I used to do resolutions every year, mostly dealing with health and career goals but this year I could not think of one. Years ago I started doing one thing every day, which is to bring positive energy to one person or remove one negative thing from my life.Positive energy could be something simple as leaving an extra five bucks on a tip, promoting a fellow comedian, or just leaving a positive review for someone. Removing negative energy would be simply deleting a contact who was negative online or ending a toxic relationship.
I don't remember if that started as a resolution, but I am pretty sure it did. Since that time, I have increased it to 10 times a week instead of one a day (10 vs. 7 for you non-math folks like me). It has been helpful except for the end of the week if I didn't do anything and have to do like 10 positive things in an hour to get them done in time.
A few weeks ago, I added the tattoo "work hard, be kind" to my body, as a reminder of that positive energy, shortened from the Conan O'Brien quote I have on my wall. I stand by it. #careerchange #resolutions2023 #resolution #formerlawyer
Paul Farahvar is a comedian hailing from Chicago, Ill.
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