Amidst all the parties, dancing, “happy new year-ing”, people seem to believe New Years is the prime time to make a change in your life. In order to make a change for yourself, you need to be ready for it. It doesn’t just come with a new year. If you truly want to make a resolution, you need to be ready. Before I continue, I need to make it a point that there is nothing wrong with not being prepared for change right now, don’t push yourself to do something you’re not really ready for. Theres nothing wrong with needing more time, it just means you still have growing to do.
Now, I thought I’d share some of my personal resolutions,
1. Focus on myself more.
While big changes happened for me in 2016, too much of my year was focused solely on taking care of other people. This is the time to focus and re-center. 2017 is so full of possibility and growth, don’t allow people around you to hinder that, no matter the reason.
2. Let go of insecurity.
Too many times have I stopped myself from doing, saying, or wearing something because of any number of insecurities. Like, “If I say that I’ll sound dumb or strange” or “I cant wear that outfit because people will stare and judge”. It is time to stop holding yourself back. It is time to allow yourself the freedom to speak your mind, wear what you want, and openly express emotion without fear of judgement or rejection.
3. Volunteer or help the community/ environment more.
The world around you constantly needs a hand in any situation. Wether it be helping at a shelter or volunteering with kids or going to some sort of cleanup, its important to think about the earth around us. It’s what keeps us alive.
4. Meet new people.
This is a resolution for me every year. I am so inspired by people’s stories and art. I think it is one of the most beautiful things about people. Meeting new people and making new friends is one of the best ways (in my opinion) to stay inspired.
Happy 2017, everyone. Let’s get it.