The Importance of Setting New Year’s Resolutions for 2018 / by Andrea Schmid

Photo courtesy of @anthropologie via @sennarel

Photo courtesy of @anthropologie via @sennarel

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is already over, but that also means that it’s officially the most wonderful time of the year! I have a feeling that this holiday season is going to fly by and before we know it, a new year will be upon us. 

I’ve always loved the idea of being able to celebrate a New Year.  As a child, my family would sit around the fire and make s’mores on New Years Eve. It was a time for laughter, but it was also a time to reflect. As an adult, I’ve carried on the tradition of creating New Year’s resolutions, but I’ve also realized that it can be a challenge to keep these resolutions throughout the entire year. 

No matter how big or small, creating a New Year’s resolution is always important. The following are some tips to consider before you set your 2018 New Year’s resolution:

What do you want to achieve?
Whether it’s a new business venture or a personal goal, it’s important to first pin-point exactly what your end goal is. Once you’re able to do that, it becomes much easier to create small goals that will lead to bigger successes. 

2. What are some challenges we may face?
Lenny Kravitz definitely said it best because we are always going to face obstacles, but “it ain’t over till it’s over”. Although at times challenges may be easily predicted, most of the time we are faced with unforeseen struggles. Not to worry though, because it’s the process that makes the journey worthwhile. Remind yourself why these resolutions are important to you, and don’t lose sight of the significance behind it!

3. How will things look once you’ve achieved these resolutions?
Will you be proud of what you’ve achieved? How will it change the way you see yourself or others? Painting a clear picture of how these resolutions will effect you is not only an incredible motivating factor, but it allows us to further keep our eyes on the prize!
No resolution is too big or small. What will your New Year’s resolution be for 2018?


Written and Edited by: Hannah Djavadi, Social Media Coordinator