Hello hello and happy new year to all!
We’re finally past the busyness of the holidays and I am feeling refreshed and ready to get back into a regular routine myself.
This time of year is full of resolutions, ways to improve everything, and while the influx of such articles can be a bit overwhelming… there is a lot of good ideas floating this time of year.
I enjoyed this article: 31 Simple, Minuscule January Resolutions
The big takeaway for me? Deep clean your phone.
If you’re feeling a little garbage can-esque after weeks of indulgence and — let’s just say it, downright gluttony, you may want to try a simple recipe like this smashed chickpea sandwich. Bonus: I also learned that some pickles have probiotics from this recipe. Who knew?
Similarly, I am filing this idea of putting pasta toppings on beans. I’m digging simple dinner ideas that are easy to get on the table and even better if they’re cheap too.
I personally am planning to be more active in 2020 (aren’t we all?) as well as getting back on the meal prepping train. I’m using a goal tracker to track how many days I hit 10k steps this year. As a bonus motivator, every time I pass 10k steps on my Apple Watch, $5 gets transferred into a “Do Nice Things for Myself” fund (i.e. monthly massages!) via the Qapital app.
This time of year is also a good time to think about where your finances are and where you want them to be by year’s end. Paula Pant has a free ebook called One Tweak a Week that has 26 easy tips to up your financial status.
This year I’ve decided not to list 100 things I want to change or get better at in the coming year. I am focusing on fewer concepts like becoming more active/fit overall instead and being more consistent in the activities I am engaging in.
What about you? Are you setting the bar super high for a new year or focusing in on less this year also? I’d love to hear in the comments.