2017 was an interesting year. It was a year of challenges, accomplishments, and of course my second-year of medical school. I have learned so much about myself not only academically, but also personally. So much that I want to implement more of the positive changes I began to practice in this year.
Here are my top three New Year’s Resolutions for 2018:
- Take a day off: As weird as it sounds, I get so into school and seeing patients in clinics that I often forget to take a personal day. It’s true that I relieve stress by going to the gym or meal-prepping. But in 2018 I want to take a day where I do nothing but relax in bed and watch Netflix with no other priorities.
- Pursue a Hobby: During the little time I have, I try to take home videos/photographs hoping to put them into a visual scrapbook one day. I love exploring my creativity and this year, as a break from board studying and clinics I hope to further pursue that passion by making a YouTube channel to showcasing my work.
- Laugh often: One of the biggest mistakes I have made throughout this journey is allowing stress from uncontrollable situations get the best of my mood. I am going to make an effort to accept the fact that there are going to be deadlines, situations, and exams that I cannot have control over. However, I can always control my attitude towards them, even if it means putting a smile on my face while putting in 100% effort.
What are your top three resolutions for this year? Comment down below!