a few new year’s resolutions

ones that you can keep

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Sure a new year means a fresh start, but why all of the hype with resolutions and changing? I never really understood why people had to wait until the begining of a new year to make a change. If you don’t like something, change it– don’t wait, make the change now. I’m preaching to the choir, and it’s much easier said than done– I know. With a new year in motion, there is change. Change will be happening all around. This year in addition to my regulation monthly resolutions list, I figured I would jump on the bandwagon of new year’s resolutions after reading an article. I hope you enjoy the combined list below.

From an article from Elite Daily I read an article entailed: 25 New Year’s Resolutions Every Person Should Actually Make For 2014. I am going to take a few of the ones that are listed from the article, but I am going to subtract and add my own. Over all I think it is an awesome list and you should check out both. Here’s to a great 2014. Best of luck in all your resolutions this year.

New Year’s Eve is often seen as a time of rebirth, the chance to start anew. We all come up with the regular resolutions for the upcoming year (losing weight, seeing family more often and/or falling in love ), but often our ideas of what should change are too broad. This New Year’s Eve, we should all vow to take a closer look into our lives and make decisions about ourselves then. These are the 25 New Year’s resolutions every person should make:

1.Stop posting negative sh*t about celebrities on social media. Miley Cyrus does not care what you think about her haircut, Justin Bieber does not care what you think of his tattoos and Gwyneth Paltrow couldn’t care less regarding what you think about her diet.

2. Stop resenting yourself for drunk texting your ex. Sure, its a little embarrassing, but at least you’re addressing your feelings. Not that you should aim to drink an entire bottle of rum then see what happens, but… roll with the punches.

3. Leave the country. If you don’t have money, look into doing charity work abroad. Some programs will sponsor you.

4. If you hate your job, quit your job. Repeat after me: THE MONEY IS NOT WORTH IT. Food and shelter are clutch though, so make sure you have another job lined up.

5. Stop beating yourself up for skipping the gym on days you truly didn’t have time. But also, stop skipping the gym on days you had plenty of time to go.

6. Make up — not to be confused with make out — with an ex.

7. Rid yourself of enemies. Apologize for what you did wrong and forgive those who have wronged you. AND rid yourself of “frenemies.” Don’t spend 2014 surrounded by people you secretly despise.

8. Unplug, don’t like technology run your life. When you are with your friends and family truly value and enjoy that time you are spending with them– leave your phone elsewhere.

9. If you think somebody is cute, say “hi” and introduce yourself. Every relationship you have ever had started with a greeting.

10. This one is simple– eat fresher. Make sure the things you are consuming are fresh. Have a colorful plate.

11. Stop caring about how many people “like” your Instagram photos. If you like the photo enough to post it, what else matters? Social media anxiety is a waste of time.

12. Cross something off your bucket list. Sky dive, bungee jump, scuba dive, etc. Don’t make excuses as to why you can’t accomplish something, and check out

13.  Take up a new hobby! Learn how to make peanut butter, knit, take up running. I don’t care what it is, but make sure it’s something you enjoy. You might have to try a few things before you find one you really like.

14. Keep a journal. It doesn’t have to be something you use daily, but documenting your experiences is incredibly important. You’ll appreciate it later.

15. Strengthen relationships with family members. Blood is thicker than water.

16. Help strangers. “Pay it forward,” do good things for the world — and don’t post a Facebook status about it.

17. Conquer a fear.

19. Don’t check your Twitter feed when you’re with friends.

20. Politeness goes along way. When you are feeling glum, it’s always nice to have a cheerful face around. Make sure to greet everyone in your office. Be polite and say hello.

21. Double-text without fear. THOU SHALL NOT BE IGNORED!

22. Find one awesome piece of artwork. Maybe it’s your own? Whatever this awesome art is, make sure to display it

23. Cry. When you’re happy and when you’re sad; embrace your emotions as they come.

24. Stop being so shallow. Next time you find yourself judging someone based on his or her appearance, imagine the person standing in front of you saying, “I’m beautiful.” You’ll start to believe it.

25. Conversations. Make and have conversations. Make it a point to call people rather than text and email them. It’s important to have this type of interaction and I am sure your parents (family and friends) will love to hear from you.