Our New Year’s Resolutions

Abigail Sabido
January 17, 2020

The new year is a time to reflect and assess the past year and prepare for what’s ahead. Part of this tradition is the classic New Year’s Resolution. We asked our VMAs and staff theirs and they happily shared their interesting lists. Take a look at the resolutions they hope to develop and accomplish in 2020!


Money Matters Matter


“Save money by minimizing ‘Adding to Cart’.”


“I’d like to achieve my financial goals and improve my financial literacy to prepare for retirement. I’m not getting any younger.”


“Develop the habit of not spending on unnecessary things.”

With the grand 11.11 and 12.12 sales last year, the country experienced major courier delays due to the huge volume of orders. This shows how many people fall for tantalizing ads and promos. Many admit spending on unnecessary stuff leading to ‘buyer’s remorse’ and even exhibiting signs of shopping addiction. Our staff is no different. They hope to tame their inner impulsiveness and be wiser shoppers this year.

Love Thy Self


“I’ll take on a holistic approach to attain overall wellbeing by listening more to my body, mind, and spirit. That is to make more time for myself, keep toxic people away, and develop a deeper relationship with God.”


“I hope to be the best version of myself this year!”

Our staff worked hard enough last year. It’s important to evaluate what’s happening and see what needs to be done to make a fresh start. Many aim to be more efficient and productive, a good start is by being more mindful and kinder to oneself.

Lose to Gain


“Imma lose weight! Realistic expectation is to be at 85kg by Dec 2020.”


“Hope to achieve my ideal weight of 50kg.”

Filipinos love food. Thanks to the sumptuous delectable holiday buffets, many vow to start the year by hitting the gym or taking early morning jogs. While others do so to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, others are willing to go through the ordeals of dieting to finally achieve that ideal weight.

For Mother Nature


“Continue with a zero-waste lifestyle in 2020 and further.”

The Philippines is gearing towards effective waste-management and the banning of plastic-use to reduce trash. While mostly propagated by environmental activists, it is actually everybody’s concern. With so many organic and reusable products available in the market, it takes just a little discipline and genuine concern for the environment to make the zero-waste lifestyle possible.

Stress less, ditch social media, start a minimalist lifestyle — the list goes on. For our VMAs, a better year starts with checking off their resolutions: starting the year right and ending it better.


Abigail is a senior writer in Xilium. Before joining the company, she worked as a content creator for online startups and has written about current events, health, lifestyle, and entertainment for US-based online news portals and lifestyle blog sites.