I hope you all had a very merry Christmas! With Boxing Day now upon us, the New Year is only a few short days away. I feel there’s a lot of pressure to make resolutions, but the thing is…I never do. Instead, I make a yearly bucket list and check off as many items as I can. Whatever doesn’t get checked off is transferred to the following year. Also, I come up with one word that embodies what I want to improve in the new year. That word might be something like, “Compassion,” “Strength,” or “Resilience.” In 2018, my word will be “Courage.”
Another tradition of mine is to visit a local crystal shop. They sell little pocket hearts for pretty cheap, so I pick one out that has a power or message I feel like I want to attract in the New Year. It sort of became an annual tradition after a few years, and it’s something I look forward to. I’m not sure how much crystals can help you, but to me, it’s more about the principle. It’s become something that I do every year, and I have a little collection going now.
These traditions have proven to be easy for me to stick to. I enjoy making goals and priorities for the New Year, but I don’t think telling myself to “Be More ______” or “Do More ______” is beneficial. I don’t want to be more; I want to be better. In 2018, I want to start a YouTube channel. I want to decorate my graduation cap. And I want to collect the courage to waltz into my freshman year of college with courage.
Life is all about slow growth…so starting or quitting a habit cold turkey is hard to begin and even harder to stick to. I’d much rather work through a year of improvement than commit myself to a totally new workout and only last four days.
And if New Year’s resolutions are your thing, then by all means, go for it. But if you’re like me and you’re a little unorthodox…then bucket list, mantra, and crystal away!
I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Enjoy the rest of your 2017!
Thanks for reading!