It's no secret to say the past couple of years have been roadblocks to our normal day-to-day lives. New hobbies got picked up, some things were left untouched, and new dreams were created. With the end of another year, it’s important to be grateful for what you have but more importantly, proud of yourself for pushing through all the hard times. Here at PressReady, we can confidently say we’ve learned a lot about ourselves this past year and are ready to be even better versions of ourselves in 2022. We’ve decided to share a few of our personal resolutions with you all to inspire you to write your own goals for the coming year.
Suki Mulberg Altamirano, Co-Founder of PressReady - Founder of Lexington PR
Focus on living in the moment. A client of mine brought this up once - the idea of acting more like your kid when they forget the world and simply have the best time ever playing. The ability to focus on the now and just have fun for a bit - despite stressors that are in our worlds - is something I'd love to improve on. As a business owner and mother there are so many things I feel I'm constantly juggling, and the truth is they won't really ever all be completed. The ability to simply enjoy the moment and set this aside, is something I aim to be better at!
Keep setting bigger goals. Embracing growth and dreaming bigger. My goal in 2022 is to maintain this mindset, stay focused on the big picture of what I'm working to achieve. Also, ensuring that my goals are crystal clear so they feel attainable and not too abstract.
Read more books. Definitely not an original goal but something I miss doing and would like to dedicate more time to next year. Same idea as taking up a new hobby or going for a 20 minute walk everyday: taking a break and putting in a little bit of “me time” everyday will help me feel more present in all other aspects of life (work, home, family, etc).
Liz Anthony, Co-Owner of PressReady - Founder of Mariposa Communications
Drink More Water: The last couple of years (plus who am I kidding, decade or more?!) have been heavily fueled by caffeine. Always feeling jittery too? I'm going to make sure to stay hydrated at long last - one of the perks of working from home! I may even get fancy and keep some sliced citrus fruit handy to add to my water bottle and splurge on a new water bottle that feels even more clean and refreshing!
Be Present: The pandemic has only made things feel more urgent and panicked all while we try to live our lives. In order to stay connected and live in the new normal, we are expected to dial in, DM, and instantly text back on things big or small. I'm aiming to be more mindful of my time, allocating time to catch up on work, personal communications, my newsfeed and then live in the moment in person with my family and friends away from our screens. We all deserve a big break from Zoom and social media this holiday season. Hopefully it's a habit that sticks for me going into 2022!
Celebrate The Little Things in Life: Did you accomplish all of those projects you set out to do in the beginning of the pandemic? Me neither! Even if you haven't had a free moment or the motivation to organize your entire closet, take up knitting, learn how to bake, or run a marathon you survived and thrived on things that we were not prepared for B.C. - Before Covid. Did you make it to all of your meetings today? Did you pay it forward to a neighbor? Hold the door for someone? Take a moment to meditate? All of those are wins in my books keep up the amazing work, here is to a brighter year ahead!
Bianca Reyes, Intern
Build my confidence: Especially in college, it has been easy to feel like a small fish in a big pond; always feeling “average” and never taking compliments too seriously. Likely my biggest goal for the new year, I know I need to believe in myself, trust myself, but most importantly be PROUD of myself!
Out with the old, in with the new: In 2022 I want to make space for the new things coming in my life post-graduation, and get rid of stuff that isn't needed anymore. Emptying out my camera roll, old notebooks, computer files from assignments from three years ago, etc. I want to get rid of the clutter in my room, my closet, and my head that may be holding me back from what I truly want to accomplish!
Get to know myself: After graduating and before getting into the “real world”, I want to spend time with myself. I want to be more active, try new and healthy recipes, attempt new hobbies, and do a few things each month that I never would have done before!
Erika Siemasko, Intern
Re-embrace myself: I want to start doing things that make me, me again. I love to go on runs, read books, and cook. I don’t get a lot of time to do that during the holidays and school, so I want to work on saving time for those things in 2022.
Exercising: Probably the oldest resolution in the book, but one that is always relevant especially after sitting inside for the past few years. I always get in a 2-week spree of running and then I stop. I want to continue my journey with running, and make it a more consistent part of my routine!
Spend time with friends and family: Sometimes I like to be antisocial and spend time with myself (honestly, don’t we all?) and that’s great and definitely necessary at times. However, I recognize that after the crazy years we’ve had I need to start making more time for the people I love.
No matter what your resolutions are for the New Year, setting any goal will help you start off 2022 motivated and ready to get things done. After the past years we’ve had, take the time to clear out old messes to get organized and prepared to tackle the new things that come your way in 2022!