In recent years, it has been cool to look at New Year resolutions as a waste of time.
I remember reading an article awhile back that said actually verbalizing and sharing your goals with people releases a chemical in your brain that makes you feel like you already accomplished said goal, making you less likely to actually succeed in doing so.
But because I am disgustingly hipster, it is exactly because New Year resolutions are considered lame that I am going to make some.
Because in the same way that I am going to be writing my company’s 2016 marketing proposal tomorrow, I think goal setting is important. Somewhat. Let’s get to it.
- Improve my Japanese speaking/reading. Try to learn 5 new words a day.
- Finish that short story that’s been in production limbo for over a year. Giving myself till end February.
- Blog more. (already winning) At least a post a week.
- Save more money. Learn how to invest my money and make that shit work for me.
- Finish that damn Outworld Devourer drawing I’ve been working on for six months. Do a CG every week after.
- Finish all the gunpla in my room (4.5 to go). Work on getting better at building.
- Work harder at my job. Make more shit happen.
- Pick up a new skill. Maybe dancing, or a musical instrument, or videography.
- Exercise. Twice a week. If I can’t make boxing class I’ll work out on my own.
- Work harder on treating others with respect, and not hurting people.
I think ten goals are do-able, right? Some of them seem really ambitious, but I think learning five new Japanese words a day isn’t ridiculous. It’s a 10min time commitment I can make on the way to work. It’s more about making that commitment, I guess.
You might have noticed I made no relationship goals for 2016- probably because I think I just want to let it happen organically. I did a lot of online dating in 2015, a ridiculous amount, actually. I think at this point I have a pretty good idea of what’s out there, and I’d rather just let things happen if they’re meant to.
So, let’s go make 2016 awesome.