It’s a new year and new you, right? So let’s make it a personal mission to make 2016 even better than 2015.
The whole point of new year resolutions is to give you an idea of what accomplishments you want to make that will better your growth. For some people, it’s easy to know what they want to focus on. For others, it’s a bit more difficult. We always hear general ides, like “grind more,” or “be a better person,” but what does that really mean? How do you go about it? We’ll LC is here to give a couple pointers.
Here’s a list of some resolutions that anyone can execute to make sure this year is a success.
1. Better health- Your body is your temple and you should treat it as such. Taking care of your health is one of the most important goals anyone should focus on whether it’s a new year, or not. It doesn’t have to be a dramatic change in diet, but something significant. Taking the stairs instead of the elevator is simple and effective. Replace your regular sweet indulgences of ice cream and candy with healthier choices (yogurt, nuts, cranberries, and fruits). They taste yummy and just as filling.
2. Upgrade wardrobe- Though it depends on personal style, upgrading your wardrobe can make you feel brand new. It goes hand in hand with the old saying, “When you look better, you feel better.” You don’t have to pay a million bucks, to look like it, either. Visit some consignment shops in your area to see what pieces they might have. These shops are sometimes better than other options because they often carry second hand name brand, high quality clothes for more reasonable price. But if thrifting isn’t your thing, don’t be ashamed to explore the sale sections of your favorite stores. They might carry the off season stuff, but it’s at a reduced price for you to rock when it comes back around.
3. More money- Right about now is the perfect transition into a humungous topic that’s on everyone’s mind. Money, money, money. Everyone wants more and while’s it’s impossible to snap our fingers and get it for the majority, maintaining what you do have is key. It’s all about budgeting. Focus more on the need and less on the want. You want new shoes, but you need to pay your phone bill. You want to take a trip with your friends, but you need to pay Sallie Mae. The more you focus on taking care of your priorities, the more you will see your money add up to the point where you can afford to splurge A LITTLE on the new Yeezy’s. Just find your balance and the rest will fall into place.
4. Health relationships- Everyone wants love. Whether it’s from a spouse or neighbor, it’s appreciated. However, remember you are the company you keep. 2016 is suppose to be about change. It could be a boy/girlfriend, an everyday acquaintance, or just a nosey co-worker. If you surround yourself with the same negative energy from 2015, what do you think is going to change this year? This is the time to recognize the health relationships you have and maintaining those, while you take note of the unproductive ones that are holding you back.
5. Clean house- The phrase, “A cluttered house is a cluttered mind” could not be more accurate. It’s a scientific fact that looking around at a messy environment can bring down energy levels and increase frustration. There’s enough to worry about in everyday life. Why make something simple like a messy house one? It can be the garage you’ve been meaning to organize for the last month or even your dorm room. Your house is your sanctuary away from the chaos of the outside world. Take the time to clean it regularly and you will feel the stress lift from your shoulders.
Those are just a couple ideas to get the ball rolling. Apply those, make your own, whatever! As long as you do what you need to do to make sure you come out on top in the new year.