The right New Year’s resolutions

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New Year’s resolutions — you either love them or you really, really hate them. Honestly, I never got the point. My thinking went that making promises that you can’t keep is just a set up for disappointment (sore loser, here). Make no mistake, I have goals but they don’t necessarily need to happen within one year. Though I’ve warmed up to the idea of resolutions, I usually make them at different times to keep my goals in check.

The year does goes by quickly if you’re not paying attention, and if 2013 is the precedent, I do have a few things to remember.


Be healthy

The most popular New Year’s resolution of them all. It’s strange to say but most people I interact with are older than I am. I’ve really noticed that people don’t treat themselves the way they should, whether it’s because they don’t care or they don’t have time. I was on a streak at the gym this summer and fall but, you know, stuff happened. And there were a few late-night junk food dates, since I’m being honest. Now that I have some more time for myself and I know how to cook, I think that I can make this happen.


Be productive

Lists, I love them. I can make lists all day long, but sometimes I need a bit of inspiration to finally get started. This pretty much applies to all parts of my life. To be more productive, I also need to get better at my job. I’m not ashamed to say that. Given that I’ve changed the field I’m working in, there’s still a long way to go before I feel that I’m producing results. Last but not least, every year I resolve to finish writing a story and send it into the world. May 2014 be that year.

yev and beyonce
The resemblance is amazing.

Be fabulous

If you read a pop culture blog or website, they might tell you that it was Beyonce’s year. Heck, it’s Beyonce’s world. She had a baby, went on tour, put out an album without even hyping it up. I’m not her biggest fan but there’s something about this lady that exudes confidence and tells the world to bow down. She’s still able to surprise people despite being in the business for more than a decade, and I think that’s an awesome quality to have. I want to surprise people and surprise myself. Although I have a small party every time I successfully multitask projects or when I get dinner on the table at a decent hour, 2014 is going to be a year for the books.

I want to do more, achieve more, see more, but most importantly: own it.

Are you making resolutions for this year? Leave a comment to let me know if it’s related to Queen B.

Cheers! See you in 2014.

9 thoughts on “The right New Year’s resolutions

  1. New Years Resolution: Cut down on procrastination. Even as I type this, I am procrastinating. I would much rather read this blog or read anything interesting at all (like tabloids-duh) than do my trig homework. But it’s a huge problem and step by step I really want to get rid of it…tomorrow. See? Procrastination at its best.

    1. Thanks for commenting!

      Sorry that I’m contributing… Procrastination is definitely a big one for me as well, even though in my head I know that if I get one thing done, there will be more time for the others. Hopefully we can make this happen! 🙂

  2. I love that graphic you made! These are some great resolutions. I know for myself, I want to be more proactive…which is the first step to being productive! Good luck with your goals, and thank you for stopping by TUL!

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