After a holiday season full of excess, nothing can feel better than sitting down to write out your completely well-intentioned and earnest New Year’s Resolutions. How did you do last year? Did you make it to the gym more often or take steps towards a more eco-friendly lifestyle?
I spent some time this December wondering how I could make resolutions for 2016 that would benefit others as I try to ‘better’ myself. I came up with a challenge for myself this January, and I’d love if you would join me! If this works I don’t see why we can’t all do some form of this all year long!
I, like many other Americans this January, will resolve to ‘dry out’ this month. That means, taking a 31-day break from imbibing in all Kisster Cocktail creations, including WINE! 😥
For every day in January I accomplish this, I will donate $5 to UNICEF. (the United Nations Children’s Fund that works for children’s rights, survival, development and protection.) This will be a check written at the end of the month for $155 – if all goes well!
I plan to keep track in the ‘notes’ section on my phone, as that seems to be the easiest way to quickly jot it down.
If I ‘cheat’ on this resolution – say, a glass of wine with dinner or a cocktail with brunch – then that is $10 that goes to UNICEF for that day! If I cheat once a week this month, that’s an extra $25 for charity!
Either way, it’s my hope that the kids win by getting my donation and I am hoping for a positive outcome for me, too! If this works out, I don’t see why each month of the year of 2016 we can’t all challenge ourselves in some way that will also benefit others.
Wish me luck this month! I hope you’ll join me! Here are a few brainstorm ideas for the month of January, or later on down the road in 2016!
A day of healthy eating
Making it to the gym
Living an ‘eco-friendly’ day
Packing your Lunch
Getting to bed on time
photo from UNICEF