We have officially survived 2016. It was a pretty rough year, let’s all be honest, but we made it through. In 2016, I strove to say yes to more things and to be more positive. I’m not entirely certain I fully accomplished it, but I think I did pretty well. This year I am going with a similar, abstract theme for my resolution (and one concrete goal, too). In 2017, I plan to focus on one guiding principle: more. While vague in nature, I will be asking more of myself and my life in 2017. I have created a few different areas and which I hope to “more.”
If you have been following me recently, you will have noticed my monthly goals. This “more” concept will be replacing my old goal system and bring in a few more areas. This focus will help me grow all the areas of my life in an all-encompassing way.
- Be More: These are my wellness and self-care goals. They’ll tackle everything from hydration and sleep to working out and taking care of my body, soul, and mind.
- Develop More: These are my career and professional goals. I’ll spend time very month growing myself as a social strategist, writer, and networker.
- Learn More: This is my monthly trivia goal! One of my favorite parts of 2016; it’s here to stay.
- Try More: Like 2016, I want to keep saying yes and experiencing new things every month. This could be a new cuisine, work out class, activity, etc.
- Read More: I was all about books this Christmas. It has been a while since I was a big reader (probably middle school). I hope to awaken that part of me in 2017 and read at least 12 books.
- Cook More: A few of those Christmas books were some great cookbooks. This year, I hope to expand my culinary skills and master new recipes. I’ll be taking a cooking course in January to help push this goal.
- Give More: Registering people to vote and collecting cans at Friendsgiving were two of the most rewarding parts of my year. I want to give back even more this year! The world definitely could use it.
- Do More: 2017 is going to be the year I get more hobbies so I don’t have to say, “I work and watch a lot of TV.” When someone asks what I do for fun. Defined hobbies, here I come.
- See More: I watch a lot of reruns, y’all. I want to add a little more culture to my life by watching more “must-see” movies. Any suggestions?
- Hygge More: Hygge is a Danish word that means, in essence, “creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people.” Each month this year, I will focus on a part of my home/environment to add a little more hygge to.