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  • Writer's pictureJamie Jamitkowski

On New Year’s Resolutions

We all do it. Every year we make a goal, practical or not, and we commit to achieving it for the New Year. Sometimes these goals are as simple as: not eating carbs, working out 2x per week, not swearing, cutting down on sugar, etc. Sometimes we, as humans, create more unattainable goals, and the busyness of life takes over and we then feel upset that we couldn’t see them through.

If you are one of the people making small goals or big ones, at least you are making goals! Some people aren’t there yet, and that’s ok. But I am here to give all of you some advice. Instead of focusing on tangible goals that will make you richer, skinnier, prettier, why not focus on simple areas of your life that you can work on on a daily basis.

Here are some examples:

  1. Call your parents more often, they love to hear from you.

  2. Call your siblings, talk about the fun things you did as kids together.

  3. Spend more time with your pets instead of going out. Their world revolves around you and they cherish your time together.

  4. Go to bed early and get solid rest. You’ll be so thankful in the morning.

  5. Put your phone in another room while you sleep. This way you won’t be tempted to check it every few minutes. You deserve some peace and a break from social media.

  6. Take your vitamins.

  7. Wash your face and moisturize every night.

  8. Read more. Let your imagination run wild. Get sucked into someone else’s story and take a little break from the chaos of your own.

  9. Most importantly, remember to forgive yourself every day. You are only doing the best you can, and life isn’t easy. Give yourself a pat on the back and remind yourself that no one does a better job at being YOU than you.

  10. Do something kind for a friend with no expectations in return.

If you follow all of these, I guarantee you’ll receive more out of your life than if your only goal was to skip the slice of pizza or 2nd coffee of the day. Without positive mental health, you can’t achieve positive physical health, so remember that taking care of your mind, body, and spirit comes hand in hand.

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