The New Year is a great time to make resolutions. However, most of the time when people make resolutions, they are not realistic. Because of this, people typically do not follow through with their resolutions. Small life changes are easier than big changes life, and can lead to bigger life changes. Check out these 20 do-able resolutions for 2019.

1) Start drinking at least 50 ounces of water a day.

Carrying a bottle of water around is easy and makes it easier to do this.

2) Try to have an attitude to gratitude every day.

It will make a difference.

3) Use your blinker more.

It is the right thing to do anyways.

4) Call your parents/grandparents more.

There will be a day when you can’t do this.

5) Put your phone up 30 minutes before you go to bed.

You will likely sleep better.

6) If you have a hard time praying each day, start by praying for 5 things before you go to bed.

It is easier than you think, and is a good habit to start.

7) Be intentional with your time and efforts.

You will realize how much better you feel overall.

8) If a friend does not have a positive influence on your life, it may be time to gracefully end that friendship.

Surround yourself with positive people.

9) Try not to get mad when drivers make mistakes on the road.

You never know what battles people are going through. Maybe the driver who cut you off just got diagnosed with cancer or they are having a rough day. Show some grace.

10) Don’t snack after dinner.

I often snack at night if I am bored or just want to snack. It is not a good habit, and I often feel better when I don’t.

11) Read one book a month.

That is it. Just one!

12) Stop apologizing for things you are not sorry for.

13) Try not to degrade yourself.

We all make mistakes. Learn, laugh at yourself and move on.

14) Wash your sheets every week. 

ou spend 8 hours a night in your bed, which adds up to is 56 hours a week. They get dirtier faster than you think.

15) Try to not take a super hot shower.

It is not good for your skin, and you will thank yourself in 15 years.

16) Take your make up off every night!

Let your skin breath.

17) Thank people everywhere you go.

The man at the store who welcomes you? Thank him. The person who dries off your car after your carwash? Thank them.

18) The small stuff doesn’t matter.

Your relationships matter. Take time to foster your relationships.

19) Thank God on a regular basis.

We are so blessed and often forget to thank the big guy upstairs.

20) Moisturize your skin.

I use coconut oil every night and it is super easy. I will happy I started this process in 5, 10, 15 and even 20 years.

Kallie B
When Kallie is not working full time trying to raise money, she is often studying how people process political messages. Powered with 2 undergraduate degrees, 1 graduate degree and now working towards a Ph.D., she has dived into the world of political communication and psychophysiological research. She is a 5th generation Texan, and has been in politics since she was 8 years old.