The time has come to reflect on the year we are leaving behind and prepare for the New Year to come. 2017 is full of possibilities, opportunities, growth and, if you want to, you can make it your happiest year yet. Here are 4 unique and inspirational New Year’s resolutions that you can stick to.
2017 is the year to stop holding back. No more second guessing yourself. No more questioning your every desire and ultimately deciding to take the safe route. Is there something that you have been wanting to do for a long time, but you think it is unrealistic and out of reach? Perhaps you want a more fulfilling career. Maybe you want to go travel the world, or maybe you just want to finally lose that extra weight you’ve been carrying around. Well this is the year to do it. Stop daydreaming about a better job and go find one! Don’t settle for pictures of the Eiffel Tower, go see it! And put a stop to the endless cycle of starting and stopping diet and exercise programs. It’s time to commit and go after all those things you’ve always wanted to do.
What is it that drives you? What really makes you tick? When a certain subject comes up, do you become passionate and enthralled? THAT is what you should be doing with your life. Set a goal to wake up every morning because you want to and because you are excited about the day that lies ahead. Wake up every morning knowing that you get to do something you really care about that day. Wake up to a calling, not an alarm.
In between chasing these goals we have for ourselves is a little thing called life, and it is meant to be enjoyed. While going after our New Year’s resolutions is important, it is paramount that we enjoy the process rather than simply waiting for the end result. If you cannot find happiness in the valleys of life, you will not find it at the peaks either. So, continue striving for a better you and a better life, but remember to enjoy the process. Stop concerning yourself with the life you don’t have and focus on the good things about the life you are already living.
Some resolutions may be all about physical health. This one, however, focuses more on your mental health. It happens to all of us; you jump onto social media and immediately begin to think less of yourself because you start comparing your life to others. We think he has it all together and her life is perfect. But what we don’t see is the behind the scenes action where her life is just as messy as yours, and his life is a lot more challenging than it may seem. Social media can be a gift and a curse all at the same time, but it is time to stop comparing your life to the highlight reels of others. Whether this means taking a break from all social media, or just being more mindful of your reaction to it, it is time to stop the comparisons in 2017. Because comparison truly is the thief of joy.
We hope these inspirational New Year’s resolutions will help to make 2017 your healthiest and happiest year yet! Happy New Year!