New Year, Choose Happiness
Start writing a post

New Year, Choose Happiness

It's that time of year, don't change, be happy.

New Year, Choose Happiness

As the start of the new year approaches, it got me thinking. Everyone always has New Year’s resolutions. Lists are created of ways to change yourself for the start of 2017. Lose weight, be healthy, be nice, change, change, change. I however, don’t see the new year as something that needs to change you. It’s a great new beginning of a new year, but you should head into the new year loving yourself as you are. I don’t necessarily believe in all New Year’s resolutions. My idea is to go into each new year, each new day striving for one thing, happiness. As you start this new year I challenge you all to choose happiness. Life is hard, maybe the last year was awful and you aren’t feeling so great right now. Maybe you see a lot of changes that need to be made or a list of goals waiting to happen. You feel as though you’ve lost track and aren’t on schedule. I say, if you’re happy, everything will fall into place. Choose what you want to do based on your happiness. If your happiness depends on it, then do it, but if it’s going to cause you stress and unhappiness don't.

I'm not saying don't create a New Year's Resolution. I'm saying don't do it if it's just going to be another task for you to complete, another hassle, another stress. Don't add a New Year's resolution that you aren't excited for. Don't add one that you look at as an inconvenience. Don't say you'll go to the gym just because you feel like you have to, say it if you are genuinely excited to start going to the gym. Don't feel like you have to start something because it's the new year and that's what people do. If you're looking for a New Year's Resolution just because it's New Year's then I say don't have a resolution. If you're happy with where you are and something doesn't come to mind right away, then why change anything. Focus on your happiness and doing what it takes to get that happiness. It's a new year, a new chance to choose happiness.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments