I feel like one of the good things I did last year was periodically check-in on my no-shopping resolution. Of course, I failed every other month, but at least I was aware of it and not just throwing in the towel. Well I figure it would be a good time to see how I'm doing for 2018.
You can find my resolutions here.
1) My YES exercise regimen: Yep, it's still hobbling along. I only worked out 6 times in January, 7 times in February and 9 times in March. It's no where near the number of times I need to be exercising to shed some winter travel weight, but I'm happy enough with the improving numbers.
2) No binge drinking: I'm doing so-so on this one too. I've had several occasions where I drank a lot in one sitting. But overall I've stopped drinking during the weekday and "save" my drinks for the weekend or with friends. I think that's helped lower the number of drinks I consume in general and I no longer crave that one beer with dinner. Also I think less consecutive days drinking (even if it's only one a day) has made me feel better overall, but I'm still going to work on drinking less per sitting when I do decide to imbibe.
3) Shop ethically as much as possible: Yep, hitting this one out of the park. Zero fast fashion. Of course everyone has different standards for what constitutes as ethical shopping. This writer doesn't think Everlane is, but I do, so I guess I have a fairly low bar. TBH, at this stage of the general population's shopping habits, I think if we can say no to fast fashion and disposable clothing made by slave labor that is enough. Could Everlane do better? Of course everyone can do better, but at least when I buy something from Everlane I know that the person who made my clothes works in a safe environment and is presumably being paid a fair wage. So I'm giving myself a yes on this one.
4) Conscious consumption and zero-waste lifestyle changes: Needs improvement. This has turned out to be a hard one because to live a zero-waste life requires vigilance and constant preparedness. I was doing really well in January when I was super gung-ho, so I would make sure I had my reusable utensils, straws, containers. But by March I would forget (partially because I was carrying a small bag) and be like 'oh well.' I also used my first disposable straw in March and felt kind of guilty about it, lol. Basically, it's easy to slide back into your old habits out of convenience. So it's good I'm doing a check-in right now because I need to renew my efforts in minimal waste and better consumption.
Anyway how are your resolutions going? Just because you've fallen off the bandwagon, doesn't mean you can't pick yourself up and hop back on! Let's keep on keeping on :)