Happy 2016, my dear friends! Even though this year didn’t bring much joy nor the merry, jolly feeling people usually get before the holidays, I still have a pretty good feeling about 2016! Wishing everyone a fabulous year ahead, filled with unforgettable memories, tons of luck, good news, and love.
Every beginning of the new year, I tend to stumble upon people’s goals and resolutions. We begin to promise ourselves different methods and ways to achieve the goals we’ve set up for ourselves, and later as time passes, we tend to forget all about them. We become too busy to even think about the goals that were once thought about. However, 2016 must be different. We need to work hard, together in order to try and achieve the simple goals we want to achieve.
Without further ado, here are my 2016 New Year Resolutions:
Have a scheduled lifestyle
I have always looked up to people who have their day scheduled out and set. In 2016, I want to create a much more organized lifestyle in which I can incorporate my study time, work time, with me time. I hate having to think about my plans last minute, so having every day of the week somewhat roughly planned gives me the freedom of panic and stress.
Become a Gym Rat
Back in May (2015), I had the motivation of going to the gym daily. I was always up and ready to lift or run. I felt more energized and alert. However, my schedule screwed up when I went to Canada for the summer, and later by my finals. In such instances, I lose motivation and concentration, my self-esteem falls rapidly as I constantly hear about how I’ve gained weight. Going to the gym and exercising gives me the motif that I’m doing something right about myself. I take supplements, I drink enough water, and I pretend to be a health nerd. #ForeverAWannaBe. For this year, I plan on going to the gym most days of the week, keeping myself healthy and on point. I’ve started following the Online Training Plan of Lyzabeth Lopez (Hourglass Workout Online) and so far, I’m sore (a good sign!)
Read a Book Once a Month
I have never been a reader nor a person who collects books. Yet, I tend to respect people who read more and keep their mind circulating and working constantly. Reading keeps everyone a little more alive and obviously a great topic starter. I’ve set up to read every night before going to bed, finishing a book per month. It’s something I need to do for myself in order to learn the beauty of writing, creativity, and imagination.
Explore My Surroundings
When people ask me what are some ‘must-go’ places on the island, I tend to mention the usual touristic areas, even though I’ve lived here for more than 8 years. This year, I want to experience the beauty of nature that Puerto Rico has to offer. I want to learn and experience new things. I want to make sure to try different cultural food and travel around, enjoying the place I live in. Puerto Rico has a lot to offer besides the beautiful beaches, so my plan is to try and explore every bit that I can.
Run Outside Whenever Possible
Before beginning my gym life, I used to love running around my neighborhood, and I still do. I mean, I hate being out of breath but my last resolution for 2016, is to build the endurance I used to have. I run 4 miles yet I want to run quicker and even longer. I guess this resolution could somehow be incorporated to all of the above, and even to run on different beaches and cities.
I guess my New Year Resolutions aren’t as deadly and are quite possible. Starting today, I’m going to do everything in my power to create a different lifestyle worth living. I’m going to write a new chapter in my book, hoping to make it permanent.
What about you? What are your resolutions for this new year? Let me know in the comments below!