11 Ways To Kick Butt In 2017

Relentlessly focus on what you care about, and relentlessly dismiss what you don't.

It's 2017 and you've got work to do. Whether you're organizing for prison reform, finishing school, or taking care of family, you'll need to build yourself up to keep fighting the good fight.

This week, on BuzzFeed's Another Round podcast, writer/thinker/our beloved life coach Stacy-Marie Ishmael gives us much-needed advice on making 2017 pop. Listen here or click "play" below!

Here are some of the things Stacy-Marie inspired us to think about in our attempts to do 2017 right:

1. Try NOT telling people your resolutions.

2. Get your social media* in order.

don't forget to change your draws tomorrow! don't take last year's crotch crusties into 2017! #nye #tradition

If your job title is in your Twitter bio, make sure you're cool with your employer seeing what you Tweet.

*and your draws

3. And on that note, get your media consumption in order too.

4. Give back.

5. If you have to cry at work, arm yourself with the right makeup.

Why our beloved @s_m_i makes the case for waterproof mascara😭

6. Protect yourself from internet trolls.

7. Rethink letting your emotional life be a function of whether your boss is having a good or bad day.

8. Cultivate a mentor who will support your dreams.

9. Practice Shine Theory.

10. Pick your battles.

Take a resolution from @s_m_i and be relentless. 💪🏾

Via Twitter: @anotherround

You won't have energy for all of the things. Pick a few of the things. Save your energy for those things. Then do the things!

11. Nourish yourself.

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Feed yourself with art and music and food that make you feel GOOD. Surround yourself with people that make you feel good, too.