Once again this year, divine.ca’s editorial team is sharing its resolutions for 2016. See what our writers want to accomplish this year both on a personal and professional level.
This year, I want to reconnect with my roots. I have a tendency to want to do and see everything; I never say “no”, which makes me a perfect victim of FOMO. Although my life is super busy and interesting, it also takes a toll on my balance. In 2016, I want to make more room in my schedule to see my friends, have dinner with my family, and plan evenings alone with my beau. I’d like to take up dance lessons again, finish my Italian classes and read all the books that are patiently waiting for me on my bookshelf. I want to strive to prioritize by making the right choices, and listen to myself on a daily basis. There’s a mantra that I should be able to follow… for the rest of my life!
I don’t know about you, but I’ve never really been a big fan of resolutions. In my professional life, I like setting goals for myself, but when it comes to my personal life, it’s more about making changes to my lifestyle habits. And since my life will change so much in 2016 (just a few weeks left before I get to meet my little bundle of joy!), it makes me want to make resolutions even less. Not that I won’t be able to keep them, but rather, I don’t want to, because a baby coming into my life is enough of a big challenge in and of itself. However, if there was one habit I could change in my life, it would be to take a bit more time for myself. I can’t even count the number of days where I’ve gone to bed without taking off my makeup, where I’ve decided to skip exfoliating, where I did some cleaning instead of taking a nice relaxing bath. So let’s say that for the new year, I’d like to make a bit more time for myself every day.
New year, new month, new me! I love challenges. It’s simple: I love to push my limits by working to become the best version of myself that I can. Because of this, the big countdown to midnight is often the moment when I slip on my boxing gloves, ready to attack the different projects that I’d like to make happen within the next 365 days ahead. I start the year off strong by making personal, professional and relationship resolutions. I usually try to find a few for each part of my life. But this year, I’ve done things differently by sticking to the following moto every day: less is more. Less pressure, less bitterness, less disappointment. I’m slowing things down and opting for quality over quantity. What if I were to let 2016 guide me, for a change, instead of the other way around?