New Years is always the perfect opportunity for me to look back on the past year and look forward to the upcoming year. It’s always crazy to see how much my life has changed; who I started the year with and who I’m ending it with, what I planned do to that I didn’t and what happened completely unexpectedly.
Every year we make resolutions, some that we keep and some that we don’t. Here are some resolutions that I want to embrace in 2016 and you should, too.
- The Cliché “Be Healthier”
This is a no-brainer. No matter if you achieved your health goals last year or not, everyone always wants to better themselves.
- Be smarter with my money
After an expensive Christmas, I decided that this year I want to be smarter with my money and save-up more. I took on my very first car payment this year and probably lost about $400 to Dunkin Donuts.
- Treat myself more
Although I do want to save, I also want to treat myself more. I want to save my money for things I really want rather than wasting it on coffee or food or a shirt I’m going to wear once.
- Manage my time better
I had a busy schedule this year and I think it took a lot out of me. I want to make sure I put “free time” on my schedule in 2016.
- Stop trying to please everyone
I’m a people pleaser, guilty. I like to do things that make other people happy, which isn’t a bad quality. But I think I let this get the best of me this year. It got to the point that it genuinely bothered me when anyone was mad or didn’t agree with me. I learned that it’s okay to do what you want and it’s okay if you’re not everyone’s favorite person. Never compromise what you want or need just to appease others, the loyal people in your life will completely understand.
- Devote my time to the people that value me
Pretty self explanatory—I want to put my time and energy into those who are and have always been there for me in 2016.
Be more thankful—all the time
During the holiday season it’s all love and gifts and family time, everyone giving thanks for this, that and the other thing. This year I want to be more thankful all the time.