As we end the 2017 year and enter 2018, we get a fresh new start in order to better ourselves. The most common resolution is usually to hit the gym, along with the other 4 million people that want that beach bod by Spring. There is nothing wrong with wanting to get that six pack, but I’m here to tell you that there’s more you can do to improve yourself and the people around you in this new upcoming year.


1. Love Yourself

This is something very important that should be done year-round. You are an amazing person that deserves every ounce of self-care and love.

2. Love Others (even more)

Yet another that should already be a priority in your life, but this year make it known to the others around you that you love them. Call, text, email, DM someone to let them know you are thinking about them and care.

3. Read More Books

Get your face out of your phone screen and into a book. Those funny tweets and memes will still be there when you’re done. Immersing yourself in a good read will be better than Ashley’s Facebook drama.

4. Take That Trip

The time is now, not tomorrow, not tonight, or yesterday, it’s now. Go to your nearest travel agent and book that flight to Mexico.

5. Do A Lil' Yoga

This not only relaxes your mind but your overall physical health as well. Grab a yoga mat and get to it this year.

6. Exercise (for you)

Yes, I mentioned before that this a popular resolution, and it should be done, but for the right reasons. Don’t sweat for more Instagram likes, sweat because you’re bettering yourself.

7. Work Hard

Don’t just think about that short or long-term goal, but actually do something about it. A little each day can go a long, long way.

8. Not Too Hard Though

Take time for breaks too, an overworked person is not a good person. My favorite motto-Treat yo’self.

9. Learn A New Skill

Try a new recipe, go skiing, or paint a picture. Expand your hobbies and surprise yourself with what you can do.

10. Pay It Forward

In the Arby’s drive-thru line? Pay for the people behind you, even if it is a ridiculous amount of 40 dollars.

11. Try To Impeach Trump

I feel like we don’t even have to try with this one, let’s just hope he does it on his own.

I hope you take all of these resolutions into consideration and have a great new year.