2016 was a pretty sh*t year, let's be honest. With Brexit and Trump happening, millennials have been disheartened like never before. Not to mention idols like Bowie and George Michael passing away. We've never been more ready for a year to end- and yes, I know that 2017 won't magically be all roses and sunshine, but it's a good excuse for a new start. Thus, here are some realistic resolutions we can all strive for in 2017...
Make Yourself Number 1
Being kind is an amazing attribute, but you need to learn to put yourself first. You know on airplanes when they tell you to sort your own mask out first before helping others? Use that as a life motto.
Stop Doing Things & People That Hurt You
Stop shagging that fella who treats you badly and talks about himself in the third person. Stop drinking so much that you call your ex 30 times. Stop eating chocolate for breakfast. These little things build up and are damaging- stop being bad to yourself, girl.
Setting yourself goals like losing 2 stone, getting abs and living off kale will only set you up for failure. Rather than telling yourself you'll get "healthy", aim to get "healthier". Baby steps, people, baby steps!
Spend More Time On Your Passions
Everyone needs 'me' time and a passion, it keeps us sane. Love knitting? Reading? Playing football? Set yourself the task of spending more time on your hobbies in 2017.
Quit That Job You Hate
This may seem daunting, but life is truly too short to stay somewhere you're not happy. You spend more time at work than anywhere else, so make it somewhere you love. Older generations think millennials are entitled, but there's nothing ludicrous about wanting a career you're content with.
Get Politically Active
If 2017 has taught us anything, it's that being politically active has never been so important. Before Brexit we all joked about our Grandparents being racist, saying "it's just that generation". But that generation can, and evidently will, vote. Spend more time talking politics with those around you and get clued up on what's happening in the world.
Happy New Year, let's hope it's better than the sh*t show that was 2016...
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