Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Resolutions We Have For 2016 (can be bookish, personal resolutions, “I resolve to finally read these 10 books, series I resolve to finish in 2016, etc.)
I am not entirely sure how I want this post to go, so warning that it may be all over the place and possibly really random. This will be a mix between bookish, personal, and blogging resolutions.
In 2016 I want to…
Get organized in both my personal life and the blogosphere. I think I did pretty good for my first year of blogging, but I think with a little more organization I can do even better. I am also completely NOT organized in my personal life. Sometimes I don’t even know how I am even an adult, lol. The boyfriend and I always say how we’re not proper adults. I’m on the hunt for the perfect planner in the hopes that it will help.
Drop the TBRs and read whatever I am in the mood for. I’ve recently noticed that when I make TBRs, I don’t stick to them. I get pressured to read those books because I said I would read them. Making monthly TBRs puts me in BIG reading slumps. I want to avoid as many unnecessary reading slumps as I can. I want to read ALL THE BOOKS, but these sneaky reading slumps get in the way.
Buy less books, because I am drowning in books and not enough bookshelf space! I want to try to buy less and read what I already have. I need to stop buying so many books, especially if I know that I don’t plan on reading them right away. It will also save me money in the long run, lol. Here’s a fun fact that is probably not really fun; I have maybe 300 physical books (give or take & not counting ebooks) and I only owned 20 of those physical books BEFORE 2015. So there you go…the majority of those were bought IN 2015.
Save more and spend less. I have spent so much money in 2015 that it left me stressed out by time the end of the year hit. The boyfriend and I are currently doing the 52 week money saving challenge, so by the end of 2016 we should have about $2600 saved! I am trying to get my butt to Hawaii! *waves* Hi Lauren & Ninja!! I am actually really excited about this money saving challenge, so I think this will be what makes me stick to it!
Finish older books that are collecting dust on my bookshelves. I bought so many books in 2015 that the majority of the ones that I really wanted to read are now collecting dust. I am excited for the read my books challenge, so I can finally get around to some of those. Some of my highly anticipated 2015 reads are still sitting on my shelves unread. It’s the saddest thing, really.
Add more variety on my blog. There are so many days where I have no idea what to write about. I dread those days, because I love blogging and it’s sad when I have nothing to say. I also start feeling guilty and then blogging starts to feel like a chore. I never want it to feel like a chore, because then it’s no longer fun for me. I’m sure I have tons to say if I really think about it.
Finish my unfinished series, because I know I started a bunch of series in 2015 and never continued with them. I used to never do this by the way. I used to read every single book in the series before moving onto something else. Now I read a book from the series and then start something else and it’s a bad habit, considering most books coming out it seems are part of a series.
Declutter my entire apartment and probably my entire life, really. I am head to toe (not literally, but maybe close) of things I probably haven’t even touched in years. I am pretty sure I am subconsciously driving myself insane with how much a mess everything is. I think I’ll have a huge weight lifted off me (and my apartment) once that happens. I think I’ll be able to sleep better at night knowing my closet isn’t stuffed full of nonsense.
Physically read more books rather than listen to tons of audiobooks. This year I listened to over 70 audiobooks and actually read myself 56 books. That’s not bad, but I want to read MORE on my own! This does not mean I will be giving up audiobooks altogether. I could never do that now that I discovered how amazing it is! I think it’ll also help more with getting my physically owned books read as well. Like I mentioned above, I have A LOT (not counting the over 200 e-books)! I told you I’m drowning in books you guys!
Be healthier and that means eating better (pizza all the time is not cutting it, although I wish it were) and exercising! I’m actually reading this Dr. Phil book he came out with last year I believe (The 20/20 Diet) and I may be a sucker for buying it, but for the next month I will be eating almonds and lentils and praying I survive. 😛 There’s more, but that about sums up the type of food that I can eat, haha. We’ll see. I still need to finish the book and get this thing started! It’s supposed to change my thinking too, so we’ll see about that because I still prefer pizza every day.
What are some of your resolutions for 2016? Let me know and link me to your TTT posts!
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I hope you have a great day! 🙂