I’ve always written my New Year’s Resolutions each year but I hardly achieve any of them, I only look at the list again when January of the following year comes along, then I remember I had made resolutions.
This year, I am planning to do things differently, I am going to print out this list and put it up somewhere I can see it everyday as a reminder and to help me focus. I will be crossing them out one by one as I achieve them.
I am also planning to make a vision board for the biggest resolutions that I absolutely have to achieve, come what may!
So here are my 2018 Resolutions:
Tithing – I haven’t been consistent with my tithing and I know that when I am not, then my finances don’t make sense. I need to make it a priority no matter what
Set ‘Alone Time’ with God – My quiet time is very rushed, so I need to set a specific time enough to have a proper prayer and reflection time.
Read the entire bible within the year – Every year, I start reading the bible with the intention of reading through it but I never finish, this year I want to try my best to do that.
Making myself a priority – I’ve been putting others first for too long, now its time to make Doreen a priority and not giving so much of myself to people who will not do the same for me
Become my own best friend – Best friends are overrated, so will try being my own BFF for a while.
To get the citizenship process started – Since August 2017, I qualify to apply for Belgian nationality, so this year I need to get the process started as soon as possible.
Finish my Beauty Therapy course – This is my third year of doing the course. I’ve been very lazy but this year I need to focus and finish it. I’ve taken some days off in January to finish the remaining five assignments and write the exam.
Read more books – I always start reading books but never finish them. This year, I will try to read as many as I can and finish the ones I started.
To be more involved in church ministries – Haven’t been attending a home group in a while, so I need to join one and be part of other church ministries.
To eat healthy and hopefully lose at least 5 kgs – I’ve been yo-yoing at the same weight for ages, I need to up my game to get to my goal weight.
Manage my finances better – I don’t go on shopping sprees or anything but I just need discipline in saving.
Taking steps to owning a house – This will definitely be a dream come true when it happens.
Speaking my mind: I let me people speak to me rudely or make stupid comments and I pretend to be okay with it but then it eats me up inside, so this year, I will try to speak my mind.
Let go of forced friendships/relationships – I am letting go of anything and everything that feels forced or like I am trying too hard
Volunteer more for Serve The City: I will try to volunteer more to show kindness in practical ways to refugees and homeless people.
To be physically fit to run the May and October half marathons – Last year, I wasn’t so fit and I felt like I was going to die during the race. This time I need to train properly.
Grow my blog – I am very happy with the progress I’ve done so far but I need to promote and grow my page.
Do you make new year’s resolutions? What are your resolutions this year?