1. Go on the Taco Cleanse. 1
Every year, I strive to be healthier. And every year, I lose a little weight, gain a little, and generally stay the same. This year, instead of stressing about the number on the scale, I am going on The Taco Cleanse. Really, it's just a way for me to eat a whole lot more tacos every single day. And what's wrong with that?
2. Buy lingerie that makes YOU feel good. 2
It's nice to do something for your sweetie, but it's even nicer to do something good for you. Buying a fantastic new bra or even some sexy stockings that make you feel like a million bucks will ultimately make you your No. 1 fan. And you better believe that you deserve it!
3. Take a class in something you've always wanted to learn. 3
I've always wanted to try archery. Or drumming lessons. Or ... I don't know, something fun! This is the year to try that thing you have always wanted to try. Maybe that means a pottery class or a cake decorating class or a Brazilian mixed martial arts class. Whatever it is, just go for it!
5. Spend more time with friends and family. 5
We always want to spend more time with friends and family, but sometimes it's difficult to do that between work, family obligations and who knows what else. This year, I'm going to set aside one night of the week to host a friend (or two) at my house. This way, we get to spend time together and I get some much-needed socializing at least once a week.
6. Do something to spark your creativity. 6
In case you have been living under a rock lately, adult coloring books are the latest trend. I've been a fan for a while, to be honest, and I'm happy to see others embracing this pretty way to relax. Doing something creative is a fun way to try something new, or just indulge in an old hobby you've long forgotten.
7. Make a part of your home your space. 7
It's easy to get overwhelmed with everything in the house. Whether it's work, cleaning, family time, or just plain old stress, the one thing that I really want to accomplish this year is creating a space in my home where I can just go and retreat whenever. Simply a place to relax, read, rest and just ... do me, just me.
8. Help your community in some way. 8
Doing something good for other people, like volunteering at a children's hospital or with animals, is undoubtedly going to make you feel great. I like to volunteer at my local animal shelter to help socialize cats, which both makes me feel good for my community as well as de-stresses me. It's a resolution that's fun and doesn't actually feel like a resolution at all.
9. Indulge in that one beauty thing you just LOVE. 9
I love red lipstick. Absolutely, positively love it. In fact, I would say that I have about 15 shades of red lipstick ... and counting. This year, I am letting go of my secret beauty shame and embracing it. Accepting that one beauty thing you're just totally obsessed with, and maybe doing it almost every day, is definitely one resolution that's easy to keep.
11. Save money for something you actually want. 11
Saving money for a rainly day and in a 401(k) is important, yes, but you should also be putting aside a little dough for something you actually want is nice, too. This year I'll be saving money for a trip to Europe ... or maybe to my homeland, Cuba. It's definitely going to keep me motivated all year long to know that I have something awesome to look forward to.
12. Make time for something you love every single day. 12
This sort of encompasses all of the other resolutions, but a friend once told me that I shouldn't be prioritizing my calendar but scheduling my priorities. I took that advice to heart, and now make time for writing (my biggest passion and creative pursuit) every single day. What's that one thing you simply can't get enough of? Put time in your calendar to do it every single day!