Here we are. The last day of 2018. What a weird and sometimes exhausting year it's been and I know for some it's been full of heartache and sorrow. But if you're looking forward to 2019 you may want to make some achievable resolutions. Sure we all want to lose weight but are there other resolutions we can make to just make the world a better place? Here are some I'm making this year.
#1. Never talk about someone that you wouldn't say to their face.
If you wouldn't say the thing to their face, don't say it to someone else. This is a part of being authentic and real. Sure, we all need to vent from time to time and rant, but these should be done in the privacy of our home with ourselves, not anyone else. Think about what you are accomplishing when you talk negatively about someone else behind their back? A bad reputation? Will that person wonder what you say about them behind their own back? It follows the "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all" mantra and I think it's valid.
This seems almost impossible in our hectic lives, but I am resolving to rest more in 2019. Whether that means getting an hour more sleep a night, a cat nap during the day, or taking a few more "personal days", I vow to be good to myself and consider self-care a priority.
Even if it's just one or two books this year, reading boosts our memory, keeps us learning, and keeps us curious. Stagnant people without a vision usually don't read. I vow not to be like that.
#4. Ask more questions.
Rather than waiting to talk, waiting to tell your side of the story or one-up someone, ask questions. I notice that really good employers and highly valued people ask more questions than they inform people. Be genuinely interested in someone instead of waiting to talk.
These may be simple but they also may be doable. Goals should achievable. However, we do have to be intentional about it and remind ourselves these things every day or so. What are your resolutions? I think if we all try and be a little kinder, this world will be a better place, even if it's just for the person we are interacting with for the day.