Happy New Year everyone! 2016 sounds like it was a pretty mixed year for everyone, but I have a few ideas of how to make 2017 the best it can be! I hope you all have already had a great New Years and first couple of days of January, but without further adieu, three things to make 2017 better than 2016:
1. Stop making unrealistic goals for yourself
I see so many poeple do this and let themselves down over and over again. Stop! Instead of going from literally never working out to saying you’re going to work out 5 days a week, MODERATE. Start by telling yourself you’ll do ten pushups before you get out the door every morning. Or designate Wednesdays for the day that you clear out no matter what to work out or go to yoga. Or instead of saying you’re going to get a 4.0 GPA when you’ve never gotten over a 3.2, hold yourself to going to meet with a teacher during office hours at least once a week, whether you need help or not. Whatever it is you decide to do, make it reachable. Goals are SO good to have, but they only work if they’re realistic.
2. Be honest
I know, so cliche, but it’s true!!!! Honesty IS the best policy– and it honestly 😉 makes your life so much easier, take it from me. Your life will immediately start going smoother if you (1) don’t do things you need to lie about and (2) are around friends and family that don’t make you feel like you have to lie. If someone loves you, they want to know who you are, the WHOLE you. It’s not a real relationship if you can’t be honest. Just trust me: it’ll make your life easier.
3. Turn up
Whether this means going to a party or having a girls night, it always means listening to good music! This can seriously make or break my morning, so whenever you’re feeling down, get the jamz goin and make the best of everything. And if you can’t, listen to some relaxing music, becuase there’s nothing wrong with having a rainy day in bed every once in a while. (Get ready for a self-promo) If you don’t have any tunes that you’re loving right now, go get inspired on my Soundcloud or even YouTube. Music and dogs are therapy. Seriously.
Okay well I hope you all enjoyed the first post of the New Year! Have a wonderful rest of winter break and I’ll see you soon!