Sunday, January 3, 2016

New Year, New Me?

Every year for New Years I like to sit down and make my yearly resolutions, as you'd expect they had all of the cliches on there. Lost weight, be more accepting, drink less coffee (I'm not too sure why I even bother with this one, It's not like I'll ever stop drinking coffee) This year though, I decided to be a bit more realistic and try to make a twist on my resolutions. 

1) Drink less coffee. Drink less Dunkin Donuts coffee, find more hole in the wall, mom and pop coffee shops. I spend a lot of money on Dunkin Donuts. Do you guys know that app, Mint? Well it told me that I spent about 3 times my monthly budget on coffee, I was going crazy! And at $1.85 for a large I decided I needed to lessen my coffee habit. Then one day I was wandering with Dan, and we came across this little coffee shop, and decided to go in on a whim. And I loved it! The best part, the coffee was just over a dollar, and just as good.

2) Spend less money. Spend money smarter. For a while there I thought that having style meant simply wearing the most expensive clothes from the most expensive stores. I shopped religiously at places like J. Crew, Nordstrom, and it was making me broke. I've recently discovered that clothes from Marshall's can just be as cute! And lets not forgot all of the affordable boutiques online! 

3) Give up soda. Give up bad eating habits. Growing up my parents didn't buy soda, and I think that I rebelled when I went to college, and got completely hooked on the stuff. I'm a junk food addict. Ice cream, chips, cookies, you  name it and I love it. I live next to a great farmers market that's open every Sunday, so I want to try and eat much healthier!

There are so many more resolutions out there, but I learned a long time ago that setting a ton of resolutions pretty much guarantees that in trying to accomplish one of them, you end up neglecting the rest of them. This doesn't mean that I won't be trying to accomplish some other things (working out more, taking more time for my family) but these are going to be my main focus. What are your resolutions?

1 comment :

  1. Love this way to look at resolutions, definitely more realistic! I'm shamefully addicted to Starbucks but it's so so pricey, such a better idea to support small businesses while also feeding the caffeine addiction :)