10. In my opinion, one of the most overused New Year's resolutions is to fall in love. Personally, I don't think your goal for a year should be to make your life better by bringing someone else into it. I think you need to find what makes you happy when it's just you before you rely on someone else to bring some happiness into your hours. My advise is to start with yourself and then worry about having a relationship. After all, the best things come when you least expect them.
9. Not that losing weight is a bad goal to have, but it gets cliche when ninety-five percent of people don't follow through. If you really want to change your body, you do have to commit to the plan that you have. However, I would advise you to pick a different aspect to work on in your life because as Meghan Trainor inspirationally sings, "I'm all about that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble."
8. The simple goal of "becoming rich" is not really an attainable goal with that wording, but believe it or not, many people state those two words as their resolution. First off, I don't think it makes sense to simply want to become rich without having any means of doing so. Second, money is great and all, but in my life, I want to have a career to really earn that money. Where's the drive in a resolution like that?
7. This one is a bit better than the previous: get promoted. With a plan like I talked (or typed) about yesterday, this goal could be very attainable, and it also supports bettering your life on your own terms. Not only is this a very professional goal, but it also could improve your overall quality of life. So, become that manager, editor, or coach this year!
6. It really is important to want to constantly be improving, so mastering a sports or work skill could end up being a good resolution. If you're a baseball player, you might want to work on your swing, and if you're a ballerina, you might want to get that quadruple pirouette that you've been landing on some occasions and not others. So, though this resolution could be considered overused, it could be a good one if you stick to it.
5. Quitting a bad habit could really be imperative to your health, so using it as a resolution could be a bit of an understatement. Still, refusing a cigarette or another glass of wine can really be a good thing. Like many resolutions, however, these kind are often forgotten two days into the New Year, so they end up as jokes. Don't let your case be another one of those and really kick your habit's butt in 2015.
4. Having a positive attitude is wonderful, but choosing it as your resolution must be a commitment. Choosing to look at a glass half full can really improve your life. For instance, a bad day at work could be looked at as simply making you stronger, or a speeding ticket can make you thankful that you didn't end up in a car accident because of a destructive decision. Just make sure that from January to December, you think positive thoughts.
3. Keeping things fresh by learning to do something new is a great resolution! Take a pottery class or go see a type of movie you've never seen before. This way, you're experiencing something different, and you'll probably end up meeting new people. Who knows, you could end up finding love or losing weight just by trying something new in 2015!
2. Being charitable is one of the best things you can commit to in a New Year. Not only do you yourself feel good about doing something for others, but less fortunate people truly benefit from something you do. Examples of how you can be charitable in 2015 are as follows: donate to Pencils of Promise, which builds schools in Africa, volunteer at a local YMCA, find a pet shelter to help out at, or simply babysit a child that you think needs a good role model.
1. The last resolution I will mention is to just BE HAPPY. Of course, being happy positively affects you, but also when you're happy, it tends to rub off on others. Sending out smiles, laughs, and compliments make you and the people around you feel simply great. So, I dare you in 2015 to put on a smile even when you don't want to, laugh at the corny joke that that guy in your chemistry class says, and compliment someone's shoes.
2015 is not unlike any other impending New Year. There are about a million resolutions that people are flaunting all over the place, and Twitter is full of posts like “If we’re not on good terms at 11:59 on the 31st, you’re out of my life.”
What does all that mean, though? Does everything in the world really change when the clock chimes twelve? The answer is no, not without some change in you.
What I mean by this is a lot of people say they’re going to make a lot of changes when January 1st rolls around. The thing is that a lot of these resolutions get forgotten in the excitement of the ball dropping, and when we all wake up on the first day of the year, we’re exactly the same as we were when we went to bed.
How do we change this vicious cycle of wanting to evolve and change yet never actually getting there? Basically, it’s hard work, and like most people, I have not by any means mastered the art. But, I do have some tips that might help us all make that change that we want to see in 2015.
Set a Goal: This part is really important for obvious reasons. First, you need to figure out what’s going to make you happy. What bothered you about your 2014 days? If you found yourself being negative a lot, maybe your goal is to have a more positive attitude. If you couldn’t seem to master a skill in your sport, your goal may be to get better in that skill.
Create a Plan: Now that you have a goal, you need to make a plan. I think this is the most skipped over step, and it’s pretty crucial part of your resolution. There’s absolutely no way to complete your goal if you just sit around dreaming about it. If your goal is to lose weight (which I advise again; just listen to “All About that Bass”), then you need to figure out an exercise and eating schedule to follow.
Follow Said Plan: Yeah, yeah, I know this is obvious again, but it’s important! Work up some will-power and follow that diet or avoid negativity. This is kind of the hard part because it requires actual work. Writing a goal and plan down is easy, but actually following through can be pretty difficult.
Surround Yourself With Support: Doing something without support is hard for anyone, so you need to find friends that are going to help you out. Keep in mind that you need to accomplish your goal and you’re not looking for someone to do the work for you. Instead, you want friends around you that will provide emotional support.
Keep Your Goal in Mind: Throughout the New Year, you need to remember your goal. Most likely, you’re not going to pick something that will happen instantly. Therefore, you need to keep your goal in the back of your head (or the front depending on the time). If you do this, then your goal will be much more attainable.
What is your New Year’s resolution this year, and how do you plan to end 2015 differently than 2014? Happy kommenting :)
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