Although Christmas is right around the corner, so is the new year and with that comes new opportunities and making changes. Over the years I’ve realized that if you want to make a change in your life there is no need to wait for a certain time to do it. But that doesn’t mean that there is anything wrong with being inspired by the start of the new year to reflect and make changes. So to hopefully help inspire you, I thought I would share some changes I’m making for the new year!
I’ve actually been getting better recently at sticking to a sleep schedule, and that is something I want to continue in 2019. Sleep is very important and I’ve learned that without enough of it I’m just not a functioning human. So for the new year, I want to continue going to bed before 11 and to make sure I get as close to 8 hours of sleep as I can.
To go along with focusing on sleep, I want to create a night time routine that I do every night. I realized that I have one for the morning and that having one for the night is probably a good idea too. This will include my skincare routine that I already do, as well as adding in drinking tea every night, treating myself to a bath a few times a week, and anything else that helps calm me.
Recently I’ve been paying attention to how long I’m on my phone, and I was shocked to see how much of that was just me endlessly scrolling with no reason or goal in mind. For 2019 I don’t necessarily want to cut down the amount of time I spend on my phone. I want to be smarter with how I’m using it and prioritize my time on it better.
As much as I do love change, I also am someone who loves her comfort zone. For the new year, I want to challenge myself more. This could be anything from trying something new to changing up how I already do something. I already have a few things planned for 2019, and I’m excited to push myself and see what I can accomplish!
My first challenge for myself is to talk more on Instagram stories! I actually don’t find it too nerve-wracking to talk on there. The problem I usually have is that I don’t think I have anything interesting to share. But I try to remind myself that my favorite stories to watch are ones from people who just share their day to day life. So for 2019, I want to talk on there at least once a week. And now that I have a new phone that won’t close the app every time I try to make a story, I really don’t have any excuse not to.
And those are the changes I plan to make in 2019! I’ll be including some of my goals for 2019 in my round-up post at the end of the month, but I’d love to know what changes you plan to make for the new year. Remember that you can accomplish anything, all you have to do is try!
I’m Kara Callahan, a 22 year old blogger with a camera in one hand and a book in the other. This is my lifestyle blog where I share life’s simple moments, tips + inspiration, slow living, blogging tips, travel photo diaries, book recommendations, and more with a few outfits in between. I hope you get some inspiration and happy reading!