This year produced some truly kick-ass movies and TV shows, that were also filled to the brim with life lessons and encouraging words of wisdom -- and all these entertaining characters have inspired us to better ourselves in 2016.
So we here at MTV News took -- or "borrowed," whatever -- 16 personal growth tips from various films and shows to use as part of our New Year's resolution list for the coming year. Hopefully, we'll be part of the 8% who actually follow through with their resolutions. Fingers crossed.
Let ourselves feel sad sometimes.
"Inside Out" taught us that sadness is a part of life (and our emotions) so we should embrace it when we need it. No one expects us to be happy 24/7, so if we need a good cry in 2016, we're gonna do it.
Become closer with our parents.
In an early episode of "Master of None," Dev (Aziz Ansari) made more of an effort to learn about his parents and tried building a stronger relationship with them. Although our parents can say and do things that piss us TF off sometimes, they're still our Mom and Dad and will always be there for us when we need them.
Help people in whatever way we can.
"Jessica Jones" showed us how you can be a savior to people, just by doing the little things. Remember the time Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) got that bicyclist health nut to lay off Malcolm Ducasse (Eka Darville)? If someone's in trouble, we're gonna stand up and do something.
Don't be afraid to start over.
On "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," the title character (Ellie Kemper) began her life again in NYC after being rescued from a cult. Instead of mourning her lost years, she embraced the newest chapter in her life — and smiled while she did it.
Never lose hope.
In "Krampus," the evil/demon Santa attacked Adam Scott and his family because they lost hope and happiness for the future. Things didn't work out so well for them, so we're going to keep on keeping on in 2016.
Don't take s--t from anyone.
Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) in "Mad Max: Fury Road" was a skilled warrior and driver, plus she was insanely intelligent. She didn't back down from a challenge, nor let her gender get in the way of her goals. We aim to do the same.
Create our own legacy.
In "Creed," Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) wanted to make his own legacy, getting out from under the shadow of his heavyweight champion father Apollo Creed. If Adonis could do it, we can create our own legacy as well.
Don't be anyone other than ourselves.
In 2015, Riley Matthews (Rowan Blanchard) stood up to a bully on "Girl Meets World" who wanted her to basically quit being herself. She eventually fought back, proudly doing the "weird" things that make her the unique queen of Rileytown. She was much happier after she defended herself to a hater, and we would be, too.
Never apologize for being who we were meant to be.
This year was an extra special one for progressive TV: We met Liz Taylor (Denis O'Hare) on "American Horror Story: Hotel." A transgender female, once Liz finally let go of her birth name and gender, she was able to fully embrace who she was always destined to be, and it was definitely not Nick Pryor. Liz was unapologetic about herself and all of us should operate in the same way.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Also from "AHS," Donovan (Matt Bomer) had that glorious moment when he danced to "Hotline Bling" and didn't give a f--k who saw him do it. He was just enjoying himself and letting the music take hold of him, which is honestly how it should be.
Keep our humor, no matter what.
After Mark Watney (Matt Damon) was thought to be dead and left behind on Mars in "The Martian," he didn't moan and groan about his Mars, Party of One situation. Instead, he did everything he could to survive, while laughing and joking (with himself) the entire time. If he could stare death in the face and laugh about it, we can keep our humor when we get stuck in an early morning traffic jam.
Make our mark.
Throughout "The Good Dinosaur," Arlo tried different ways to "make his mark," so he could place his footprint on the food tower alongside his family. After surviving in a feral world with Spot by his side, he selflessly gave Spot up so the human could have a better life. We wanna make our mark on the world (or at least in somebody's life), too.
Never give up on finding "the one."
After several years, Sheldon and Amy finally (finally) slept together on "The Big Bang Theory." Their relationship had been super rocky and partly non-existent this season, but they reconciled and did the deed, yet not because they felt like they *had* to or anything. No, they did it because they both hadn't felt that way about a person before, and lost their virginity as middle-aged adults. The waiting game sucks big time but eventually, someone will come into your life who will change your world.
Focus on moving on from our past.
2015 was the year the "Pretty Little Liars" girls grew the f--k up. They all dealt with a horrible trauma and Aria Montgomery (Lucy Hale) realized she needed to quit dating Ezra (Ian Harding) and focus on herself for a change. As the new season approaches in 2016, the Liars are now five years older and hopefully left all the issues from their past in the dust.
Tell our loved ones we're A-OK as fast as humanly possible, instead of making them suffer for weeks, when it's obvious to everyone we're fine.
"The Walking Dead" fans mourned the "death" of Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun) only to then learn he was actually alive. So, if it looks like we died in 2016 — but we actually didn't — we'll be sure to let our loved ones know ASAP.
And, of course, learn how to run flawlessly while wearing high heels.