So, I'll be the first to admit that I usually do not stick with my resolution for more than two weeks after ringing in the new year. Typically, my resolution has something to do with eating healthier or working out more. It always seems like a good idea or an easy goal, but really, it's pretty tough. It's even harder if your resolutions include losing absurd amounts of weight or completely changing your diet around. Commitment is tough and to be honest, I think it might be time to change up the usual weight loss goal and switch it out for something more creative. Prioritizing your health can be achieved in so many ways other than losing weight. You can dedicate 2017 to being a kinder, calmer, more self-confident, adventurous you. Here is a list of some resolution ideas that and it does not involve shedding a single pound (unless you want to).

1. Spend more time with friends.

2. Start journaling.

3. Compliment people more.

4. Volunteer.

5. Learn to be okay with telling people no.

6. Start reflecting or meditating at the end of the day.

7. Try to go outside more often.

8. Turn your phone off before you get in bed.

9. Try to get at least eight hours of sleep every night.

10. Learn to accept opinions different than your own.

11. Start reading for pleasure.

12. Cut back on fast food (not to lose weight, but to simply feel better).

13. Avoid judgmental tendencies.

14. Start dedicating some time to yourself.

15. Keep in contact with family (not Facebook, give grandma a good old fashioned telephone call).

16. Learn new recipes and actually try them.

17. Start thinking positively.

18. Cut back on complaining (nobody likes a whiner).

19. Workout (not because you have to but because you want to).

20. Enhance productivity and energy (get off the couch, get a B-12 shot.. something like that).

21. Learn how to live in the moment.

22. Make your bed every day before leaving for school or work.

23. Pray.

24. Update yourself on current events frequently.

25. Get together with a friend you haven't talked to in ages.

26. Get organized.

27. Cut back on spending.

28. Learn something; whether it be a new word or a whole new language.

29. Try a new food.

30. Love yourself more.