I want to start this post by saying I strongly believe in addressing things as they arise. I don’t believe in waiting to improve. That being said, I do think it is important to set New Years Resolutions or resolutions any time of the year. I suggest making some short term resolutions first, as it can seem rather daunting to make long term resolutions. I believe in taking baby steps. If you you set a goal to reach by 2018, break it down into smaller goals that will help you reach that really big goal. By breaking your goals down you will feel more accomplished and more motivated to continue. Below are a couple of my recent resolutions:
- Pamper Myself
I learned a lot from posting every day during the month of December. I really challenged myself and I learned that I can survive 70-80 hour work weeks. I’m so proud of that, and it was incredibly rewarding. However, I also learned how important it is to take time for myself. I didn’t sacrifice time for my loved ones, I didn’t sacrifice time at my work, and I didn’t sacrifice decent sleep. What I did sacrifice was time for myself. Eventually I learned that if I take 30 minutes a day to have tea, take a bubble bath, or read I was 10x more productive, in a better mood, and overall felt healthier. It helped me to schedule that time and I plan on keeping that up through 2017.
2. Be Present
I’m a multitakser, and although that’s a great quality it can also be damaging. I realized that the only time I sat down this month and only did one thing, was when I went to get my nails done. That was only because it’s kind of impossible to be on my laptop or phone when I’m getting my nails done. Multitasking is not necessarily bad until it gets in the way of being present. I’m making an effort to get off my phone and laptop when I’m around people I love.
I hope all of you have a peaceful, successful, and happy 2017!!! Thank you for all the love and support this month. Like I said, posting every day was a challenge but so incredible at the same time.