But if I had made any New Year’s resolutions, this is what they would be:
- Prioritize travel. If I learned anything from our honeymoon to Morocco, it’s that we need more adventure in our life.
- Let go. Let go of toxic people and let go of worrying about what others think. It’s none of our business what they think, anyway.
- Learn to listen. The best thing you can do is stop talking about yourself and ask people about themselves. Listen to their story. You’d be surprised how much you learn by listening to others. For example, that we are not alone.
- Be less judgemental. You never know what someone else is going through. Besides, our judgments of other people are more likely to be a reflection of how we feel about ourselves.
- Never indulge in self-pity. It’s not productive and no one wants to go to a pity party.
- Take better care of my body. Whether it’s that we need more exercise, less food, or to stop drinking, we need to take care of our bodies first.
Let’s be clear, though, these are not my resolutions. They’re my goals. Repeat after me: not. resolutions. (That should get me off the hook, right?)
New Year’s Resolution-Proof Vietnamese Pho
This is a carb-free and low-calorie tweak of pho. Using spiralized zucchini and daikon in place of the traditional rice noodle, you cut the calories by almost 40%. It doesn’t hurt that the broth takes only 30 minutes and requires no special equipment!