New Year’s resolutions actually suck. They’re just a big aspirational guilt-stick you’ll beat yourself up with from the moment you go to bed on January 2nd not having exercised or read a book or whatever.
But New Year’s really is a great time to try and inject some positivity and hope into your worldview. The ticking-over might be arbitrary in the grand scheme of things, but it can feel symbolic and meaningful, and it’s as good a time as any to declare a fresh start, a new leaf, a clean slate.
2018 was a screeching medical-waste dumpster fire in so many ways for so many people, so it’s no wonder people have been looking forward to 2019 for quite a while. Specifically, people are finding inspiration in small moments, and declaring: this is the energy I’m taking into 2019.
The Energy You Are Taking Into 2019 can be anything. It’s the vibe of the thing. It can be specifically about your love life, or your work life, or just an ineffable aura you would like to carry with you. It can represent confidence, determination, self-love, self-care, or just taking no s**t.
It can be the lessons learned from this grandma:
The effort JoJo went to in order to flip off her old record label:
Embracing the contradictions of your aspirational self and your true self:
Demanding more from your crushes:
Extremely bisexual energy:
Katherine McPhee’s chihuahua:
Whatever this is, it’s good energy:
Precision Insta-curving your f**cboi ex:
Dad levels of confidence:
Self-caring this hard:
Not letting anyone else define you:
Unless they’re right about you:
Suits: (that’s it that’s the energy)
This accurate review of Aquaman:
This accurate cosplay of Aquaman:
Self love means never having to say you’re sorry:
Whatever you choose to take into the New Year, whether it’s aspirational or realistic, you can tell yourself that everything you do is That Energy, because who can argue? You can’t break an energy.
Happy New Year.