Meaningful New Year's Resolutions That You Can Actually Accomplish!
We all have those moments. We decide to create a "New Year's Resolution" list that is a few dozen pages long and almost all of the time includes losing weight. I have decided to stop that "tradition" and come up with my own list. This list is not only simple but it will also help me to feel better inside and out! I have learned that losing weight isn't everything. Feeling good about yourself and keeping your body healthy is what's really important.
So here it is, my New Year's Resolutions!
1. Get involved more. I have the winter blues that cause me to stay in bed all day, only getting up for necessary things. I want to get more involved not only on my campus but also in my own life. This means participating when my husband is cooking, seeing my friends more and getting out of the house!
2. Just say "NO". I have a really difficult time saying no to people. I can admit that I am a serious pushover and that saying no is one of the hardest things that I try to do. Saying no is a powerful thing, but saying no without apologizing after...yes that is my main goal.
3. Face your fears. I am terrified of sharks, and heights, and spiders, and clowns, and mirrors, and of the dark. It's clear that there are a lot of things that frighten me. I really want to gain some courage and stop acting like the lion from The Wizard of Oz. My plan is to do something that both terrifies me and excites me at the same time. Will I swim with sharks? Go parasailing? Let a giant tarantula climb on me? Stay tuned!
4. Stop apologizing and being so timid. Even though I am 26(yes I know I look 18) I am the most timid and apologetic person that I know. I walk into offices with my hands folded in front of me, taking quiet steps with little to no confidence. I want to walk into every room like I own it! I want to rock every space that I am in so much that they can't forget that I was there. I also really want to stop apologizing when it's not needed, because I probably say the words "I'm sorry" at least 10 times a day.
5. Remember the bright side. I have been really good about seeing the bright side in situations, after I have already become upset and turned beat red. I want to focus my energy on the fact that everything happens for a reason instead of dwelling on the negative!
6. Keep doing things now, and apologizing later. I love this concept. I believe in standing up for what's right regardless of the consequences (can we say rebel?) There have been a few times in my life that I have taken care of before asking permission. Sometimes you just need to cross some boundaries to succeed. After all where would we be if the people in our past hadn't lived the same way?
7. Limit time on the computer. Blogging and YouTube are my outlet, and my life. I have noticed however that I have stopped going outside and exploring! Even though we live in an apartment there are still so many other places in the area that we can explore. Plymouth Plantation is only 30 minutes away and I've only been there once. Simply put, I need to get out more.
8. Travel. I love to travel. I love packing my suit case and carry on and jetting off. I enjoy discovering new states, new cities, new towns and one day new countries! I have my passport now and have plans on studying in Greece!
9. Make healthier choices. I need to read more to fuel my mind. I need to choose healthier options to fuel my body. I need to read more of the bible and go to church to fuel my spirit.
10. Dress your age. It takes as much time to throw on a nice blouse as it does a frumpy sweatshirt. I have been really good about dressing nice, however I have had a few more bum days than I had planned.
11. Always be the bigger person. When it comes to confrontation I am the girl who is cowering in the corner or quietly sneaking away. I have learned that in a tough situation it is best to settle things in the most mature and adult way possible. However with this being said, only apologize if you have something to apologize for. Never say that you are sorry just to make someone else happy.
12. Let go of the people who bring negativity into your life. This has taken me a really long time, and to be honest for the past 26 years I have failed. I have learned that surrounding yourself with negative people brings negative things in your life. Likewise surrounding yourself with positive people brings really amazing positivity. Needless to say, I only allow myself to be surrounded by empowering, inspirational and positive people.
What are your New Year's Resolutions? Let me know in the comments below!