Stick with resolutions throughout year

It is tradition that, at the beginning of each year, people make New Year’s resolutions for themselves. By definition, a resolution is a firm decision to do or to not do something. However, most (not all) of us break the resolutions we make within the first few weeks of the New Year. It should be called “New Year’s I’ll-Think-About-It” or “New Year’s Maybes.”

It’s kind of silly to wait until a specific time to change yourself in a way you believe will better you. It’s important to broaden your horizons whenever you can and not to wait for a specific date. Do something that can make you grow as a person or to further you getting what you can out of this life.

This doesn’t have to be achieved by traveling the world, although that sounds nice, or discovering another religion, which could be exhilarating. It could be as simple as spending less time on your phone or stepping out of your comfort zone to accomplish something. I personally tend to stay seated in the first class, section A, seat 1 of my comfort zone, so this is difficult for me, too.

It’s more important to let yourself be acquainted with things other than your norm. Maybe try listening to music you normally wouldn’t, meet new people or try new restaurants. Even if you hate the song, don’t care for the people and can’t stand the food, you learned from it.

So you go run that 5k, quit smoking, eat three cupcakes or go talk to that cute person. Let your goals become both accomplishments and experiences.