New Year, New Me: Our New Year’s Resolutions

Our team at Social Stylate waved goodbye to 2016 and welcomed 2017 with open arms! See what us gals have in mind for our New Year’s Resolutions, we are ready for all of the new beginnings and challenges along the way. Bring on 2017!

New Year's ResolutionLauren’s Resolution: 
“Since I’m having a baby this year (crazy!) I want to be better at shutting off my brain and maintaining a “be here now” philosophy: putting away the cell phone, turning off work and focusing on the moment.”

New Year Resolution Carroll’s Resolution:
“With my busy schedule I would like to make more time for yoga and travel.”

New Year Resolution: SydneySydney’s Resolution:
“I’m trying to work on embracing new experiences and trying new things.”

New Year Resolution: Kelly Kelly’s Resolution:
“I would like to work on staying more organized; starting with making a monthly, weekly, and daily to do list.”

New Year Resolution: Aly Aly’s Resolution:
“In the past years, I have always made my New Year’s Resolution about working out and getting back into shape, but never followed through. This year, I am determined to stick with my resolution by creating a workout plan, eating healthy and working towards being my happiest/best self in my personal life and with my career.”

New Year Resolution: Jordan Jordan’s Resolution:
“With my swimming career coming to an end this spring, my resolution is to focus more on living a healthy lifestyle by cooking more often and trying new healthy recipes and staying active by taking yoga classes and running.”

New Year's Resolution: ColleenColleen’s Resolutions:
“Drink more water. The implications of drinking more water go beyond just staying hydrated. It also helps curb your appetite to avoid eating from boredom. It also helps keep your skin looking bright and healthy! Also, to think more positively. It goes without saying that if your thoughts are more positive, you’re going to have a more positive life experience. Negativity consumes a lot of energy, so why waste energy on focusing on the bad when you can focus on the good!”

New Year's Resolutions: RachelRachel’s Resolution:
“Getting back to the gym and working on my fitness because it’s always been important to me and I’ve been in such a lull lately with it.. I’m excited to get back on track. I’m also going to work really hard in school and in setting up a job after graduation! My goal is to work really hard now so that future me can really benefit from it.”


Resolutions Part Two

OK it took me a few days but I know what I want to accomplish this year; have more fun, challenge myself and learn photography!

I tend to work..all the time. It’s hard to relax when you’re balancing a new business with your personal to-do list but it’s important to make time for silliness. I also want to challenge myself this year. Whether that means applying to grad school or signing up for a 1/2 marathon, I want to do something outside of my routine. Lastly, I love taking photos and when you find something you love, you constantly want to improve. I want to be a better “photographer.”

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The Day For Resolutions

Carroll and I have a weekly meeting to review current projects, discuss perspective clients and, most importantly, to talk about ways we can improve and grow. We are constantly making goals and creating to-do lists for the business but not necessarily for ourselves. News Years is always a great opportunity to sit down and think about what you can do to be happier and healthier. Identifying the changes you want to make is the easy. The hard part is actually making those changes.

I recently read The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. (If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it!) Gretchen gives tips on making resolutions. These are the ones I found most helpful;
1. “Most important: Be specific. People often make abstract resolutions: “Be more optimistic,” “Find more joy in life,” “Aim high.” Instead, look for a specific, measurable action. “Distract myself with fun music when I’m feeling gloomy,” “Watch at least one movie each week,” “Buy a plant for my desk” are resolutions that will carry you toward those abstract goals.”
2. Consider giving up a resolution. If you keep making and breaking a resolution, consider whether you should relinquish it entirely. Put your energy toward changes that are both realistic and helpful. Don’t let an unfulfilled resolution to lose twenty pounds or to overhaul your overgrown yard block you from making other, smaller resolutions that might give you a big happiness boost. (You can read the rest of Gretchen’s tips here.)

I’m going to take the day to think about my own resolutions and get back to you. However, Carroll knows exactly what she hopes to accomplish in 2013.  We hope you’re inspired to make some resolutions of your own. Happy New Year!

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