New Year, New Beginnings01.05.2012Welcome to 2012 everyone! Ive been taking a few days to adjust to the 2 at the end of the date and to organize my thoughts on this upcoming year. When I think about the new year, obviously a first thought is about resolutions. Generally, I think resolutions are a great way to just let yourself down. Mostly because people tend to make outrageous claims like, this year I will work out every day! Im sorry, but no you wont. That just isnt even within the realm of possibility, so stop kidding yourself. I do, however, think resolutions can be a great way to help myself grow, if appropriate goals are set. Thus, I have compiled a list of a few things I resolve to work on this semester, as well as the rest of the year:
1) Try to relax a little more without feeling guilty.
Ive got a tendency to think I need to be working all the time, trying to improve some aspect of my life or completing something that will further my career. Just because there are opportunities out there does not mean I have to do every single one of them. This year, I resolve to take a chill pill occasionally and just let myself have some guilt-free fun-time
stop being a workaholic.
2) Related to number 1: Just take the stress meter down a notch.
I need to remember that the world will not end if something doesnt go as planned. I resolve be try to be less neurotic about things that dont actually matter that much in the long run.
3) Appreciate the people in my life more often and more openly.
Its important to let people know you care about them, ya dig?
4) Do what makes me happy with people who make me happy.
Why should I continue to waste my time doing things I hate because I feel obligated? And surrounding myself with good people will undoubtedly lead to a better year.
5) Work hard and never settle.
In every aspect of life. Work. Relationships. Leisure. Lifes too short to spend it in a less-than ideal way.
Okay. So, there are a few of my resolutions. If they sound like a self-help book or an inspirational quote calendar, well, thats okay. That might be where I got the idea. At any rate, where they came from doesnt really matter. What does, though, is that a new year is a chance at a new beginning. At a year that can and will be better than the last, and Im going to take every opportunity to make sure its nothing less than wonderful.