2014 New Year’s Resolutions

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution this year? Many people make them, but how many actually carry them out the whole year? I think the reason that people fail to keep up their resolution is because they don’t have a reason behind them. For example, if you say you’re going to eat healthier, you might not stick to it. If you say you will eat healthier because it will make you feel better about yourself you might be more apt to do it! These are my resolutions, with the reasons for them!

  • get better at crocheting

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I’ve had yarn and hooks since last Christmas but I could never get the hang of it. This year I’m going to learn to crochet, especially because I want to make my own boot cuffs!

  • do more yoga

yoga pose

I used to do a 20 minute yoga video every morning. It made me feel so good and I don’t know why I stopped! Even if I only do it once a week, yoga does wonders for my body.

  • make 1 pinterest meal a week

slow cooker white chicken chili

When I find something I like, I tend to eat it. A lot. By making at least one Pinterest meal a week (or creating a recipe!), I’ll try some new foods and get more experience cooking!

  • play more piano

This past year I didn’t play the piano nearly enough as I would have liked to. When I do play, hours go by feeling like minutes! Playing music in general makes me so happy.

  • unplug at night

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When I have free time at night, you’ll almost always find me on the computer. This year, if I have free time, I want to read a book or magazine (or play the piano!). Just because the computer is available doesn’t mean I have to be using it!

  • live in the moment!

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Too often I get caught up in future plans or thinking about the past. I need to focus on enjoying the present!

There, now I’m held accountable if I slack on these resolutions ;) What are your 2014 goals/resolutions?



Leigha is the founder and writer of The Yooper Girl. She has a passion for living life, eating good food, running long distances, and cats.

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    Love this! I really like that you have reasons for your resolutions! That’s awesome, and I definitely think when people have a reason behind their resolution, they are more likely to stick with it.

    Also, I think you will make the most awesome boot cuffs! I can’t wait to see them :)
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      You too! It shouldn’t be a problem… there’s so many great recipes! The problem will be picking one to make!

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    Do More Yoga- that one is on my list too! I would like to become a regular at the local yoga studio, but I haven’t tried it yet. Goal for 2014 (:
    Unplug at night- This is a great one. I want to try this one too!
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    Love all these fashions! Ugh I wish my Pinterest board was my closet! I love reading your blog so keep up the great work! You inspired me to create my own blog, and quite frankly it’s pretty darn confusing but I’m glad I made one.

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      I’m SO happy you’ve created a blog! I followed it! :) If you ever have any questions feel free to ask me!! :D

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