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11 New Year’s Resolution Ideas to Inspire a Better 2017


As 2017 approaches, we’ve got our minds on how to be happier, healthier, more generous, active, and successful by our own definition.

1. I vow to speak up every time I hear someone make a sexist, racist, xenophobic, or generally intolerant comment. No more passivism on the issue that matters most: Equality.

2. I want to find a new job and get promoted, I want to focus on developing my team and honing my skills as an effective and well-liked leader.

3. I want to be nicer to my husband and learn how to stay calm in situations where we don’t agree, instead of jumping to conclusions.

4. I’m making a point to donate more money to charities I believe in.

5. Two things I want to do more of in life are to call friends and family who live far away, and meditate regularly.

6. My resolution is to develop a new professional skill, becoming a better and more polished public speaker

7. I’d like to be more assertive and direct with people in my personal and professional life—especially when it comes to saying no. I have a habit of avoiding conflict, so learning to face things head-on even if I’m uncomfortable would be major progress.

8. I want to actually set aside one night a week to date, work out at least three times a week—not just for looks, but because I feel so much better on every level when I do—and read one bestselling book per quarter
9. I want to volunteer at least once a month. This year, I’ve been slacking hard with my community service—gotta change that in 2017

10. I’ll support trustworthy news organizations like the New York Times, Washington Post, Slate Group, and others to stay up-to-date on current events in my city, country, and world.

11. I want to not only be informed, but also to do something about the things I see and read about.