In Luke 10:38-40, we read about Mary and Martha. Martha was doing all the work while Mary was sitting at the feet of Jesus. This year may you be a Mary rather than a Martha and choose to do first what matters the most.
Living for the approval of people keeps us from the purposes of God. Purpose diminishes distractions, pushes us through the pain, and empowers us to please God. This year, may you choose purpose over popularity.