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12 New Year’s Resolutions All Disney Fans Should Have
Don’t freak out, but it’s about to be 2016. In preparation for what we’ve already decided will be the greatest year of all of our lives, here are 12 New Year’s resolutions (one per month, not by accident but by design!) that will bring a little Disney magic to your year.
The world is big and beautiful, and it’s full of neat things like sunrises and mandrills who hold baby lions up for all the Pride Lands to see. Make sure to get outside and explore nature. It is the very thing that moves us all.
If you begin to realize that someone whom you always considered a friend is actually not very nice to you, or if the evidence is stacking up that they’re blatantly using you for your magic hair, just end it. Your time and energy and love are precious. Spend them on someone who appreciates that.
We bet you knew this was coming, and you were right. It’s great advice. The past is in the past, and no amount of worrying will change what’s already happened. No one has time for that in 2016! Focus your energy on today.
Reading will make you a better writer, it will fill your brain with new ideas, and most of all, it’s fun. Take a page from Belle’s book ( ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ) and set some reading goals for yourself. It doesn’t have to be crazy, or anything. One book a month will have you feeling great.
There’s a whole song confirming that we “ain’t never had a friend like” Genie. But maybe this year is the year to change that. You can start by meeting new people or talking to people who have always been around but whom you don’t know that well. Just remember—to have a good friend, you’ve got to be a good friend.
You know that thing that’s always interested you, but you’ve never really had the opportunity to get into it? Get into it. Watch nature documentaries or study a new language or read cool biographies about awesome people. No matter what else is going on, you’ll be 100% happier with yourself if you feel like you’re getting smarter every day.
There’s never any need to be afraid of sounding dumb in front of someone you look up to. People like to be asked for advice. They’ll be flattered you asked and happy to share it. Plus, you’ll get to benefit from their wisdom and avoid their mistakes. Everybody wins, so just be brave and ask!
You know that person at school or work whom you’ve never really talked to for one reason or another? In 2016, let’s all stop assuming we know people and actually make the effort to get to know them. We might be missing out on some potential best friends if we don’t.
There will always be challenges on the way to your goals; what matters is how you handle them. This year, make an effort to try dealing with obstacles in new and creative ways, especially if they’re some of the same challenges you’ve experienced in the past. Try fixing things instead of patching them, even if it’s harder work.
Whether it’s picking up an instrument, playing a new sport, or learning how to sew, give yourself permission to be a beginner at something. Acknowledging that you won’t be good at something when you first start doing it is actually so liberating, and it will make getting messy and making mistakes FUN.
There will always be people who you struggle to find common ground with, and 2016 will be no different. But what can be different is if you pledge to handle all interpersonal conflict with kindness. If you can go to bed each night knowing that you’re proud of how you treat those around you, even those who don’t treat you kindly back, then you’ll be so much happier.
It’s hard not to want to live up to others’ expectations for ourselves, just like it’s hard not to want to fit in. But life would be incredibly boring if we were all the same! With every passing year, you’re going to do a better and better job of figuring yourself out. Let 2016 be your best year yet when it comes to embracing who you are.
From all of us at Oh My Disney to you, we hope 2016 is your best year yet!
Tagged as: Aladdin (1992), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Cinderella (1950), Frozen (2013), Mulan (1998), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Pocahontas (1995), Tangled (2010), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), The Lion King (1994), The Little Mermaid (1989), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
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