My 2016 New Year’s Resolutions

I have never done new year’s resolutions. But this is a new year. Before I lay them out I would highly recommend reading why your resolutions are going to fail, likely by next week. I have recently applied the investing mindset as well as the discipline-over-motivation principle and it has changed my life.

With that in mind, here is my list for 2016:

#1. New job + mentor — this is the year that I work to learn instead of work to earn
#2. Travel — tickets to Thailand purchased for June! — first time overseas
#3. Read more — 1 x fiction + 1 x non-fiction book per month (~20 pages per day)
#4. Write more — daily journal + start a personal blog (check!)
#5. Save more — increase investments
#6. Buy less — spend money investing in myself rather than on material objects — you can’t take them with you!
#7. Keep up my current exercise routine — 5 x per week
#8. Meditate everyday — even if it’s 5 mins (aim for 20 mins a day) — use an app such as calm or headspace
#9. Run more — 2 x per week + complete half marathon
#10. Yoga — 2 x per week — read 15 reasons dudes should never do yoga
#11. Get outside into nature more
#12. Cut my alcohol consumption by 50%
#13. Cook more — save money + eat healthy
#14. Be more social — contact someone different each week
#15. Drink more water — use Aquaalert to get into the habit

15 resolutions might seem like a lot to achieve but most of these are already part of my routine. My goal is to continue to develop good habits and routines while eliminating bad ones.

I am currently using Coach.me to track my goals, set reminders and give myself a high five when I am on a winning streak.

Feel free to leave a comment and let me know some of your resolutions or get in contact @BrettLivesHere on twitter.


Originally published at brettflugel.co.za on January 14, 2016.