The More/Less Approach to Your New Year’s Resolutions

New York, New York
January 4, 2019

New Year’s Eve has already come and gone, but it’s never too late to set those goals and take 2019 head on…right?

To be honest, I’ve always felt this sense of pressure that I put on myself when the new year rolls around about what I want those “resolutions/goals/investments/manifestations” to be. I’ve always been the kind of person who sets intentions for myself daily, I make goals monthly – weekly for that matter. I even manifest my thoughts when I write. So I can’t help but ask myself why we all feel the need to define all of the things we want to do in a year into one concise paragraph once a certain date comes? Suddenly, I felt guilty not only for not wanting to write down my goals, but also guilty for wondering if I was the only person who felt this way!

So in an effort to figure out this looming sense of being overwhelmed by a simple set of New Year’s resolutions, I decided to do a little self reflecting in the form of writing, taking morning meditation walks, and reading a few of my favorite go-to sites to help feel inspired. And then I found it…

An article on The Cut, the Editor’s Letter to be specific, seemed to define the way I was feeling and resolve all of my uneasy feelings in one swift moment. It wasn’t about setting unrealistic goals for yourself that we’d forget about a month into the new year. It was simply about making a list. A list, in column form, with two headers; MORE & LESS.

The more/less approach to the new year seemed to be exactly what I was looking for. So while I wasn’t originally setting out to write a post declaring my “New Year’s Resolutions,” I inadvertently am because I know if I am feeling this way, someone of you out there may be as well. And I just had to share this simple approach that I found so refreshing!

After all, there’s always room to grow, and what better time than now to start doing more of what you want and less of what you don’t want? Here’s my More/Less list. I’d love to see yours in the comment section!


Healthy eating choices
Time with friends and family
Creative projects


Being jaded

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More: creating YouTube videos, blog posts, IGTV, reaching out to brands, writing and PR jobs, POSITIVTY, MONEY, HAPPINESS, two way friendships and relationships

Less:Negativity, depression,

LOVE the two-way friendships idea!

Loved this idea! Okay, this is mine:

– Creativity
– Meditation
– Conscious eating habits
– Leisure reading
– Laughing
– More time with friends and family.
– More time with nature ( a recent trip to Switzerland left me in awe of how beautiful our earth is)

– Dwelling (I do this, a lot!)
– Grudges
– Judgement
– Comparing

With love,


Ahhh love this Lourdes! Thank you so much for sharing. More conscious eating habits – my favorite!

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I always needed more of the “less” section in my life, especially procrastination.
Love your thoughts for the new year.

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Me too babe. 2019 can be our year!

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