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The Obligatory New Year’s Resolutions Post – 2015

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I can’t remember what year it was that I made one New Year’s resolution. I think it was freshman, sophomore…maybe junior year of college?

I made the resolution to make better decisions every single day. Whether that involved eating a salad instead of pizza, removing myself from parasitic or damaging relationships, or simply not leaving a research paper until the last minute, my resolution carried into all areas of my life and made me more aware of my everyday decisions and how they were affecting me.

More recently, the topic of New Year’s resolutions came up while I was at Christmas dinner with my friends. While my resolutions aren’t about losing weight or eating healthier, they are built around the same ideas that these kinds of resolutions, and even my aforementioned resolution was; my resolutions are about self-improvement.

And here’s the other thing about my New Year’s resolutions: I only have two.

Save more money.

I’m putting myself on a strict budget as soon as January 1 hits. I began saving up a lot towards the end of the year, and putting plans into place to save up even more. But part of the way in which I will achieve my second resolution is dependent on this resolution. Unfortunately, I need money to do some of the things I want to do, some of the things that will make me happiest, and it’s time I start saving more to do those things.

Do things for myself that make me happy.

The things I do for myself should make me feel good and bring me joy. They shouldn’t stress me out or make me so anxious that I’m losing sleep. I shouldn’t be doing them because I feel like I have to or I’m expected to. I should do them because I want to. And with that, I should stop being so scared to make decisions that will positively affect my happiness. I have a feeling that 2015 will be the year of big decisions, and I’m nervous, but excited for it.

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What are your New Year’s resolutions?

10 thoughts on “The Obligatory New Year’s Resolutions Post – 2015

  1. I didn’t think I had one, but my New Year’s resolution is to develop a routine..a morning routine to be exact. I’m not a creature of habit so this is going to be a challenge

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    1. I think morning routines are really important because they can help set the tone for the whole day. While I don’t give myself as much time as I used to in the mornings, I still have a good routine and I think it helps keep me on track for the rest of the day.

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  2. I never make resolutions either, since I always already have a billion goals/plans for things I’m working on. 😛 I am all for continual self-improvement, and am definitely with you on both of those! :]

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    1. Yes, I hear you – goals are something I have year-round! Glad the two resolutions I’ve chosen have resonated with you. Here’s to a great 2015!

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    1. That’s a great resolution! Sometimes it’s difficult to deal with things head-on, so I think that’s a great place to start.

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    1. Thanks, Roberta! That’s a great word to focus on for the year, especially since all of your goals can be tied to the positivity of that word. Here’s to hoping that you flourish in all you do!

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