“I’m going to lose weight this year.”
“I’m not going to eat a single chocolate bar all year.”
“I’m going to run a mile every day this year.”
“I’m not going to drink soda all year.”
These are just a few of the “New Year’s Resolutions” that I have attempted over the years. Some were successful, and well, others…. not so much 😉 Are these resolutions are bad? NO! Are there better resolutions that I could make? Probably!
Most of the New Year’s Resolutions that I have heard of involve fitness goals, health related topics, and physical challenges. Some of them include organization or attempts to cut spending. These are great things, but I think 2016 has more for us.
This year, I challenge YOU to make a New Year’s Resolution that doesn’t make you thinner, more popular, or wealthier. I challenge you to make a New Year’s Resolution that makes you a BETTER person.
Here are a few ideas 🙂 In 2016, I will:
- Write in a journal everyday.
- Take 10 minutes to myself everyday.
- Be more observational in my day to day activities.
- Live in the moment and be open to “non-scheduled” events.
- Take mental pictures instead of selfies.
- Replace 1 negative thought with 1 positive thought everyday.
- Have at least 1 meaningful conversation each day.
- Plan intentional face-to-face conversations at least once a week.
- Do 1 kind thing for someone else everyday.
- Recognize judgmental thoughts and replace them.
Happy New Year, friends. Thank you for reading my last post for 2015!