For the past few years I haven’t made a New Year’s resolution because I knew I wouldn’t stick to it. I mean most of the time I can hardly remember what day of the week it is so how could I remember what what I told myself I was going to do on the first day of the new year. I know that the simple solution to this would be to write it down and put it some place where I’d look at it every day and not forget, but I don’t have one of those places. But this year, since I’ll be adult-ing in about 5 months, I figured I’d better begin this process. I’m not planning to do anything that would a drastic change to my lifestyle, like going to the gym so I don’t have twig arms anymore – though that would be nice – instead I’m making a resolution to be more selfish so I can do more of the things I want to do.
I want to write on my blog more. As you may have noticed, my writing was infrequent even when I said I would be posting more. I want to start posting something at least once a week. I want to experience more in a variety of ways. I want to participate in more events around my community and do more things with my boyfriend and dog. But all this means I need to make time for my self which can be hard for me to do when I feel like I have a million things to do for school and around the house. It’s also hard to take time for my self when I want to make others happy and make sure that they’re taken care of first. So this year I’m making a strong push to basically be more selfish and do the things I want to do. Now granted, school and homework do come first, but if there’s something I want to do on the weekend and I’m just lounging around at home then I’m going to go because I want to. If I want to sit down and write about something, then I’m going to sit down and write something.
So this year, my resolution is to focus on me. But I’m not planning on turning into some crazy, selfish person in a bad way but rather in a way that helps to remind me that I need to make myself happy before I make others happy. If you don’t have a resolution, or have already given up on yours (don’t worry, your dentist will forgive you for not flossing), then I encourage you to focus on a “flaw” you may have. Like if you don’t like the way you look, but don’t want to make a resolution to go to the gym (or you’ve already given up on that), then I encourage you to find something positive about you every week and work that feature. Make this year about improving a non-tangible thing about you. You are a work in progress and the only person who can make you better…is you.