Lucy and I have been under the weather the last few days which has given me a good chance to really evaluate and consider the last year and this new one. Being stuck at home resting also meant I had time for some Netflix documentary watching- ohh boy! The two on my “must-watch” list were The True Cost and Minimalism. Both were very eye opening and struck a cord with things I have been wanting to improve.
2. Meal plan
3. Purge often; spend less
4. Seperate from electronics
5. Capsule wardrobe
1. Consume consciously; both documentaries reiterated a thought that I know all too well- our society has way too much stuff. And we don’t even care how it’s made, what it’s made of, and how those answers effect us and generations to come. This year, I want to vote more consciously with my dollar. I want there to be a thought process behind my purchases (looking at labels on where items are made, recearching those brands and what type of labor they use) instead of just impulsively buying items because they are inexpensive. Also, when possible I will buy second hand.
2. Meal plan; I don’t mind to cook or eat healthy at all. But the planning is what gets me! I actually bought the large sized planner that I did just so I could use it for meal planning as well as everything else. Hopefully I will find some new favorite recipes to share with you along my journey of working on this!
3. Purge often; spend less; this goes along with my first goal of being mindful of the items I am spending money on. I’m going to try and go through closets, drawers and cabinets on a more regular bases- weekly for some (junk drawer in the kitchen) and monthly for others (Lucy’s closet since every month she is changing sizes it seems!) instead of a yearly purge.
4. Separate from electronics; this is pretty self explanatory! We all know how addicting our phones are. I notice myself reaching for my phone constantly and it’s usually just to check the time or to see if I have received any texts. But why do I need to do it so often? I also was scrolling on Pinterest and Instagram for an embarrassing amount of time last year. It has got to decrease this year! I want to be more present in the now and with the company I keep.
5. Capsule wardrobe; I know I have a clothes addiction, it’s true (first step is admitting there is a problem, right?!). And most of my mindless Pinterest scrolling is looking at style photos and outfits. With a capsule wardrobe, I will learn to be content with the pieces I have and in turn have much more time on my hands since I won’t always be looking at the new arrivals of my favorite online retailers, Pinterest, or physically shopping!
Did you make New Years resolutions?