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Resolutions Done Right

January 10, 2018

We made it. 2017 has come to an end. While we ponder what lies ahead, many of us are focused on improving something specific: ourselves. And that’s where the old New Year’s resolutions come in.

Resolutions can mark a time of renewal, re-commitment, and reflection. Most of the time, these are serious goals. More power to the people who come up with and stick to those New Year’s Resolutions. However, if you have trouble sticking to your resolutions and want something a little more on the easier side, some of these ideas might be for you. Come up with something original, simple or funny, and you’re more likely to stay on track.

  1. Keep Your Gas Tank Full: If you’re that person who’s always riding on almost-empty, make it your goal to actually fill up your tank for once.
  2. Learn Something New Every Day.  Strive to acquire a better understanding of the world and how it works. Fortunately, the internet makes it incredibly easy to learn new things. 
  3. Remove Clutter from Your Life. Every day get rid of 10 things you don’t need and declutter your life. Less is more.
  4. Use Your Phone Less: Self-explanatory. You don’t need to check your texts during the five-second walk from the store to your car.
  5. Buy Fewer Brand Names: This is, obviously, unavoidable, but some brands are overpriced just because they’re popular. Do your research.
  6. Finish a Tube of Chap-Stick: How many times have you lost a tube of chap-stick? Make it a goal to actually get through the whole thing before you drop it somewhere.
  7. Do One Thing Each Week that You Truly Love. Find a way to treat yourself on a small scale once a week to inspire and bring you joy.
  8. Give to Charity as Much as Possible. Helping those around you is truly rewarding.
  9. Write Stuff Down. Use a planner or a calendar. Type it out on your laptop or write it down on a piece of paper. If you see it, you will remember to do it (whatever “it” is). The key to success is organization.
  10.  Love Yourself. Start right now. Be yourself and enjoy it. And resolve to stop making unrealistic resolutions!

So here’s to sticking to our resolutions, and saying goodbye to 2017 in style…and of course, with a smile.

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and hopeful year ahead.


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