As we wind down 2017, one of the best and worst years, it's exciting (a little scary) to wonder what 2018 will bring. While many of us may feel a little beaten down, it's great to start a little pep talk to yourself to make 2018 the best year yet.

1. Save Money

2. Study Harder

3. Make more time for friends and family

4. Make time for yourself

5. Cut out bad habits

6. Cut out bad people

7. Smile more

8. Laugh more

9. Spend time with your pets

10. Call your parents/grandparents more

11. Spend less time on the internet

12. Take time off

13. Let yourself splurge a little

14. Start keeping a journal

15. Stay organized

16. Read more

17. Celebrate everything

18. Be kind to strangers

19. Watch less TV

20. If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all

21. Keep a positive attitude

22. Try new things

23. Get out of your comfort zone

24. Write more

25. Be more open-minded