Many articles about the tradition of New Year’s Resolutions referenced the same concerns for 2016, so I thought I would take this moment to comment on the internet’s Top 10. Here goes...
1. Travel More
This is definitely something I would like to do in 2016. Since Luis and I opened Twenty Sided Store, we have not had a chance to go on a real vacation. I would love to visit Machu Picchu.
2. Listen to My Favorite Music More
I have been listening to this amazing radio station out of Seattle Washington - KEXP. John in the Morning has introduced me to so much new music in 2015, and I can’t wait to see what he has in store for 2016.
3. Dress More Like My Style
I have really been into Jumpsuits lately. I would like one for every day of the week so I never have to think about my outfit and I can always look fashionable.
4. Stop Hating
Hating takes up so much energy and time - it is totally not worth it. It is like a virus spreading to everyone who comes in contact with it. With the internet in our pocket it is so easy to message our feelings in the moment. Lets all take the time to literally sleep on it and if that message is still worth sharing with the world in the morning.
5. Be Healthier
There are so many ways that this can be interpreted - Mentally, Physically - Overall, I want to spend more time on ME and challenge myself more.
6. Validate the people in your life
The holidays always remind me of how thankful I am to have such great people in my life. Whether we have just met or we go way back, I am thankful for everyone - you have helped me grow, you have inspired me, and you are the reason I won’t settle for second best.
7. Get a Mentor
I have spent so much time being a mentor that I had forgotten how important it is to have one. I do not currently have a Mentor - my last retired. How can I be a great mentor without one myself?
“He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.” ― Confucius
8. Get ‘er Done
It is so easy to procrastinate and there never seems be enough time in the day, especially for the really tedious stuff. I am going to try a new method for 2016 - get all the stuff I don’t want to do out of the way first. This way I can really enjoy the good stuff.
Once I had a job that I really despised, but there was still several months left to go in my contract. I decided to challenge myself to learn one new thing, on the job, each day. Surprisingly, I ended up really enjoying that job and was sad to go.
9. Pick up useful skills or fun hobbies
It is so easy to get consumed with the monotony of daily life. It is important to have fun when trying new things and challenging ourselves. Even if we fail, the experience will help us succeed in the future.
10. Be In the Moment
The past is past, and the future is unpredictable. Don’t let a moment pass you by - embrace it and enjoy every minute of it - it will only last for a moment.
Do you have a New Year's Resolution? Was it one of these 10? How would you respond to the Top 10? I'd love to hear your thoughts.