Another year is here! And we’re 3 days in.  When it comes to the New Year, do you do resolutions? I have in the past… But lately, I don’t really consider them resolutions, I just set some goals.  Mostly just things I want to make daily priorities.  But I also choose a Word of the Year.

According to a recent poll, 37% of people were planning to make a resolution in the New Year. While 17% said they might make a resolution.

Here are the top ten New Year resolutions according to the poll:

  1. Save money.
  2. Be healthier in general.
  3. Work out more.
  4. Eat better.
  5. Lose some weight.
  6. Try to be happier in general.
  7. Pay down debt.
  8. Improve your mental health.
  9. Spend more time with family.
  10. Learn something new.

My New Year Goals

Like I said, mostly I focus on small, daily goals.  This year, it’s mostly about my physical and mental health. I want to read daily — at least 10 pages of non-fiction.  Something I can learn from and motivate myself toward my ultimate goals.

I also want to make sure to continue moving my body daily. I usually do at least some type of movement each day, and have been for a while, but I just want to make sure I continue to stay consistent.  Plus, I am training for a half marathon, so consistent running is top priority.

Another piece of my physical health is stretching/yoga daily!  It’s amazing how great a good stretch can feel… and help you maintain flexibility.

For my mental health, I also want to do meditation daily, along with daily a daily devotion.

I made myself a checklist on my phone so I can keep myself accountable each day. I also write in my planner too… Probably overkill, but whatever it takes to stay consistent!

Word of the Year

So, I also mentioned that I do a Word of the Year.  I started this a few years ago after seeing a friend post about it on Facebook. Last year’s word was Mindfulness.  Not sure how well I managed to incorporate that into the whole year… But I can see some areas where I definitely did!

This year, I chose the word Wholehearted.  I’ve read a few books from Brene Brown, and she talks a lot about wholehearted, authentic living.  And the word Wholehearted has just really stuck with me.  Not sure the full meaning of how it will apply in my life just yet… but I’ll be sure to dig into it!

So whether you do New Year resolutions, a word of the year, or not… I hope 2023 brings you so many blessings and joy!