Tag: new year’s resolution

3 Ways I Plan On Growing This Year

Growing in 2018

I’m honestly SO excited for this year! I just have a gut feeling 2018 is gonna be good to me. I like making goals for myself at the beginning of every year, as most people do, and usually those goals are related to school and my career. This year, however, I  want to focus more on myself as a person, separate from my achievements. There are three things I want to grow in this year:

First, I want to be a better friend. Between work and school, I’m super busy all the time.. and now that I’m a new mother, I’m going to be even busier than ever before. This year I want to do better about staying in touch with my friends and not using my busy-ness as excuse to not call, text, or hang out with them often. My friends are always understanding when I’m slow texting back or when they don’t get a call from me for a few weeks, because they’re just as busy with their own lives. Still, I want to make more of an effort to catch up with them at least once a week.

Second, I want to be comfortable doing nothing. As I mentioned above, I’m used to being busy and going, going, going all the time. I want to be comfortable with just relaxing and not feel like I have to be productive all the time. A break is much needed.

Third, I want to spend more time outdoors. I spend wayyyy too much time inside on my phone and laptop. This year I want to spend more time doing things outdoors. My boyfriend and I used to go hiking when we first started dating, so I want to start that back up. I also want to take my daughter and dog on walks and to the park regularly, instead of being cooped up inside.

How I Make Myself Drink 100oz Of Water A Day

drink water

Since it’s January and it’s a new year, now’s the time to make sure you’re growing, glowing, and staying hydrated. So I wanted to share how I’ve been able to make myself drink 100 ounces of water almost daily for the past 8 months.

My skin has been SO much clearer, even with me being pregnant and my hormones going crazy. I’ve also noticed I’ve had a lot more energy and been able to get out of bed earlier in the morning(I am NOT a morning person.) So what is this magic I’ve been doing to be able to drink so much water you might ask…

Well, it’s actually something really simple– I bought a big @$$ water bottle to fill up every morning and I know that I have to drink every drop of it by the end of the day.

…I told you it was simple! It’s been so helpful, because once I get my day started I don’t like to stop in the middle of what I’m doing to refill a glass or go buy a bottled water. Just being able to carry around the amount of water I need and be able to see it all right there has made it much easier to increase my water intake, because I mean, it’s RIGHT THERE.

64oz water bottle

This blue 64oz water bottle that I found on Amazon is my favorite. It was only $8! I started out using this bottle everyday and drinking 64oz. Once I got used to drinking 64oz everyday and was no longer really forcing myself to, I started increasing my intake gradually.

64oz and 100oz water bottles

I went to HomeGoods a few months ago and found this giant pink water bottle which holds 100 ounces of water. I can’t remember the exact price, but I do remember it was around $10 so I had to get it! This was right around the time I had begun trying to drink even more than 64oz everyday.

I can’t find the link to the exact water bottle I got from HomeGoods, but here’s a link to a similar but nicer one. If you know of anywhere else to find big, but cheap water bottles leave it in the comments!