After two decades of life and countless New Year’s Resolutions made and unfulfilled, it can be hard to come up with positive New Year’s Resolutions that aren’t punishments. Here at FFL, we want to help you prosper every day.  A new year presents 365 opportunities to better your life in so many ways. If you’re looking for a few resolutions for 2017, try out a few of these. Try and spread your resolutions out across various parts of your life. If you make five resolutions each year, don’t make them all about your health, your career, or your love life.

Pick a few resolutions that fit where you see yourself going in 2017 and will affect many aspects of your life. Resolve to read more books, drink more water, and give more compliments.  Resolve to read the entire Bible, stop eating fast food, and shop at small businesses more often. The possibilities are endless, but it is up to you to choose the resolutions that will work for you. They don’t have to be easy, but don’t pick something you know you can never do. Don’t resolve to give up fast food if you work at Chick Fil A.  Definitely don’t resolve to read 300 books this year if you know you’ve only been able to read 25 a year in the past. Be realistic with yourself and you’ll be much happier all year long.

One of my biggest and proudest accomplishments of 2016 was keeping two of my New Year’s Resolutions, and I want to help you keep yours too.

1) Drink more water

2) Join a regular exercise class

3) Read X # of books

4) Read the entire Bible

5) See more live theater

6) Shop at small businesses more often

7) Give more compliments

8) Plan a vacation

9) Communicate better with family members

10) Grow your professional wardrobe

11) Cut out one regular expense

12) Be more punctual

13) Spend less time on social media

14) Try meditation

15) Stop eating fast food

16) Volunteer at least once a month, if not more

17) Get rid of your “frenemies”

18) Turn off your phone during meals

19) Take the stairs instead of the elevator

20) Become a published author or journalist

Aryssa D
FFL Cabinet Member
Aryssa is a student at Yale University, where she enjoys worshiping the patriarchy, making sandwiches, and finding a husband. She loves wearing her FFL gear and documenting the horrific expressions that ensue for her scrapbook. When she is not being "oppressed" by the patriarchy, she enjoys Lilly Pulitzer and classic novels.