As much as we always want to say “new year, new me,” how factual is that statement considering the clock had just struck twelve and only one second of the year has gone by? And aside from how factual that statement is, how much of us do we really want to change? We always forget that although we may have a few or even more bad days than good days the year before those bad days don’t define you nor matter more than your good days.
As I reflect on 2017 the second day into 2018, I think it’s important to create resolutions that don’t necessarily make me a “new person” but a better person and healthier person: emotionally and physically. Here are 8 of my New Years Resolutions for 2018:
- Take my road rage down a notch . . . like 100 feet down to the underground. – As much as friends may see that I seemed contained sometimes when it comes to certain social situations but when I am behind a wheel, all hell breaks loose. So I hope that this year when I drive, my comments slowly dissipate.
- Go to bed at a regular hour. – Last year, I basically had no sleep schedule and my body suffered the consequences with feeling groggy in the morning and skin breakouts.
- Drink more water. – Since sixth grade, I have suffered from acne severely throughout the years to this day. What I realized this year is that water may not necessarily clear acne entirely but it helps your skin become healthier which helps a lot more alongside ointments and creams you use to keep your skin young and healthy.
- Don’t rage text but instead sit out and don’t respond until the day after. – Sometimes things seem worse in the heat of the moment, so don’t let your rage speak for itself. If it means you need to respond a day later, do that. You’ll be a lot calmer and level-headed after the storm blows over.
- Start an expense journal. – Sometimes I think I should treat myself every day but as much as it is important to treat yourself after a hard week, it’s also important to make sure you’re not throwing money away especially if you’ve already spent xx amount on a juice or savory grilled cheese.
- Stop stressing. – To this day, I stress about every little thing. From my job to social interactions. This will be the year that I hope to learn that it’s important to let go, and let God.
- Never stop working towards being a better you but don’t lose yourself in the process. – Last year, when I faced a setback from acting out of character, it became something that consumed my life day in a day out. I think that as much as we strive to be better people day in and day out, it’s also important to not let one setback define your life.
- Be consistent. – Every year, I have preached to friends about whether it may be pursuing a dream career or even like me writing a blog, it’s just as important not only writing quality content but also being consistent so that people who are following know your schedule and know the regularity rather than sporadic posts. Regular posts definitely have more retention than sporadic posts.
These are my resolutions for 2018, what’s yours? Comment below and Happy New Year!