This January, start the year with an empty jar and fill it with a note of a good thing that happened each week. On New Year’s Eve, empty it and read about the amazing year that you had.
The start of a new year always brings a resolve to change things in our life. It could be a small change (“I will wear lipstick more often”) or a big change (“I promise to go to the gym five times a week this coming year”).
I’ve learned over the years to make more tangible resolutions. Be more specific. Instead of telling yourself you’ll find your gym membership card over 250 times in 2017, be realistic and more general. Why not start with “I will take a walk during my lunch hour”? Before you know it, you’ve started a habit of walking and you might find yourself enjoying it. Plus, you won’t have to keep track of where your gym membership card is.
I read a post on Facebook today about resolutions, which I will summarize here:
Boy #1: I’m gonna run a 5K and eat a paleo diet.
Girl #1: I want to graduate with a 4.0 and land my dream internship.
Girl #2: I want to be more kind to myself.
Boy #1 and Girl #1: Yes, you got this! What a great idea!
See, your resolutions don’t have to all be about physical changes or new foods to eat. But they should affect YOU in some way. Be nice to a stranger. Be kind to yourself. Live with intention. Be present. Seek clarity. Be charitable. Be strong and courageous. Don’t be afraid to wear a tiara. Grow. Be healthy. Be true to yourself. Accomplish something. Commit.
Here’s my wish for you (and me) today: Wishing you 12 months of success. 52 weeks of laughter. 365 days of fun. 8,760 hours of joy. 525,600 minutes of positive blessings. 31,536,000 seconds of happiness.
Here’s another post found on Facebook today. It’s true for me today. To the people who love me, I want you to know how grateful I am that you are in my life. Thank you.