I’ve given a lot of thought to my New Years resolution this year. I want to do something that’s possible, but will also make a big impact on my life.
In past years, I’ve said that I want to practice yoga everyday, eat healthier, attend church more often, practice abstinence, quit cursing, ect. All things that would be great to actually do but are hard to follow through with and easy to make excuses to quit early.
2015 provided me with so many incredible challenges. Challenges that have taught me a lot and some that I have overcome with grace. I want to set a goal that I can accomplish without feeing like I will be giving up everything, or completely changing my life.
I’ve decided to give up liquor this year. I considered alcohol all together, but I’m 25 years old, I live in Austin, Texas and I love a glass of red wine in the evenings. Usually this would be an impossible task, which is why I specifically decided to give up liquor.
I went downtown with a friend Saturday evening and proceeded to drink more liquior than I’m proud of. I woke up with a busted knee, a terrible hangover and no idea how it happened. I don’t like not knowing what happened. And knowing that I had no control of myself or my life previous night. I have more self respect and love for myself to know better than to treat my body that way. I also happen to know this doesn’t happen when I drink wine or beer.
Because of this, liquor is out of the question. Giving up liquor still allows me to get a glass of wine with my friends, or grab a beer at the game, but it gives me the freedom to have more control of my life and my decisions. It will allow me to be more present when consuming alcohol because I better understand how beer and wine effect my body.
What resolutions have you set for yourself in the new year? Are they possible goals or are you setting yourself up for failure? Be intentional with the resolutions that you’ve set. Whatever it is, if your heart is in it then I believe you can do it!
With all my love,