3 Things I Want To Do More Of This Year
We’re already two months into the year, and I’m only just thinking about what I want 2017 to look like. In past years, I’d probably have already mapped out everything already with plans, ideas, and goals, but the truth is, I haven’t really been in a goal setting mood lately. I’ve been feeling much more comfortable going with the flow and seeing where life takes me instead of overthinking every little detail – at least for right now.
That being said, I had a few things in mind that I wanted to make time for in my life this year. Three things, to be exact, that will bring me joy in 2017. I even thought to myself that having a list of five things might be more fun, but after racking my brain for ideas, I decided it was better to stick with what I knew I wanted to do rather than forcing other activities into my already busy life.
So here’s my list! I’d love to hear what you want to do this year too, so leave a comment once you’re done reading!
3 THINGS I WANT TO DO MORE OF THIS YEAR
1. Take more photos of the little things
Recently I’ve realized that photographs share a special place in my heart. I have a terrible time remembering the small moments in my life (I’m sure we all do), but also those bigger, more enjoyable times. If I see a picture of a day spent with a loved one, or something as simple as a photo of a good cup of coffee, I can remember exactly how I felt the day it was taken. Having photos not only helps me remember special little moments, it also helps me feel happier and grateful when I look at them.
Because of this, I want to take more photos of the little things in 2017. I don’t necessarily mean photos to be shared on any social media platform, but photos I can have in my phone to scroll through and remember all of the little moments. It could be anything from a selfie with a friend at dinner, a flower on my daily walk, or a book I just finished reading.
2. Explore new restaurants and coffee shops
I can be a creature of habit when it comes to restaurants and coffee shops. Though I love trying new food and places to eat, once I find somewhere I like, I tend to keep going there over and over again. There are so many restaurants and coffee shops in Seattle and the surrounding area, especially ones with healthy options, so I want to explore more of them this year. Whether it’s going to a new restaurant with my boyfriend, a juice bar with friends, or a different coffee shop with my mom, I want to keep things new and exciting throughout the year.
3. Make baking a weekly occurrence
I rarely spend time in the kitchen anymore which is a sad reality considering I LOVE food. I want to get back into it by baking or making dessert at least once a week. I’m not a master chef by any means, but I do think my baking skills are a lot better than my cooking skills. I used to always make a batch of vegan chocolate chip cookies on a Sunday (my mom still asks when I’m going to start doing that again), and I remember enjoying that time because I could relax, be a little creative, and devour a delicious treat in the end. I think there’s something magical about creating something new in the kitchen, so baking something each week seems like the perfect way to make that happen for me – and everyone else who gets to eat my creations too!
What do you want to do more of this year? Leave a comment below!