This Year I Decided To Set Goals, Not Resolutions

On January 1st I received a text message from my close friend which read “do you have any new years resolutions?”

I took a moment to think about my answer, to then realize that this is the first New Years in a long time I can say ‘no’ I did not set a resolution.

I have nothing to resolve, to reduce, to break or to judge myself for.


This year all I told myself was that in 2019 I am going to begin to eat a more plant-based diet (a decision that I already began back in December).

This choice was simply just a lifestyle change – an addition to the health & wellness vibes that I already live by. I told myself that for 2019 I wanted to “fuel my body with goodness” by eating more consciously.

[Side note: Conscious eating is a concept that sparked my curiosity when I listened to Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversation with Kathy Freston called “The 8 Pillars of Wellness.” Click here to listen and learn.]

My “eat more plant-based diet” goal is better than a resolution. My past resolutions have included: eating healthy, no chocolate, no fast food, and do more cardio. All of these phrases were described with an underlying negative connotation, and were resolutions that I was never actually able to follow past January 31st.

This year my goal is positive, meaningful and lifestyle directed. It is helpful, clear, and encouraging.

I hope that this post inspires you to design your New Years resolution or goal to have a positive and healthy implication to your daily practice. Make your goal sound motivating and promising. If you have yet to make a goal for 2019 and are still wanting to, then I hope you are inspired to add something into your life that will contribute notably toward making yourself the best version of yourself yet! (Need ideas click here). ☺️


Welcome to 2019 everybody – I can’t wait to go through it with you!



Featured image: Photo by Danielle MacInnes on Unsplash

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