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15 Resolutions to Keep in 2015
Out with the old and in with the new year! This new year gives us a chance to do the things we’ve always wanted and to undo those things we kind of messed up. So for 2015 we offer 21 suggestions for your resolution menu to definitely prioritize and keep. Even if you manage to sustain a few resolutions throughout the year, consider yourself a rock star!
WHEN IT COMES TO SEX…
- Make it a priority to know your status for all sexually transmitted infections.
- If you are in a committed relationship, be sure to talk about family planning and contraception. Avoid slip-ups.
- If you are infected with a STI, any STI, be courageous and inform your sexual partner to reduce risk and increase trust.
- Stop having random, anonymous, and/or casual sex. The potential consequence just isn’t worth it.
- If you don’t like condoms, make this the year you use them, often and correctly.
WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR JOB…
- Make this the year, you transition from the dead-end job you hate to a position you might love. Plan. Make it happen. You can do it.
- Confidently ask for a raise. Be sure you deserve one, you know your value to the company, and can articulate it to your boss.
- Take it serious. This may be your ‘in between’ job until a better option emerges but treat it and your colleagues serious. You never know.
- Learn a new skill. Acquire more job-related knowledge. Build your work capacity and become more valuable in the process.
- Seek out a workplace mentor and set a 12 month professional goal. Be intentional about your career growth and recruit a mentor to assist.
WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR FAMILY
- Spend more time with your aging parents and grandparents more often throughout the year. Create memories. Diffuse old tensions.
- Take a family holiday. Even a ‘stay cation’ can bring family closer together. You don’t need an airline ticket to make family memories.
- Forgive those who trespassed against you. If that person was you, seek forgiveness. Move forward.
- Parents tell your kids what they do to make you proud. Affirm their interests. Let them know you appreciate the good things they do.
- Make sure the family legal business is in tact. Are wills, powers of attorney, medical wishes etc. known and up to date? Get to it.
Whatever your personal and/or professional goals for the new year; Make it better and brighter. After all, we get another chance to get it right in 2015.