A new year, and a new decade, is upon us. Many people take this time of year to make resolutions for a lifestyle change, improved health, and goals or accomplishments to achieve for this year.
This week’s Bionic Asks… Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions? And if so, what were they?
For myself, I tend to usually set a few lose “personal growth” goals.
- Three years ago, I worked on flossing my teeth at least five times per week- after it became a habit, it was easy to keep up.
- Two years ago, I vowed to try to overcome my shyness. You might think “she can’t be shy!” but before I started Bionic Beauty, I absolutely hated having my picture taken; and I certainly never considered posting pictures of myself online with no makeup, or wearing a face mask.
- And finally last year, I decided to take on two things… my “turning year” to start going vegetarian. I have tried in the past due to my love of animals, but my cravings weakened me. By using a “turning year” method, I weaned slowly off of various meat products and now don’t crave cow. I admit, that I am not strict, and I do still eat seafood. I’m aware that I could get some heat for this from true vegetarians, but this method works for me. And I feel so much better!
- My second goal last year, was to do at least one lifestyle change each month to “live a bit greener” (i.e. more eco-friendly). Some of my changes included: cloth napkins for dinner’s at home (instead of paper), becoming more knowledgeable on what my community allows in that nebulous recycle bin, switching to CFL bulbs in all my fixtures (including my fish tanks), going vegetarian, stainless steel water bottles and even using them at Starbucks (did you know they’ll give you a discount on your coffee if you bring in your own mug?!?), and a power strip with an “off” switch- I plug all my gadget chargers into this strip, and then turn it off when not in use to prevent the small power drain that occurs when chargers are plugged in, but not even charging a device.
Now it’s your turn to share, Bionic Beauties. What are your goals for 2010?