Happy New Year, everyone! The first day of 2019 is officially here and what better way to kick it off than with a resolution or two? I’m all about making goals that stick and try not to set unrealistic standards for myself and for the year ahead. So to help ring in the New Year on an encouraging note, I recruited my team of LaurenConrad.com editors to share what their resolutions are too. Without further ado, here are Team LC’s list of achievable New Year’s resolutions to make 2019 the best year yet…
My New Year’s resolution is to plan more date nights with my husband. This may seem simple enough, but our time together can easily be overshadowed by the hustle and bustle of everyday life. And having a little one means it’s not as easy to be spontaneous anymore! – Lauren, Editor-in-Chief
You hear a lot of talk about “self-care,” but I think it’s for a good reason. The past few months have been so hectic for me, that even making it out of the house to get a manicure has become a rare occurrence. So in 2019, I’m going to try schedule some form of self-care every single Friday, a day when I work from home. Whether that’s getting my nails done, going to a workout class, going on a long walk around my neighborhood, or even getting a massage or facial, I’m going to spend an hour doing something purely for myself. I’m a working mom of two young kids—and it usually takes a lot to pry me away from either my work or my family. But I think having that time to myself is so necessary for my mental health. – Ilana, Managing Editor
Reading is one of my absolute favorite past times. It’s relaxing, it makes me happy, and there’s no better feeling than being in the middle of an incredible book that I can’t put down. 2018 was quite a busy year and I didn’t get to read as many books as I would have liked, so in 2019 I’m going to set a goal for myself to read more. I’ll be setting aside time on the weekends for this and am also going to try very hard to swap out my nighttime Instagram scrolling for reading. – Rachel, Managing Editor
Much like Lauren, I don’t like to hold myself or my resolutions to stressful standards. I’m starting off 2019 by drinking more water and taking more time to rest and recharge, both of which I’m hoping will become a trend for my day to day life this year. – Jessi, Senior Editor and Lead Photographer
Over the past year, I’ve really tried to focus more on the little things I’m grateful for, and I can confidently say it has made me happier than almost anything else. That said, the one thing I wasn’t able to really nail down in 2018 was writing those things down on paper! This year, my goal is to keep a daily gratitude journal and write down at least three things every day that I am thankful for. That way I can go back and remember the little things (and big things!) I was grateful for, even on the bad days. – Tessa, Associate Editor
While talking to my boyfriend a few weeks ago, I mentioned that I feel like a naturally shy person, and he was pretty surprised. It made me think about how when you tell yourself something—even if it’s not true—for long enough, it can start to hold meaning, and I’m working on breaking out of that mindset that in 2019. Thinking about myself as a shy person definitely affects how I deal with the world, so I’m planning on faking it ‘til I make it in the New Year. – Kiera, Editorial Assistant
What are some of your New Year’s resolutions?
Let me know your goals for 2019 in the comments!