I love the blog A Beautiful Mess. Emma and Elsie are the cutest sisters ever and they have really fun style. They posted about making simple goals for the New Year, instead of making a ton of resolutions that will most likely fail. I thought about it a lot, and here are my "4 Simple Goals" for next year, and what I'm hoping to accomplish with them.
1.) Eat more vegetables. I eat a lot of fruit...and also a lot of junk - not a lot of vegetables, at all. I know it's terrible, but I genuinely don't like them very much. However, I know my body needs vegetables to be healthy, so I'm going to try and eat more of them, even if I don't like them. Trinity's cafeteria has a salad bar and also stir-frys, so I'm going to hopefully eat from there more often, and then see how much more energy I have and how much better my body feels. I'm not trying to cut out all the bad stuff for good, or ban sugar or something crazy that I know won't work. I just want...more good stuff. Better food, better life. :)
2.) Stop procrastinating. Gah! I ALWAYS procrastinate! Even when I know I shouldn't! My grades weren't too bad considering it was my first semester of university, but I know I could have done better if I'd taken the time to study more and to talk to my profs and get them to critique my work before it was due. Next semester I really want to get in the habit of starting assignments early so I don't have to pull any all-nighters, and hopefully having more time will help me get all A's.
3.) Replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts. I am such a pessimist, you guys. I tend to believe the worst about people, and I always think that people are doing the same to me, even when they're not. I want to be a kinder, more sincere person, instead of always being sarcastic and negative. But, I know that you can't just change your entire personality overnight. Instead, whenever I find myself giving into my negativity, I want to replace that with a positive thought. Instead of dwelling on the bad stuff that happens, be thankful for the good. Instead of whining and crying over the fact that certain things that I want aren't able to happen for a really long time, just learn to be content with the present moment. This is probably my biggest goal this year. I just want to be happier and more optimistic. And heaven's sake, when you're in a bad mood, get off Twitter!
4.) Post an outfit photo at least once a week. Okay, this is partly a goal for myself, but it also depends on Austin too, because he's my cameraman. But, I started this blog because I wanted to share my style with others, and not necessarily because I wanted to post about stress cupcakes and non-existent weddings. I mean, those are fun posts to make, but not really what I'm all about. I want to blog about my outfits and the adventures I've had in them more than I want to blog about "stuff". Hopefully getting in the habit of taking more outfit pictures will help with that.
So, these are my goals. Do you have any goals for 2013? Simple ones? Complicated ones? Let me know, plus check out Elsie's post about it here. Happy New Year's, mes amis! Stay safe tonight!