I’ll be honest — 2015 was a rough year for me for a number of reasons, but it’s important to move on and learn from our mistakes. Here are some of the things that I’ve learned this year (in New Years resolution form of course).
1. Spend less time focusing on anything that’s out of your control. Worrying will do you no good.
2. Spend more time with your family. When I say spend time, I mean actually enjoy the moments. Put your damn phone down and appreciate one another.
3. Be happy. There are so many reasons to be happy. Take a moment each day to think about them; you’ll become a much happier person.
4. Stay up-to-date on what’s happening around the globe. No, you don’t have to turn into self-righteous political “expert”. Just don’t be clueless!
5. Spend more time finding your purpose. Find something that you love to do; hold on to that little something, and never look back.
6. Quit the job that you hate. Hatred is toxic and will only hurt you. Find a new job and don’t be afraid to take risks.
7. Save your money. Dare I tell the typical 20-something girl to quit spending all of her money on Starbucks. Think about the $4.35 you spend on your caramel macchiato every morning. That’s $1,587.75 per year.
8. Improve your communication skills. If you have something important to say to somebody, for God’s sake, tell them in person. Communication is less about what you say and more about how you say it.
9. Enough with those corny tea detoxes and cleanses. If you’re serious about losing weight, quit waiting for the next invention. Eat cleaner, more wholesome foods and get your ass off the couch.
10. Limit your alcohol intake. Sure, it’s fine to drink here and there but drinking too much may be the reason that #3, 5, 7, and 9 are your New Years resolutions.
2015: Thank you for all of the lessons.
2016: I’m ready.