I’ve been reading a lot of posts claiming that New Year’s Resolutions are bullshit. They talk about how people come up with a crazy list of huge expectations and abandon then them by January 2, January 31, etc.
I disagree. I think it’s important to set resolutions — how else are you supposed to grow as a person and keep track of that growth? I think that December 31st is a great time to speak your intentions aloud, so that the new year is infused with your hopes but I think it’s also important to keep yourself accountable. Re-read these resolutions in February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December. Celebrate what you achieve, make plans for what you don’t! Accountability and sustainability are the hardest part of making New Year’s Resolutions — but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make them at all.
That being said, here are my new year’s resolutions:
1) Stop allowing my outward appearance affect my inner peace.
2) Make space.
3) Communicate with loved ones.
4) Stop spending money frivolously.
5) Commit to the healthy eating lifestyle that I have been craving.