New Years Resolutions
In with the New.
2017: the year that brought us bottomless brunches, fidget spinners, Beyonce’s twins and Italy failing to make the football world cup for the first time in 60 years… Safe to say that a lot happened locally and globally, feeding into our day to day lives and providing mild entertainment and validation.
Putting all that behind us, looking forward to the year to come and making plans is always an exciting and ever so slightly daunting prospect – the act of making a New Years Resolution often treated with a halfhearted attitude in anticipation.
Resolution rɛzəˈluːʃ(ə)n/noun 1. a firm decision to do or not to do something.
Sitting somewhere between a Resolution and a Goal, a “New Years Resolution” needs to be approached with the same attitude we relinquish to creating a SMART goal in that it must encompass the following attributes: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely. A Harvard Business study that 14% of those who have goals are 10 times more successful than those without goals. Secondly, that 3% of those with written goals are 3 times more successful than the 14% with unwritten goals.
Inspired by the melting pot of individuals that work here at The Morrison, we have complied a list of our Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions:
1. Get Creative
“This year I want to learn a creative and practical skill, more specifically – the art of calligraphy. I’ve always loved the simplicity and prettiness of stylish handwriting. From wedding styling, to basic sign writing and thank you cards – I’ve found a Sydney based company that offers a range of creative courses called Little Lane Workshops that runs group classes on the weekend. A great introduction to see if I want to pursue it further.” – Carlie
2. Switch Off
“It recently occured to me how much time and energy we put into social media, so this year I want to reduce the amount of time I spend aimlessly browsing through my newsfeed to pass the time. And instead (as cliche as it sounds) live in the moment and enjoy.” – Tom
3. Travel Locally
“We’re so lucky living in Australia, the incredible lifestyle, beaches and great weather certainly help. I want to take more time to explore Sydney’s backyard, planning regular roadtrips around NSW on my motorbike and enjoying what the country has to offer.” – Jeff
4. No more Excuses
“This year (2017) I started Italian language classes at Sydney Community College, in total I completed 2 Levels and was very proud of myself. But as the year went on my commitment to my studies fell to the wayside, with a variety of excuses (too busy, too tired) to fall back on. In 2018 I want to pick up where I left off and put aside my excuses and continue learning this wonderful language.” – Erin
5. The Gift of Giving
The selfless act of giving your time, whether it be to a friend or family member in need, or volunteering to a good cause or charity – there is no shortage of ways to help others, human, animal or environmental. Thankfully the internet has our back and a simple Google search will offer a range of ideas and contacts to do so. This year we were introduced to Braidwood slow-food microfarm Wynlen House who regularly need help for planting and harvesting, and Food Bank Australia who supply 66,000+ meals nationally a year to those in need through donations and volunteering.
With all of this in mind – put aside some time in the next week and consider where you want to be in a years time, what you want of have achieved and how you’ll get there…
So from all of us at The Morrison, we wish you all the best in your endeavours for the New Year and sincerely thank you for your support throughout 2017. It’s with thanks to our employees and customers that we are able to achieve our own goals and celebrate the fantastic city we live in!