2016 is only 5 days old, and already I’m at the point where I’m trying to plan out the rest of my year.
I really didn’t want to make resolutions this year. The year starts off great; January is the best month, and I feel like I can accomplish anything. And then February comes around, and I’m like, “resolutions? What are those?”
I’m sure you all know what I’m talking about.
I did, however, want to come up with a list of things I want to focus on.
As it just so happens, that I have a lot of things I want to spend my time and energy focusing on this year.
- Make time for what’s really important.
- Stop comparing yourself to others; you’re you. Be the you that you are.
- Try new things; you won’t have experiences if you don’t actually do something.
- Stop caring about things that aren’t important.
- Start caring about things that are important.
- Embrace change; it’s scary, but it’s good. Without it, things would stay the same and be boring. And no one likes boring things.
- Get out of your own way and let yourself run wild. Not too wild, but stop giving yourself a reason to not do something.
- Work for it; success doesn’t happen overnight. Put in the work and you’ll start seeing the results.
- Create deadlines for yourself as needed; shit gets done when you have a deadline.
- Shut up and fix it; if something isn’t working for you, don’t complain. Find the problem, and fix it.
- Let it flourish; things will happen as they happen. Stop trying to push things along faster than they actually need to go.
- Alone time doesn’t need to be as lonely as it sounds; spend some time with yourself and get to know who you really are.
- Stay true to your word; if you say you’re going to do something, do it. If you really don’t want to do it anymore, the least you can do is be honest about it.
- Stand out for all the right reasons; stop blending into the background.
- Let it go; holding on to things that make you upset or angry only makes you even more upset or angry. Learn to let it go and move on.
- Have fun with whatever you’re doing.
In all seriousness, these are things that I as a human should be doing already, but sometimes you need little reminders in life on how to adult, and that’s okay.
Here’s to 2016!