Happy New Year! Did you celebrate in style last night or barely make it till midnight? I think I sneaked a peek at the ball dropping, but I could have been dreaming.
Now that it’s 2014, the big question is “what’s your new year’s resolution?” Did you take some time to reflect on the year past and plan for the year ahead? Every year I go back and forth on the idea of resolutions. Are they motivating and aspirational? Or are they soul crushing and destine for failure? Probably a little bit of both, so this year I decided to focus on three things: health, wealth, and happiness. What more is there?
- Health: I’m committing to going to Pure Barre classes twice a week. It’s rare that I enjoy exercise, so I stocked up on discount classes and DVDs over the holidays and am recruiting friends to join me. I don’t have any weight-loss goals in mind — because I think that’s a decidedly unhealthy thing to focus on for an entire year — I just know I feel better after a class.
- Wealth: I’m budgeting to pay off all three remaining credit cards. I’d tell you how much that is, but it’s kind of embarrassing. The past few years have been tight financially, and I’m looking forward to having that burden lifted and saving for some big bucket-list type goals.
- Happiness: Theoretically, health and wealth should lead to my own happiness, but I also want to bring some happiness to others. I splurged on some pretty note cards and Starbucks gift cards so I can reach out to someone special once a week to thank them, encourage them, or just reconnect. I hope it makes someone’s day.
So now it’s your turn. What’s your new year’s resolution?