Monday, December 23, 2013

Monday Inspiration: Begin Again

Happy Monday lovelies! I hope your weekends were filled with holiday magic and a lot of fun. My weekend, however, was low key. Iced in thanks to this ice storm that's hit New England, I resorted to baking abundant amounts of Christmas cookies and willing my mouth to heal. Friday night, I was able to get down macaroni and cheese-- very possibly the highlight of my week. (Spending a week slurping down smoothies and pudding that soon became tasteless would make you appreciate mac and cheese too...) 

Now that I am finally feeling better, I'm excited to start getting back into some kind of productive routine. Sitting on the couch reading blogs for hours on end makes me happy, but my parents? Not so much. 

With the new year less than a week away, I'm starting to think about my resolutions. Last year, I followed Lauren Conrad's advice and framed my goals for 2013-- something I will most definitely be doing again this year. Set by my bedside, they were a reminder every day of what I wanted to achieve this year, and I have to say I'm excited to start on my 2014 resolutions.

Last year when I wrote my resolutions, I didn't focus on what would make me appear better to my friends or my peers. I really focused on what I thought would help make me a happier person. And I didn't overload my expectations for the year, which made my resolutions so much more achievable.

In 2013, I promised to:
1. Eat more fruits and veggies. Check!
2. Get organized. Check!
3. Focus on being optimistic. Check!

It's so crazy to me how big a difference a year can make. How big a difference six months can make, really! So much has changed, but for the better. I can't wait to see what 2014 holds. 

I saw this list of resolutions on Pinterest, and I think they're all really great ideas. It made me smile because when I looked at it, I found I had also checked off a lot more of the "More" list than the "Less" list.  

Resolutions for a lot of people tend to be something they dedicate themselves to, then get discouraged and forget about. Resolutions that are intimidating won't get you anywhere, or at least they never got me anywhere. Focus on realistic and achievable goals, and give them some real thought. You never know what changes you could make in a year!

I have some sort of idea for what my 2014 resolutions will be, but stay tuned... I'm not telling just yet!


Abby Meade said...

I pinned that more/less list a few days ago! I love it! I even screen shotted it so I would remember it!


Lauren said...

Happy to hear you are feeling better! I love the less more idea. Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration!


Emily said...

Thank you for reading!

Sarah Elizabeth said...
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Sarah Elizabeth said...

Lovely Quotes- gave me something to think about :)
Sarah xx