I guess it’s that time of year again! The time of year where we all promise to eat healthier, workout and drink less. Most of the time, these resolutions are practiced for the first few weeks of January before being dropped and forgotten about until next years New Year’s eve. But what about resolutions that aren’t forgotten? What sorts of things can we promise to ourselves that we can actually carry out? Here is a list of a few resolutions I think everyone can practice that will make your life better, and make you a happier person.
- Relationships with family and loved ones: Nobody is perfect, and I think we can all agree that we don’t always get along with the ones that we love. This resolution is to find out the things that will make your loved ones happier and try and be better for them. Asking your loved ones what they want is incredibly important, and most people don’t do it nearly enough. This year, ask these people in your life what they want and try and be better for them. If your significant other wants you to show more affirmations of love for them, try and tell them how much you care more than you do now. If your family wants you to do more around the house, clean your room and try and make their lives easier. And if your mom wants you to call her more while you’re away living in Hollywood, get on the phone once a week and tell her how you’re doing instead of just calling her when you need money! Haha that last one may be a little too close to home for me, but you won’t know what your loved ones want until you ask. We are in control of the relationships we have with people, and following up with loved ones to see what you can do better to make them happier is a huge step towards a more joyous and healthier life.
- Practice gratitude: Dennis Prager talks about this all the time, and this one may be the easiest one on the list. Being grateful will turn your life upside down if you’ve been feeling entitled up to this point. Take it as a mission in your life to say thank you more and be grateful to the people who have done things for you. Gestures of gratitude will not just let people around you know that they are appreciated, but will make you a happier person when you see how far a small “thank you” will go. People are more likely to do things for you when they feel appreciated, and you will see all of the relationships in your life improve. So this year, instead of expecting things from other people for nothing in return, take the time to be appreciative and see your life improve.
- Fix the things you know to be wrong in your life: The thing I love about new years resolutions is that it totally goes against the left’s victim mentality. The left wants to tell people there are all these “barriers” preventing them from having a “fair” life. The left claims your intersectionality stops you from succeeding in life because you were born with all these disadvantages. As conservatives, we know this to be untrue. New years resolutions are a time for you to look at your life and say, “am I doing poorly in life because of the world around me, or can I do something myself to actually make my life better?” Think about the things in your life that you want to fix, and actually do something about it. As Jordan Peterson would say, “clean your room.” Stop blaming other people for your problems, and work on making your life better. Once you realize that you are in control of your own life and you start fixing your own problems, you will become a happier, less stressed and overall harder working person.
Those are just a few resolutions that I believe will significantly make your life better that you can actually follow and stay true to. There’s no guarantee that adhering to these resolutions will change your life overnight or make your life perfect, but without a doubt these three tips will make you a stronger, more tenacious and loving person. Good luck with 2019 everyone! I’d write more or stay and chat but I have to go cancel my membership to the gym I never go to. Happy New Years!