At the end of every year, I use to have a mini breakdown trying to think of what I had achieved that year. About ten years ago I got real serious about my New Years resolutions. I would come up with three things I wanted to achieve. I would commit myself to them during the year and achieve at least two of the things on my list. My goals were never grand but I would choose things that were important to me, whether it be finishing a course, getting my license or saving money.
At the end of the year when I would reflect on what I had achieved, I knew I could always come up with at least two things to challenge me and having two goals ticked off was always a comfort to me.
I’ve had a few days now to think about my New Year Resolutions. This year, I want to focus more on life and the type of person I want to be, rather than ticking things off my list.
Here is my New Year’s Resolution List for 2016:
Stay Positive – Being positive is my coping mechanism. Being positive always pulls me through. It can be a struggle to stay positive all the time and that’s why it’s on my list.
Breathe More – Someone who is relaxed takes more breaths per minute than someone who is stressed.
Listen – I want to pay attention more to family and friends when they speak so they know they’ve been heard. Everybody wants to feel heard.
Guilt Free – I feel bad or guilty a lot of the time. Things that are out of my control and have nothing to do with me – it feels like extra baggage I really don’t need to be carrying.
Enjoy Life – Not getting stressed or upset over things that won’t matter next week.
Declutter – It’s really therapeutic to clean out what you don’t need. It’s something I’m not good at which is why I need to work on it in 2016.
Be Grateful – I’ve recently started writing down before I go to bed each night what I’m grateful for and why. It amazes me at how many things I can come up with in one day. My list is never the same. There’s nothing better to think of before going to sleep than what you’re most grateful for.
Never Stop Believing – In myself.
The year is what we make of it so let’s make 2016 a good one.
So readers, tell me do you have New Year resolutions? What are your resolutions for 2016?