New Year’s Resolutions: A New Take on Old Habits
We often make new year’s resolutions that are lofty and hard to keep long term. A couple months or even weeks into the new year, the resolutions are forgotten, and we revert back to our former ways. However, we challenge you to really think about a change you want to make that will not only impact your life for the better but those closest and most important to you. Our core team has compiled a list of resolutions we aim to keep well into the new year.
Amanda, Founder and CEO
My new year’s resolution is to organize my photos better. I have thousands of photos of my daughter on my phone, and it’s clogging up my cloud instead of filling the walls and shelves of our home. Some of the best memories of our lives are trapped on the cloud, and I plan to set them all free in 2018.
Jeanne, Operations Manager
In the new year, I want to start a vegetable garden to include peppers and tomatoes that I can share with my friends and family as farm to table is close to my heart. I also want to walk. Not just walk around my neighborhood or a causal stroll in the park; I want to nurture my creativity and use walks and natural paths to cultivate my new hobby of acrylic painting. To further this, I plan to re-open my pottery shed so I can start to “play in the clay” again!
Kelly, Strategic Marketing Manager
Carpe diem. To many, living life to the fullest means setting big goals. Over the last year, I have learned a valuable lesson – learn to enjoy the moment and savor the little things in life. In 2018, I resolve to fully appreciate life’s simple pleasures like walking barefoot in the grass, enjoying a quiet moment to watch the sun set, and not to be cliché, but I want to truly stop and smell the roses (that I worked really hard to plant).
Lisa, Strategic Communications Manager
I have several positive changes I want to make in both my professional and personal lives in the new year.
Email, text and Slack are all great for working and communicating, but in 2018, I’m going to reach out to clients and co-workers more often on the phone. A quick “hello, how are you?” and a chat about life is so refreshing in our era of non-verbal communication. I plan to pick-up the phone more often.
I want to become more involved in my community through various organizations. This will be a great goal to help me meet more people and give back to my neighbors.
Even though (or maybe because) I do social media work for our clients, I don’t post on my personal accounts enough. I want to use the next year to post on each of my accounts at least twice a week.
In 2018, I want to drink less coffee because…. oh, who am I kidding? I can’t give up coffee! As they say, “first comes the coffee, then comes the workie.” If anything, I might need to add a few cups!
Marian, Content Marketing Manager
When something is important to me, I can get overly passionate and emotional and ruin the moment not only for myself, but those around me. I want to take 2018 to slow down and dream a little before I act. I want to sleep on it, so to speak, and be a little gentler to the diversity of ideas and thoughts around me. I want to be slow to strike and quick to love.
Megan, Lead Graphic Designer
Psychologists see baking as a form of self-expression and communication, so it makes perfect sense that as a graphic designer I have set learning to bake as my new year’s resolution. I have the art of cooking down, so now I want to learn to bake well. In addition, I also want to learn how to do a flip on a trampoline. There’s something about being propelled in the air for the briefest of time as liberating and a connection between me and the world of exploration around me.
Morgan, Marketing Account Manager
My new year’s resolution is to be more realistic. I set high expectations for myself (and others) and like to dream big, so ideally, I would like to run every day, cut out all extra sugars or read one book every week. But, I’ll beat myself up if I forget to run one day, if I cheat and have a cookie or if it takes me two weeks to read a book. And, who am I kidding? I’m not giving up cookies. I want to learn to set more monthly, weekly and even daily goals and take baby steps. Then who knows—maybe I’ll get into a habit where running every day lasts all year (until the first cold day, of course).
Nolan, Creative Account Manger
My passion lies in being an illustrator; that’s the way my creative talents often go when I’m tasked with a creative graphic job. To enhance what I already know about design, I plan to compete in a graphic design competition, and ultimately, win a design award whether it be for my illustrations or for another area of design that I plan to grow in the new year.
What are your new year’s resolutions and how do you plan to stay committed to them all year? Here’s to 2018 and making it our best year yet!