“New year, new you” as the saying goes. And with each passing year, we find new resolutions to make (and hopefully keep) that will improve our quality of life. Whether it be mental, physical, emotional, or none of the above, there’s something refreshing about starting with a metaphorical blank slate in front of you. There’s a level of inspiration and motivation that doesn’t quite come with any of the other 364 days of the year. So here at Something Social, we’ve decided to share some of our New Year’s resolutions with you.
Calli Cholodenko, Founder: No phone in the bedroom! Eek!
Marissa Stahl, VP of Operations: To be ok asking for help. Very often I try to do everything by myself. I regularly put too much on my plate and overwhelm myself with obligations, duties and tasks. Usually, I get everything done but am a bit more than a stress ball at the end of it. This year, I really want to focus on leaning on those around me and asking for support when I need it most. Asking for help is not a bad thing and I intend to force myself learn and believe that fact once and for all.
Phoebe Schramm, Account Director: Find balance. I want to work on balancing my time this upcoming year. I think working in this industry and just the impact of digital in general right now, it makes it easy to only want to focus on work or being on our phones for hours on end. I’m lucky that I love what I do, but sometimes it makes it difficult to shut it off or put my phone down. I want to practice finding balance so that even after a long work day or after scrolling through Instagram for what feels like hours, I find time to do the things I love like cooking, going for walks with my boyfriend, traveling, spending time with my friends and family. I think that the more balance I have in my life and the more time I make for things I love, I’ll be even more present and more focused in whatever it is I’m doing… Everything in moderation!
Nora Henick, Digital Strategist: I personally don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I find it hard for myself to set long term goals with such commitment on one specific date. My “resolutions” come throughout the year, and they range from situational to personal to even something as small as making sure I drink one more cup of water a day. But I do challenge everyone to take some time, whether it be on New Year’s day or April 13th, to find a goal that will bring you some level of sanity. Let’s all use 2018 as a year to bring more love, acceptance, and kindness into the world.
Compiled by our Digital Specialist, Nora Henick.