Get Ready for the New Year!
To say that 2020 has been an….interesting….year is probably a bit of an understatement for most of us! With the New Year coming up on us quickly, it’s a perfect time to think about ways that we can try to improve our own personal lives and start fresh! I’m ready, are you?!
Ok, well, This is an obvious one, no? Everyone has a plan for working out when the new year starts, because it’s a great time frame to give yourself to start a new routine. If you’re like me and probably like 80% of other Americans, this usually only lasts about a month, but that’s no reason to stop trying! My partner and I decided to start early and just got an exercise bike for our TV room because working out is so much easier when I can watch Game of Thrones at the same time! I also work from home, and have been seriously considering an exercise ball or chair (cue that one scene from The Office) so that I am a little more active during the day! If you’re really ready to motivate yourself, a Fitness Tracker is a huge help! Mine yells at me to get up and walk every hour, which would be great if I actually paid any attention to it. But that’s what the new year is for, right?!
I got started early on this too, but mostly due to a bunch of life changes all at once. Eating out less and cooking at home more has been a huge goal of mine in the last few months and so far it’s going pretty good - I learned how to make Shepherd’s Pie and Enchiladas, which is a big deal since mostly what I cooks consists of what I can put in a microwave! Despite how lazy I can be about cooking, I have always loved my kitchen tools, especially my stand mixer - it’s so versatile. You can whip, knead, chop, mix, and blend to your heart’s desire! I seriously can’t get enough. I also heard that making your own juice is supposed to be good for you, so we are thinking of getting a nifty little juicer too. Does drinking your fruit somehow seem easier than eating it, or is it just me? Eh. Probably just me. I’ll tell you what I’m not giving up is coffee - in fact I have greatly been considering getting myself this fancy coffee maker so I can make my own lattes! I used to be a barista and sometimes I really miss it! Plus a fresh made cup of espresso is just the bees knees! I already have about 50 other ways to make coffee, but you can never have too many, am I right?
Alright, friends, it’s been a tough year. But you know what? At least there is wine! I got myself one of those wine advent calendars this year, and I can say without a doubt it is the best one I have ever gotten! If you’re more of an on-the-rocks type of person, these fancy ice ball makers will totally up your drink’s game. However you choose to cope, stay safe, stay sane, and smile!
Go grab yourself a drink and toast to the coming of a new year and all the possibilities it brings with it! Cheers!