Be honest… how many of your New Year’s resolutions have you actually stuck to in years’ past? If you’re like millions of other people, you promise to make a certain change or improvement, and then you only stick with it for a few weeks (at best!).
So, why not scrap the idea of New Year’s resolutions altogether and create a bucket list?!
I love the New Year, because it gives me a chance to look back on the previous 12 months and figure out what I want to improve, what I can build on, and what I can challenge myself to do in the next 12 months. I love the New Year because it’s chock full of optimism. It’s like getting a clean slate that you can turn into the best year of your life. With the right attitude, anything is possible!
Of course, accomplishing everything you’re dreaming of right now takes work. That’s why I love the bucket list idea. Instead of forcing yourself to do (or not do) something that’s unpleasant – like not smoking, heading to the gym every morning, or stopping yourself from eating chocolate cake after dinner – a bucket list is fun. Maybe you want to climb a mountain, learn how to waterski, or finally travel somewhere that you’ve been dreaming about for years.
Remember, anything is possible! Your bucket list can be as long – and as adventurous – as you want.
Whatever you decide to put on your bucket list, promise yourself that you’re actually going to stick to it. After all, the dream itself is only the beginning. As sweet as it may be to dream about something, it feels even better to go out and actually do it!
Happy New Year! Here’s hoping for the best year ever!