2015 saw the rise of the phrase, “The struggle is real,” but news flash, the struggle has always been real! Your struggle, my struggle, all the varying degrees of struggle, they’re all very real to each of us. Aren’t they?!
So, what is the hope for 2016? Are you making a list of resolutions
vaguely exactly like the one you made last year? Are you having the nagging sense of déjà vu when think about your hopes and aspirations for the upcoming 365 days? No worries. You’re in good company. Looking back at what my resolutions were for 2015 and where I am now, sadly, little has changed. But I’m not going to freak out about it. I’m not going to let myself go into depression mode over all of the things that I should have done or how far I would have come if I’d followed through. There’s no sense in beating myself up now.
Instead, I’m optimistically looking forward to 2016. I’m looking at resolutions differently this year. Instead of a laundry list of things I want to accomplish, change, or do in the coming year, I’m asking myself a single question:
What do I want from 2016?
Like every New Year, there are things I want to accomplish. To lose weight and be healthier, to finish my degree, to travel more etc. But shouldn’t resolution’s be more than just the same old laundry list of things to do?
It occurred to me that maybe the reason it’s so difficult to follow through on New Year’s resolutions is because, more often than not, they have a tendency to become just another nagging list. Where’s the fun in that?
So, this year I’m not making a laundry list. This year, I’m not looking at all the bad habits that could be, should be, better. For once, I’m not going to look at things in a negative light. Instead, I’m looking at what I want more of.
What do you want more of for 2016? Change your perspective. Alter your view and find what you want to gain from 2016!