All posts tagged: New Year’s Resolutions

2015: The Year of Facing Fears

If you’re anything like me you’ve recently found yourself turning to your coworker and asking “how is it already December!?” and by coworker I mean cat and by asking I mean shouting. But seriously, how is this year coming to a close already? The end of the year always makes me anxious because I feel like I’m “running out of time” to “do everything I wanted to do this year.” This is silly because it’s not like time comes to a screeching halt after December 31st (unless there’s something you’re not telling us ANCIENT MAYANS). A few years back a friend of mine explained that she doesn’t list New Year’s resolutions at the beginning of a year. Instead, she assigns a theme to her year. For example, she might have dubbed 2013 “The Year of Intention” or maybe 2010 was “The Year of Patience.” I dug this so hardcore because a) as a student of literature I’m ALL ABOUT themes, b) I like the idea of not having the pressure of a written list and c) I’m sorta lazy and …

Ask What You Want Wednesday | Keeping Resolutions

I’ve set a few New Year’s resolutions that relate to my dating life (mainly, I want this to be the year I finally get out of my shell) but I’m worried I won’t follow through. A friend told me about a sign she saw at her local Burger stand: “May your troubles last as long as your New Year’s Resolutions.” For some reason, we have a hard time sticking to our goals. Everyone does this. In 2014 I’m going to visit the gym every day before work (*snooze button*snooze button*) This is the year I’m going to start eating less meat!! (Gime those fried chicken wings) By the end of the year I’ll have written the first draft of that novel I keep wanting to write (angry birds, candy crush, celebrity gosssippp websitteesss) So for starters, don’t beat yourself up. We all know we want to grow and have the best intentions, but then life gets in the way. Here’s what I’d suggest: break down your goals. We tend to make big sweeping declarations at …