Team LC’s 2015 New Year’s Resolutions

Every time a new year rolls around, all of us on Team LC like to get together and discuss our resolutions for the coming year. We’ll talk about them together, and encourage each other to write them down, which is the best way to hold ourselves accountable. This year, we also took a peek at last year’s resolutions to see which ones we achieved… That’s the beauty of writing them down! So today, we’re sharing some of the goals and resolutions Team LC has set out to accomplish in 2016. We find it inspiring to know what our friends and colleagues are improving on, and we hope you do too.

Take a peek below, and be sure to share your 2016 resolutions in the comments… 

1. Take Time to Relax
This year I want to make more time for my personal life. I had an amazing 2015, but I definitely took on a little more than I could handle. In 2016, I plan on making my health and happiness a priority just like I would any other aspect of my job. I am going to take time for things like eating right, setting aside time to relax, and spending quality time with my friends and family (with my cell phone tucked away). It’s wonderful to work hard and accomplish your goals, but if you are too exhausted to do anything else besides your work, what’s the point? – Lauren, Editor-in-Chief 

2. Clear Out The Clutter
This year, I really want to de-clutter. And that applies to every aspect of my life. I want to clear the clutter out of my home, my car, my wallet, my closets, my countertops… The list goes on. I feel so much more organized and less stressed when everything is in its place, which is hard to do when there is just so much stuff everywhere. I also want to start doing monthly donations to charities and organizations that need all of the extra stuff that I have lying around. From clothes to beauty products to home decor, I always have so many things that I don’t need that someone else could appreciate and love way more than I do. – Rachel, Editor

3. No More Procrastinating
I have a tendency to leave the hardest task, or the one I’ve been dreading the most, to the very last minute. It always causes me unneeded anxiety, and I realize how easy it would make everything if I just dove right into my most complicated (or least fun) to-do item first. I have a feeling that fixing this one thing will help in a lot of different areas in my life… from work tasks to cleaning my apartment to running errands. Rachel, Editor

4. Call Home More Often
I currently live in Santa Monica, but I was born and raised in Arizona, where all of my family still lives. And while we are on the same side of the country, I find myself wishing I could just drive home for a quick weekend or have family dinner with my parents on any given night (and I think my family feels the same, too!). That said, this year I’m vowing to call home more often—especially to talk to my parents and grandparents. My grandparents have so much wisdom and so many memories to share, and I don’t want to miss out on those special conversations. – Allison, Editor

5. Eat More Veggies
I will admit that I am pretty good at making my go-to salad: a kale chicken Caesar with avocado and slivered almonds. Yum. But when it comes to “eating the rainbow,” I think I can do better. This year, I’m resolving to add more color to my meals with root vegetables like carrots and beets, hydrating veggies like cucumber and zucchini, and healthy sources of fiber like sweet potatoes. Those vitamins and minerals are essential! – Allison, Editor

6. Schedule My Workouts
My 2016 resolution is to get into a real workout schedule. I manage to stay relatively active, but right now I go to the gym at random times, which makes it all too easy to skip a week without thinking about it. I want to commit myself to going to one or two of the same classes every week, so that I’m guaranteed a workout even when life gets busy. – Ilana, Editor

7. Take Those Vitamins
This might seem silly, but one of my 2016 resolutions is to actually remember to take my vitamins! Along with a multivitamin, I have been taking evening primrose oil, which is great for regulating your hormones and fighting PMS. But you are supposed to take it multiple times a day, which makes it so easy to forget. I plan on adding a probiotic to the mix too. To start 2016 off on the right foot, I packed a little coin pouch of vitamins in my purse so that I will have them with me as a reminder instead of sitting on my nightstand. This year, I’m on top of it! – Ilana, Editor

8. Become A Morning Person
My biggest resolution for 2016 is to become a better morning person. Waking up early has never been my strong suit and you can usually catch me hitting the snooze button more than once. I’m the worst when it comes to giving myself enough time to wake up and get ready in the morning! Ideally I’d like to save myself enough time before work to enjoy my morning tea, get in a quick workout, and make a balanced breakfast. Jessi, Editorial Assistant

9. Regain My Focus
My resolution is to focus. In order to create, we all need downtime to gestate ideas, relax our minds, and give ourselves the space to be inspired. I’m going to try to put down the phone, close the computer, and be open – but we’ll see how far I get! – Claire, Contributor

10. Conquer the Whole Money Saving Thing
Why is saving money so difficult? I’ve always prided myself in having great self-control. I’m frugal to a fault; I don’t own a single credit card or have any debt. And yet, my ability to set money aside for the distant future is nonexistent, which is becoming more stress inducing the older I get. My 2016 resolution is to redesign my retirement fund plan and master a savings method that will lead to a long-term and satisfying result—thereby curing the occasional sleepless “what the heck am I’m doing with my life” night. – Anna, Contributor

And there you have it!

What resolutions have you set out to achieve this year?

Let us know in the comments below!

XO Team LC

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