My entire life I’ve watched people around me set resolutions year after year and every time they fell by the wayside or never even started. So, I’ve never been big on resolutions I just don’t set them. Not because I’m afraid I’ll fail, but moreso because I do what I want (yes, I am popping, thanks Future). If I get the slightest desire to do anything, it’s going to happen no matter how long it takes. I’ve always been that way and that’s one thing I really love about myself.
At the beginning of 2015 I created a vision board and it included things like travel, take better care of my hair, love myself more, etc. I accomplished all that and then some but there were a few things I just didn’t get to because 2015 wasn’t the time for them. Part of my growth was not being devastated when certain things just didn’t happen and not being hard on myself for not getting to them.
My biggest personal accomplishment of 2015 was making a commitment to tackling my issues with depression and anxiety. For me, this is HUGE! Without my therapist there’s no way I’d be where I am now. 2015 threw me so many things that I really thought I wouldn’t make it through but having a consistent person aid me in identifying patterns and helping me fix them, I’m on a better path.
In 2016 I’m planning to indulge in self-care that is more strategic and introspective. This isn’t a resolution, it’s just something I need to do to make sure that I’m doing the best I can for myself. Other things on my agenda include traveling even more that I did this year, advancing professionally, and allowing myself to willingly experience new things. I want to spice it up for sure! I’m so ready for 2016, I have a really good feeling about it.
What are your thoughts on New Year’s Resolutions? Let’s chat in the comments!
Happy New Year!