Resolution Overload

The inevitable perpetual questions creeps its head once again as 2014 rings in: “What are your New Year’s resolutions?”. This year, pick ones you’ll actually want to keep.
Text by Carla Torres | June 8, 2018 | Lifestyle

New Closet
One of the leading problems most women face on a weekly basis is having nothing to wear. This comes from an illusion they’ve created for themselves from the opposite of having nothing to wear — having too many options. Having an abundance of things can often cause confusion and irritation, so start the New Year by eliminating everything you don’t need in your life, beginning with your closet. Donate the stuff you no longer have use for. Guys, this applies to you as well. Holes in boxer briefs are unacceptable, even if they’re Calvin Klein.

Bucket List
One more year that goes by means one less year you have to do all the awesome things you want to accomplish in your lifetime. Instead of drinking less, getting fit, saving more and integrating exotic fruits and veggies into your diet, go ahead and scratch an item off your bucket list. The others shouldn’t be resolutions; they should just be part of your regular lifestyle. Don’t have a bucket list yet? 2014 is the time to make one. Make it your top priority to discover something you’ll be able to check off this year — it will motivate you to reach for the stars.

Power Know
When was the last time you took a class? One that was voluntary, where you actually learned something new? If your answer is college, it’s time you look into signing up for one. We get so caught up in our daily routines and work that we forget how invigorating and fun learning can be, when no one is forcing you to do it, or when to do it. Whether it be photography, yoga, painting, cooking or even a new language, take a class of some sort in 2014. Don’t have time? Eliminate an hour of TV daily and make time. That’s two resolutions in one.

Just Breathe
Technology has bridged global distances and caused for the delivery of information to speed up in ways we never expected. Fifteen years ago a cellphone that had Internet seemed impossible, and now we can’t function without one. It’s important to just stop and look up every once in a while. Smell the roses and meditate in 2014. If your initial reaction is “I don’t have time to meditate” then you need it most. A simple 15 minutes in the morning and at night is all it takes. Getting attuned to your inner self will have ripple effects in all areas of your life.