I know I’m a little late, but it’s better late than never, right?!?
I’m not one to set New Years resolutions. I don’t see the point really. I’m a strong believer in always working to better yourself and setting goals. If you’re not moving forward, you’re not doing anything to better yourself in my opinion!
Anyways, this year I decided to think and write out everything I plan on working on. You can call them resolutions, but I’d rather call them goals…even though they are kind of the same thing.
Saying Thank You – I think this is so important in life. Thanking someone, even for the smallest gesture is huge in my book. I never know what someone is going through that day, or if they don’t feel appreciated at that moment in time. It makes people feel better about themselves, and I truly am thankful for the majority of people I come in contact with. To the checker who checked me out at Target, thank you! To the security guard at the airport that tells me I can’t park there, I’m so sorry and thank you! To anyone, thank you! It makes me feel good as a person, and I’m sure it makes others feel appreciated!
Self Care – This is something that is really hard to measure. Self care means something different to everyone, and it’s not always the same everyday. I really want to set time aside for myself every once in a while and work on me. Taking a relaxing bath, sneaking in a nap or even cuddling up in bed with a good book might be just what I need sometimes!
Read More – I guess this goes a long with self-care, but it’s still something I want to work on this year. I use to read several books a month, but lately I can’t find the time. I want to make time, because there are no excuses! I feel like finishing a book is such a huge accomplishment, and there really is no better feeling than that!
Unplug More – This will be a hard one for me since I love being on my phone and in tune with my social media accounts. I really think it’s important to unplug and unwind. Again, this might fall into the Self Care category, but I feel it needs to be addressed on its own. Social media consumes so much of our daily lives, its good to touch base back into reality once in a while.
Treating Others with Respect – This might be common sense, but it really isn’t if you step back and think about it. Look at Facebook…how many times have you posted something only have someone jump down your throat in disagreement? That’s not respectful in any way, shape or form. There is a way to agree to disagree without being disrespectful. I’m pretty open-minded and actually pride myself in being able to see things from others points of views, but some people can’t, and sometimes I might even come across as rude or judgmental. I want to stop that. I want to be able to be respect others views more than I do now, and I want to be able to listen better. Differences make the world go round, and I need to show that I’m totally ok and open to that!
Sacrifice – This might sound or come across as odd to some people. I want to learn how to make sacrifices for those I love. I’m not good at not getting my way, and I want to work on that. I just got married, and I think it’s only fair to learn how to budge a little more. My husband would probably appreciate it!
Communication – I need to learn how to communicate better. This is something I’ve been working on for years. I’m normally an open book, but sometimes I don’t open up and express myself, which isn’t very healthy. I want to continue to work on my communication, and get better at not expecting those around me to know whats going on.
I hope if you have any goals for this new year, that you really try to push yourself to reach them! There is nothing to lose!
Happy New Year!!