The beginning of a new year is always a good moment to look back at the past year. It’s a moment to be thankful about the beautiful things that happened, a moment to realize how quick another year has gone by and a moment to think about how I would like to do things differently in the next year.
After all this thinking, here is my list of resolutions for 2017.
Eat one fruit a day
Eating more healthy is probably the most obvious resolution that everyone has. Although I could eat fast food every day, I only treat myself with pizza, hotdogs, french fries, burgers… once a month.
Two years ago, eating less meat was one of my good intentions for that year. Because of it I discovered so many tasty recipes and cooking books that I was longing for more. This year I hope for the same effect by eating more fruits. Vegetables never have been a problem for me but I’m just not a fruit eater. I already started since a few days by mixing a chopped apple through my porridge in the morning.
Be more active
This one is not meant in a “let’s go more to the gym” way, but in a way of “stop wasting time by surfing to long the internet and watching stupid programs on tv”. Afterwards I’m always mad about myself that I didn’t use that time to call a friend, read a book or catch up with some magazines I like.
Finish my to-do lists
I’m a champion in making to-do lists. Every day again. It’s a good thing I’m making those lists otherwise I just forget half of the things I wanted to do that day. But my problem is that my lists are too long and therefore I never can finish them which leads to frustration. So in 2017 I have the intention to make them more realistic by being aware of the available time I have and to set a priority on things I really want to have done that day.
Count my blessings
Due to recent events in my family, I learned to stop taking everything for granted. I have to remind myself of how fortunate I am to have a healthy little boy, a loving husband, the best friends you can wish for, a job I like to do, caring parents…
I realize it’s important to surround yourself with people that brings the best of you, not the ones who take your energy away. This year I want to look only at the positive things life has to offer and banish all the negative thoughts or anxiety I sometimes have. Life is too precious and truly a gift we have to be grateful for.
What are your new year’s resolutions?