New Years' Resolutions

Every year, I tell myself that I'm going to make a New Years' resolution, or a few, but I never follow through with them. I realized what the problem was; my resolutions were too big to accomplish easily, they were too broad, and I wasn't doing anything to fulfill these resolutions. The game plan this year is to make attainable resolutions, and have a little checklist for each one, that way I can make sure that I fulfill them.

  1. Lose 10 pounds: It's easy to say that you're going to lose weight, but actually doing it is the real accomplishment. In order to actually lose weight, I'm going to eat better quality food, indulge only as a reward, and be more physically active. Although I am always busy with schoolwork, I want to run at least once a week, on weekends. This plan should help me lose weight, if I follow through with it (which I will).
  2. Not stress over the little things: Everyone says that the details make the big picture, and sometimes that's true, but more often than not, it's not the case. Nowadays, every little thing that's gone wrong has ticked off my mood, but I plan on changing that. I want to focus on the bigger picture and not stress as much, because the stress isn't helping anyone. Every night while doing homework, a cup of tea can help relieve my stress, which is the first small step in being happier (and losing weight).
  3. Record the happiest moments: At the end of every year, we seem to forget all the things that made us happy and instead focus on the negative aspects of the year. I want to write down all the happy moments on a piece of paper and place them in a 2015 jar. At the end of the year, I'm going to open it and read all the papers, that way I can remember all the things that made me smile that year.
  4. Watch more movies: While I'm so busy trying to get an education, I seem to miss the fact that Hollywood doesn't wait for you to finish school to release big hits. During this break, I've watched so many movies that have either changed my outlook on life, depressed me, or just made me laugh. It turns out that I'd been missing all these great movies while I was studying. Sometimes all you need to do is dedicate 2 hours of your weekend to a movie to change your mood. I plan on watching one movie every Friday night, just to keep some excitement in my life.
  5. Improve my blog: Besides school and family, this blog is my biggest priority. I've worked so hard to improve my blog, and my goal is to keep doing that. I want to try to post at least once a week. I love my blog so much and I don't want to regret wasting such an opportunity to share my views on fashion with people all around the world.
  6. Get a job (for real this time): I've always told myself I was going to get a job, but I also always told myself that I didn't have the time for it. This year, not only do I want a job, but I need one. I want to be able to buy myself clothing, travel, and buy myself a nice camera. My parents have to support 4 children on their paychecks, so I want to relieve some of the burden. 
  7. Live life with no regrets: Last, but not least, I want to live life as though I were going to die the next day. I want to be able to look back on my life and know that I took every chance that I had when it came. I believe that this will make me happier in the long run.
These are just my personal resolutions this year, but feel free to use them as inspiration for yours. I think that no matter which resolutions you make, you should have baby steps or goals to accomplish each one. Making a list will help make your resolution more attainable, and you can check off items from your list as you go. You'll feel more accomplished and you'll fulfill your resolution! Happy New Year!


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