New Year, New Me (STFU)

Hiya friends and Happy New Year. I know I took a bunch of time off but like I said before it was for a good reason, we bought a house (am I the only person who says that like the line in “We Bought a Zoo”?). I’ll be explaining more about that in my next post. But right now it’s a new year, and you know what that means…it’s resolutions I won’t keep time. *insert cheers and applause or maybe boos here*

I don’t know about you guys but I never succeed in keeping my resolutions and I think I’ve finally found out why: I make impossible resolutions. Example one: a couple years ago I wanted to “get healthy” so I went on this crazy diet and was ALWAYS hungry!!! In case you’re curious a hungry Nikki is a very scary Nikki, it’s not pretty friends. Then there was the year I decided to exercise every day, and the only thing that got any skinnier was my bank account from that stupid gym membership. I mean, both times I started off with the best intentions but still failed within the first couple of weeks.

I’ve come to the conclusion that resolutions like that just aren’t hoofin feasible. That’s why I’ve decided to switch things up a bit this year, and the first thing is no more using the word “resolution.” I have shaky resolve at the best of times, BUT I am pretty good at taking suggestions. That all being said, my 2018 suggestions are as follows:

  1. Be mindful of what I’m eating. (No more soda for breakfast, don’t judge me!)
  2. Wake up at a single digit time, lazy ass. (9:55 am, here I come)
  3. Try to move my ass a little bit more than usual. (Dammit!)
  4. Give meditation a fair shake. (Focusing isn’t easy for me)
  5. Speak less and listen more. (I think the Hobbit will like this one more than me)
  6. Participate in the 500 words a day challenge (not counting chatting or text messaging…dammit again!)
  7. Read about more than just smutty ranchers/bikers/billionaires. (I might have a problem here)

Six pretty simple things, at least in theory. I will say though that generally making “resolutions” can send my anxiety into a fucking tailspin, especially when I don’t stick with it. It ultimately makes me feel bad about myself and that is never fun. This year I’m gonna add in a STFU clause. If, that’s right I’m saying IF, I fail at sticking to one of those suggestions I will tell my anxiety to shut the fuck up and let me give up in peace. Being hard on myself isn’t going to make me stick to something. If I know me, and it’s pretty safe to say I do, if anything it’ll make me fail before I even start. I’m hoping that by adding in that little clause I might be able to hang on longer than three weeks.

Do you guys have any resolutions/suggestions/intentions that you have for 2018? I’d love to hear some of them. One more time, Happy New Year from my family to yours. Until next time, my friends….

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