What’s your New Year’s resolution? The Honeycombers Jakarta team shares what they’re trying to stick to in the new year.
Some may turn their noses up at the cliched idea of a new year’s resolution, but we’ve always loved the idea of a fresh start, full of promise. Sure, perhaps in the past you’ve only managed to stick to your resolutions for a day, a week, a month, or a whole year (awesome job, you!) – but setting positive goal sets the tone for the rest of the year. To inspire you, the Honeycombers Jakarta team shares their resolutions for 2018. From saving money to staying fit, and eating more greens to travelling more, this is what we’re trying to stick to in 2018.
Snooze no more (Thalia Yanuar, Editor)
I have a really bad habit of repetitively hitting the snooze button for a full hour before I actually wake up. I usually set my alarm a full two hours before I actually need to get up with the intention of working out in the morning, but my comfy bed and cuddles with my dog makes it really hard to leave the bed even though I could be using that extra hour for yoga or calmly sipping my coffee instead of gulping it down as I dash out the door! I’ve stumbled upon two alternative alarms: first, the Alarmy app – which won’t let you hit snooze and forces you to get out of bed by only stopping to ring once you’ve taken a photo of a preset scene – and Sleep Cycle, a calming wake-up call which uses sensors to figure out our sleep patterns and rings once we’ve reached a natural point of light sleep. I’ve downloaded them both and we’ll see how it goes!
Eat more greens (Jessica Gunawan, Lifestyle Writer)
I’ve always loved eating. But the thing is, I (almost) never eat my greens. To be honest, I think vegetables taste weird! Now that there are more delicious healthy food options, from healthy yet delicious catering services to yummy breakfast bowls and poke bowls, I think I really should start eating healthy – or at least just a tiny bit healthier than before. We all have to start somewhere, don’t we?
Save money to travel more (Natalia Christie, Graphic Designer)
My number one priority this year is to eat more healthy food and cut down on my unhealthy snacking habits. There are so many simple recipes out there to follow, like from the Tasty site (or even the app!) so I shouldn’t really have any more excuses. Also, I’m planning on saving up money for my future traveling plans this Spending Tracker app is a nifty way to help me manage my travel funds.
Use less waste (Meita Twivianti, Account Manager)
I’ve slowly come to realise that every single day I make purchases or decisions that involve single-use plastic. In between working hours, I’d order my coffee to takeaway, take-outs for lunch, then at home saran wrap for leftovers. You get the picture. There is so much plastic waste that we’re using that we don’t even need to use when you think about it. That’s why this year I’d like to consciously try and minimise creating waste or buying anything with plastic for the sake of (my) efficiency. Luckily there are helpful sites like Trash is for Tossers, Plastic Oceans, and Going Zero Waste that have useful tips to help me use less waste.
Start a fitness regime (Shinta Dharmayu, Photographer and Videographer)
Living in a city like Jakarta where you’re either constantly sitting in a vehicle (that is stuck in traffic) or sitting at a desk, it’s so easy to forget just how stationery one tends to be. After all, Indonesia were proven to be one of the countries with the least steps taken in a day! I’ve come to realize that it is important to consciously make an effort to stay fit. It may sound a bit cliche that my resolution is to exercise more, but I really want to do this. This new year, I will work out 3 times a week so I can feel more fit and energized. To kick-start my routine, I’m signing up to these boutique fitness studios and fun no gym workouts. Who’s with me?
Improve time management (Michelle Santoso, Honeykids Senior Writer)
This year, my resolution is to be a better mom without depending too much on a nanny, and the key to this is better time management. I’ll wake up earlier than the bub so that I have time for myself to work out in the morning, schedule enough time to meal prep for the bub, and spend my day effectively as possible while keeping a toddler entertained.