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The Creation of New Years Resolutions

I know, I know, I know.  This should have been posted, like, two weeks ago.

For some reason, I have no desire to create resolutions until it is practically the New Year.

New Years Resolutions are hard. I mean, let’s be honest. They are. Personally, I get burned out by the third week and rarely pick them back up again, settling back into habits I swore I would break.

Screen Shot 2017-01-01 at 4.16.42 PM.pngThank goodness, happiness is not directly influenced by the promises I made to myself that I never seem to keep.

If 2016 taught me anything, it is to focus on more enriching resolutions than the surface-level stuff that bogs me down. (I am so tired of getting depressed when I go over my resolution list from the year before.)

I always get swamped with thoughts like: “yeah I should eat healthier” or “I wanna lose weight” or “stop biting my nails…”

I never seem to pick stuff with real substance.  So, I chose to be less surface-level.

Such as: spending more time with friends.  Sending encouraging, loving messages to my friends and family on the regular.  Being more appreciative and thankful.  Talking less. Listening more.  Being more optimistic, less pessimistic.

 

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