7. List what you’d like to change and/or accomplish.
I had a lot of goals in mind as I began the new year and a new semester at college. So far, I’d like to say that I’m doing quite well on working towards these things, and hopefully you are too. Regardless, the new year is not the only time to think about the things you want to change in your life. Why not just start them now?
Here’s my list:
- Take better care of my body.
- Eat healthy.
- Workout often.
- Laugh more.
- Mute the self-conscious voice that tells me to act ‘normal’ (What is normal anyway?).
- Listen carefully to others.
- Include people, especially younger ones, in my conversations.
- Learn about them and ask them how they are genuinely.
- Volunteer more.
- Soup kitchens, event set ups and clean-ups, etc.
- Support the community!
- Get involved on campus.
- Lose the fear of going to things alone.
- Write at least once every day.
- Journal, fiction, blogging, etc.
As I was making this list, I found myself using “do not” a lot, but I encourage you to take those “do not”s and replace them with positive action words! After all, change for the better only happens by moving forward.
So, whether you’re renewing your 2017 resolutions or creating new ones, think about what changes you want to make and things you want to accomplish!