The tradition of making New Years resolutions has been around for ages and practiced by many different cultures. Some say they are silly, others can’t seem to begin a new year without setting at least one. Either way, who can argue with the value of a concept that causes one to reflect on self-improvement each year? I surely can’t.
Check out some of the resolutions our very own team made for the 2017 year. Get ready to be inspired!
“I am establishing a more consistent meditation practice by meditating at least 5 minutes a day, 3 days a week. Research studies on mindfulness and meditation has really expanded and the neuroscience behind it is nothing short of incredible. I’m looking forward to less anxiety and more contentment in the New Year!” – Maddie
“I resolve to start having more “digital detox” moments with friends. Less phones at dinners and get togethers.” – Jonathon
“My resolution is to be positive in my own life and be a positive influence in the lives of others. I want to listen better, volunteer more often, and encourage others more while learning to see the best in things.” – Lindsey
“To be cleaner on the inside (looking at you, sugar!) and to listen more to others.” – Izzi
“It’s always been a dream of mine to be able to lace up some sneakers and go out for a run but I’ve never been able to find the motivation or stamina to do it. I plan to change that this year. I just started a running program and am signing up for a 5K in March to keep me motivated. On a less tangible note, I resolve to take a moment out of each day to reflect on my good fortunes.” – Sophie
“More times than I’d like to admit, I find myself apologizing for not staying in touch with friends and family due to life being “so crazy or too busy”. I resolve to take the time & make more of an effort to stay in better touch with the amazing people in my life who aren’t as easy to stay connected to as they once were. Friends move across the country. You move away from others. Families are born & finding time for each other becomes harder. Life surely won’t become any less crazy so no need to wait for it to have more “time” to reconnect. Time is now.” – Katie
So, go on. Make a resolution for self-improvement of any kind. Just make sure it really means something to you & that it’s achievable. Little wins lead to great success!