A couple of days ago, I was talking with my boyfriend and as we were discussing what our plans were for next year, I got the incredibly brilliant, amazingly bright idea for us to create our own hashtag. We came up with #winning2014. I know, original right? The point was that everytime we discussed the future, whether via email or facebook, we would use this hashtag. It would be the hashtag equivalent of tying a string around our fingers. A short but sweet reminder to stay the course without having to constantly read a list of everything we want to attain.
What I'm trying to say is, if you're thinking about making a resolution, don't. Make a hashtag instead. You're ability to use it across so many platforms will not only be a constant reminder of your goal, but will create that mental focus you need to achieve it. So for example, instead of telling yourself that you want to lose weight, create a hashtag that says #10lbs2014. The ability to use it in emails or in social media will be a constant and fun reminder to stick to your plan.
To get you started, I took some of the most popular New Year's resolutions and created hashtags for them.
1) Exercise more #getfit2014
2) Do more international travel #aroundtheworld2014
3) Enjoy life #livinglife2014
4) Go back to school #MBA2014
5) Get a new job #movingforward2014
#happynewyear #2014 #resolutionssuck #hashtagmylife #winning2014