Every year I write New Year’s Resolutions and every summer I come back to them and am generally happy with how I have done. This is my fourth time sharing my goals with you – 2013, 2014, and 2015 – and they have ranged from hyper-specific to vague and overarching. This year’s three goals are somewhere in the middle.
(1) Say yes more often. I am a very busy person and I like to stick to my routines but this year I resolve to take advantage of the amazing opportunities I have living in New York City. Whether this is last minute tickets to a Broadway play, an extra ticket to a black tie fundraiser, or something I have not even thought of yet this year I am going to be more open, willing to deviate from the norm, and say yes to more things.
(2) Stop complaining about things I have no control over. I already know this is going to be a hard one. In the back half of 2015 I tired to start working on it but I am going to make a more concerted effort in 2016. There are tons of things I gripe about on a regular basis and while some are valid and I can work to fix, others I can not impact. At all. Like Monday’s. The fact that 14% of days are Monday’s – they come every week and I can not do anything about it, so stop I am going to stop complaining about them.
(3) Become the best version of myself. My fitness journey is about 50% of the way done in terms of the weight I would like to loose to but then it becomes about maintaining it. Along with this big goal I would also like to be a better daughter, sister, friend, confident, and coworker.
These three goals are actionable but do not necessarily have by a clear metric of success and that I am okay with. I will check in six months from now and let you know how I am doing!
Do you have New Year’s Resolutions?