A New Year, A New Resolution.

Sound familiar?
How many of you can remember what your resolution was last year?

Every year, we strive to make it a better year than the one just past. Whether we remember what we resolved to do last year or not, we gear up and make a new resolution for this specific, and special year. That new resolution is typically something we did not excel at the previous year or it is something we aspire to. The hard truth of it is that of the 60% of us who make New Year’s resolutions, only about 8% actually keep or achieve them #mercurywasinretrograde. Is it because they are too hard to obtain, or is that our lives just get too busy that we don’t make them a priority? Either way, the idea of a New Year’s resolution sounds great but making sure it is conquered and something you can actually work towards all year, is a real game changer.

It is quite typical to have one specific resolution. The two most common being:

"I am going to eat better this year"
or "I am going to exercise more."  

Those are great, but very open ended. What does eating better mean? What do you hope the end result is? Lower cholesterol, weight loss, eating more sustainably? The other challenge is that there is usually no plan attached. (Props to you if you are one of the few who does have a plan, #winning.) How are you going to achieve your resolution and maintain it for more than just the first month? Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day!

The other key factor is accountability. Not many things are achieved solo. Find those people you can count on to be your “check-in partners” and be there to support you in reaching your goal(s).

So here goes, my 2019 resolutions are of a holistic nature and I plan on making them ongoing goals...

Eat Better
Drink Better
Think Better
Feel Better
Live Better
Do Better
Be Better

A cumulation of things to be better as a whole and as a human being, not just in January, but all year until it becomes a lifelong habit. The end goal is to be better in everything I do. From my personal life, (my love of cooking, fitness, mindfulness, and having a better connection with friends + family) to business (constantly learning, implementing, empowering, being creative, and thinking bigger).

Another important thing to include is, as I would like to strive to be impactful, it needs to be something I can look back on and measure. Eating better and feeling better is just a part of a bigger puzzle. I am looking to complete that puzzle.
At the end of the year I need to ask myself…
“Am I a better person as a whole?"
My accountability plan for my 2019 resolution
Eat Better  
Cook locally sourced food (protein + veggies) at home with my husband 4-days per week
(versus going out to eat almost every day - a common trap with busy lifestyles.)
Drink Better
Continue to have wine as my go-to beverage as it’s high in antioxidants, good for the heart and lower in calories. Plus, it is a very classy beverage. :)
Think Better
Be more mindful and self-aware through daily meditation and time blocking.
Continue to grow my knowledge through books, podcasts, and conversations with people.
Feel Better
I have learned that exercise is as good for the mind as it is for the body.
I’d like to workout 5-days per week and use apps and friends to hold myself accountable.
Live Better
Do something new or exciting every week and share that experience with someone I love.
Make a new recipe, explore a cool new place over the weekend, or just be present in the moment I’m in.
Do Better
Helping others or making others feel included is a huge part of who I am.
Simply smiling at a stranger every day, helping a friend in need or volunteering for a cause.
Be Better
To be your best for others, you must first be your best self!
A better you = a better world
Here's to not just hoping for the best, but being your best!

If you would like to join me in a resolution to be better, follow me @thesmilingstiletto and together we can hold each other accountable and reach our goals.

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