Another post about resolutions. Tis the season!
I’ve written a lot this past week about how I don’t really like to make resolutions. I agree with the sentiment that people should change when they are ready to change, not when society dictates it. I also think that making New Year’s resolutions set ourselves up for failure. I saw this video on Facebook this morning and thought it would go great with the topic for today:
How true is this little girl?! We don’t need to put so much pressure on ourselves to make and keep new years resolutions. Plus she is just the cutest little thing!
I don’t really keep a record of the resolutions that I do make (however small and insignificant they may be). But I did find the post I made last January and want to just check in on a few of the goals that I set for myself (you can read the full post here)
- be a better, happier me: I think I have achieved that. I have done some solid soul searching this year and have found some habits in myself that I wanted to stop and I think I have been successful on most of them. I definitely am living a happier life!
- be healthier: I did pilates for a solid 5 months and loved it. I miss it so I am bringing my yoga mat back to Toronto with me and will start up again!
- be more present/less passive: more present is a difficult one for me. I still am glued to my phone and computer. This whole week I’ve spent at home has been in my room. I just like the solitude. Less passive is another thing. I’ve started to go after the things that make me happy in life. Not in an over-indulgent way, but in a balanced, rational way.
- Fix things with my parents: a lot of what was between us was that I was in Korea. Now that I’m home I feel like a lot of tensions have faded. There is still a disconnect there with my mom, but I think that’s just from years and years of drifting apart (at least 10 or more) I’m not sure if that will ever go away. I hate to say it but it’s her personality that has pushed me away. I wish we could have one of those close mother/daughter relationships she wants us to have but we can’t. She’s actually seeking some help lately for her emotions, and I hope that it will do some good for her. Lately, she’s been even more emotional because of it, but I am trying to be more patient and understanding with her.
For the goals I set for my blog, I did get over 100 followers before my one year mark and I’ve kept writing after my one year mark! Woohoo!! So pretty happy I’m 100% on my blog goals if only about 50% on my life goals haha.
January 2: Resolved Have you ever made a New Year’s Resolution that you kept?