There are accumulating articles and videos on millennials these days. Some are positive, many are negative, but most of them conclude that we millennials are fickle. We are less likely to stay at a job long term, have short attention spans, and are entitled. But at the same time, millennials have also created some of the largest and best known companies around today. Have you heard of Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Airbnb, Dropbox, EventBrite, Lyft, Snapchat, or Stripe? All started by millennials. Many of these founders fit those stereotypes of millennials that are often perceived as negative. They quit their jobs after short stints or dropped out of school. But, who is to say this is a bad thing? Since when is trying to be happier a bad thing? Because of these so-called millennials rejecting the status-quo, we have products and services that have fundamentally changed daily living.
2016 is coming to a close and with that we are reflecting on the events this year brought us. The internet is flowing with serious videos of well-known figures that have passed away and humorous videos of songs about how crappy 2016 was. It seems that many people are celebrating the ending of 2016 this year rather than the usual celebrations of the New Year to come.
Either way, with a new year comes new opportunity. And the tone and possibilities for 2017 are still up in the air. While none of us can really control what will happen in the world in 2017, we do have some control over what will happen in our world. And so it is time to decide who you will be in 2017. New Year’s resolutions have been falling out of popularity over recent years, but more than ever 2017 needs to bring back this tradition.
Who will you be in 2017? Will you decide to better yourself, or the world around you? It is hard to ignore the political situation with the coming of the New Year. And whether you are happy that Obama is leaving or scared that Trump is entering, it is up to all of us to set the mood for 2017 and add goodness into our communities. It’s time to be proactive. So, to help you get started, here is a list of 39 New Year’s resolutions to make 2017 a more positive, active, and successful year, along with tips on how to accomplish those resolutions.
Ahh the holidays…the magical time of year. The time for loved ones reuniting, giving and receiving, and lights filling the streets. Also the time for overeating, stressing over in-laws, and losing track of our normal schedules. The holidays often add a long to do list for many people - decorating the house, shopping, cleaning, cooking, and scheduling times to visit family. And with this long to-do list comes added stress. For others visiting with family means sitting inside for extended periods of time and skipping usual plans for physical activity.
Today, we bring you a how to guide for avoiding falling too far into this unhealthy pattern of behaviors - without having to avoid the holidays altogether.