We are all guilty of jumping on the “new year, new me” bandwagon at the beginning of every year. It seems like a great idea, a clean slate, a second chance if you will, to become new and improved versions of ourselves. In all my 31 years on this earth, my humble, somewhat experienced:) , unpopular and unsolicited opinion is that those “new year, new me” resolutions are just not the way to go. They just don’t work.
Before you throw tomatoes, hear me out……
The first, and probably the most significant flaw to most resolutions is that they are way too broad, and made just for the sake of making resolutions…”I want to lose weight”, “I want to save money”, “I want to travel”, etc.
Instead of making these fake resolutions, what I tend to do is ask myself at the end of each year what I really want. I then set goals(as I prefer to call them) that are tailored to me, something that’s actually going to help me live a better life not just something I’m saying to make me look cool, after which I write down actionable steps to take towards achieving these goals.
Because I am all about my goals (someone start a drinking game for how many times I say the word ‘goals’ in this post) and constant self-improvement, I write them down somewhere so that as the year progresses, I am constantly reminded of what I should be doing to achieve those goals. I find for me, the best way to do this is to come up with a vision board of all my unique goals for the year. I can confidently tell you I have already achieved quite a few things on my vision board for 2019 (which I will share at the end of the year because I do not want premature gratification from sharing that now) That is because I have a visual reminder and every time I am doing something that is not in alignment with everything on my vision board, I make sure to get back on track. Just be sure to put your vision board some place where you can see it everyday. Mine is hung in my son’s room so best believe I see that beauty multiple times a day.
It’s never too late to start over. As we go on with 2019, I urge you, if you haven’t already to replace all those resolutions with goals and plans to take to achieve them. Forget the resolutions and ask yourselves one question everyday- “Is this making me happy?” And if you really, really, really want to make the most of 2019, fall in love with yourself first.
Count your blessings- be grateful for everything you have, give yourself a pat on the back because you’re killing it. I know I am.
I hope this post really inspires someone. I know most of you who read my blog come here for the fashion, but can we slay those goals while slaying those outfits as well, thank you 🙂
Tell me how your year is going so far.
What I’m Wearing In This Post
Topshop Satin Skirt – Here
Chunky Knit Sweater- Mango- Here
Saint Laurent Opium Sandals – Here