Wednesday, January 3, 2018

New Year’s Resolutions For 2018

Can you guys believe it is already 2018? It feels like 2017 literally flew by. Last year, my New Year’s resolutions revolved around my mental state. At the time, I was battling post partum depression pretty badly. However, making a small list of New Year’s resolutions really made me think about what I needed to do to get healthy mentally. So when making my list for this year, I did a lot of self reflection from 2017.

The first resolution I have involves working out. Working out is one thing I actually enjoy doing. I never have been a person to dread the gym or slack off on wanting to work out. The biggest challenge I face is not being able to go to the gym like I used to. Since having Waylon, I have began working out at home. This year I decided to switch my workout days from Thursdays to Mondays. This allows me to use my two off days as work days on my blog, which leads me to my second resolution.

Pinups & Pearls was revamped right before 2016 was over. I spent a lot of money and time building my blog and not enough time learning what works and what doesn’t. Also, every month I kept a blog summary, which lets me know what has increased and what hasn’t. While my numbers have went up, it has been a fairly slow process. Honestly, Pinups & Pearls has been the hardest thing I have ever done. The time alone it takes to write one post with raising a one year old has been tough.

So this year, I bought a huge bundle of classes to help me become more familiar with what I need to do to be a better blogger. I have dedicated thirty minutes after Waylon’s bedtime to these classes. This way I am not overdoing myself. The next to do was planning my posts a head of time and allowing it to fit into my already crazy schedule. My biggest fear is getting into a new routine and then six months from now we will be adding another little one to our family. This is the main reason I want to make sure I don’t over exert myself.

¬†Well, that is it you guys. I know my resolutions are not over the top but honestly that is how they should be. When you over do things, they end up not being done. The biggest tip I could give is to take your resolutions and break them down. Then look at your every day routine and see what will actually fit within your lifestyle. I hope this helps those of you who struggle with keeping your New Year’s resolutions. Until next time, Chelsea.

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