hustle planner and Start Balancing book? HEAD TO THIS LINK TO ENTER!
A huge thank you to Ninja and Start Planner for contributing to today’s post. I was given a Ninja coffee bar and Hustle 2018 planner for review. Blue striped top is c/o Pink Blush. All opinions and thoughts are my own.