According to usa.gov, there are several resolutions that people make year after year. But, if you are a kick butt kind of girl, you’ll find them kind of meh. So here is a fixed up resolution list for all you tough girls.
Their #1 – Drink less alcohol
Kick Butt #1 – Drink more water. Exchange your Starbucks cup for a water bottle. You’ve heard it all before, right? But it’s true! Drinking water helps you feel great, loose weight, and even helps with cramps. Can I get an Amen?!? Check out this site for a wonderful list about the benefits of water. Not only will you be more prepared for random ninja attacks, you’ll have more cash in your pocket by forgoing those toffee nut lattes.
Their #2 – Get a better education
Kick Butt #2 – Read more. There is no such thing as an ignorant tough girl. When is the last time you read a book not for school? I’m a big time fiction lover (hopefully you are too since my fiction book will be out this next year!) However, I know I need to balance it with a healthy dose of non-fiction, help me grow in my faith kind of books. My husband has an incredible book list on our youth group’s website to help you get started.
Their #3 – Get a better job
Kick Butt #3 – Work harder at EVERYTHING. School work. Helping out around the house. You name it. Tough girls dedicate themselves to giving 100% at everything they do. So whatever you plan on doing this next year, do it better.
Their #4 – Get fit
Kick Butt #4 – Get tough. I hate exercise. But I know it’s good for me and takes care of this body that God has given me. So I’m forcing myself to do it. Tough girls are more than just fit. They are healthy. What do your eating habits look like? How much TV do you watch? Are you proud of the way you treat your body? How can you be tougher?
Their #5 – Manage debt
Kick Butt #5 – Be more giving. I had a great talk with a high school girl about this the other day. It’s not about debt. It’s about spending. It’s not about how much you spend. It’s about who you spend it on. Are you tithing? Are you saving? Do you spend more on yourself or on others? Does your money reflect a contentedness is Jesus, or a desire for material things?
Their #6 – Manage stress
Kick Butt #6 – Chillax. All this striving to be tough and kick butt can wear a girl out! Don’t “do” all the time. Learn to “be.” Be still. Be quiet. Be restful. Not lazy, mind you. But take a Saturday for fun and friends! If your to-do list doesn’t get done, don’t stay up later trying to finish. Take a few things off. Even the Lord rested. Take His lead.
Their #7 – Quit smoking now
Kick Butt #7 – Quit the verbal diarrhea. Don’t be a gossip girl. Don’t be a pretty little liar. If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all. But, since tough girls never keep silent, work on the niceness.
Their #8 – Save money
Kick Butt #8 – Simplify. Clean out your closet. Clean under your bed. Want to be more content this year? Be more generous? De-clutter your life. Learn to live with less.
Their #9 – Take a trip
Kick Butt #9 – Take a trip. Can’t really argue with this one. I love to travel! But, if you are going to take a trip, make it special. Visit a friend you haven’t seen in forever. Take an unplugged trip where you don’t have an iPod, cell phone, or DS – just your Bible, a book, and a journal or sketch pad. Or sign up for a mission trip!
Their #10 – Volunteer to help others
Kick Butt #10 – Volunteer to help others. The difference? Do it in Jesus’ name and for His glory. Not because it’s fun. Not because you’ll feel better about yourself. Do it because we’re called to love like Jesus.
Which one of these do you want to do? Any to add to the list? Don’t forget about the read the Bible in year plan I talked about here.