For so many of us the biggest part about resolutions is keeping them. It's half way through January and if you're like me then you're already starting to lose that "New Year, New Me" mentality and fall back into your normal, comfortable ways.
I started 2017 with a bang. Unintuition's "217 Things To Do in 2017" went viral with 70k+ visitors and I started another website with my boyfriend. I also started a Meetup group, hoping to meet new friends because I've lived in Chicago nearly 2 years and really haven't stepped out of my comfort zone too much to make new friends.
But now it all seems like "meh". The sites, the group, and other resolution "ideas" I had. Maybe it's because the rush of excitement is over and now in order for these things to succeed you have to get to the nitty gritty. Or maybe it's because at the root of it all, those things are just "extra" and it feels tiring to pursue them. However, I think this year is about seeing it through.
Maybe not the entire year- but long enough to really give something a shot. In 6+ months if a resolution, hobby, or job still feels like "meh" then let it go but at least you can say you tried. I don't think most people see things through. They give up, they get tired, or they just don't care anymore. There's something said for seeing your ideas and commitments through, even if you knew from the start it wasn't the best idea. I normally don't see things through but this year I feel like I owe it to myself to just get my sh*t together and do it. If it all fails then in 2018 I can go back to my "meh" lifestyle.
The thing about NYE is that the excitement for the future is contagious. It's easy to feel inspired and motivated. Now, however, we have to find a way to ignite the fire in ourselves on our own. I know the more fuel you add, the bigger the fire will be. Maybe right now - as January slowly goes by and winter rages on - we need to spend some time adding fuel to the fire, knowing in a matter of time it will be raging.