Another year has come and gone and I still haven’t made a resolution. I’m not usually one for resolutions, seeing that the majority of people give up within the first two weeks into the new year. Instead, I want to set aside five goals for the year – five things I want to (and know I can) accomplish.
1. Eat healthier.
If you know me, you know I love junk food and Starbucks. As close as I have gotten to Starbucks recently (they follow me on Twitter and I have a sign in my room displaying my addiction), it still isn’t the best option for me. So instead of grabbing for a pizza and a nice cold frappe, I’ll grab water and a salad. And when I need a pick-me-up every once in a while, you know where I will be. 2014 was the year of Starbucks binge drinking. 2015 will be the year of moderation.
2. Exercise a little every day.
Again, if you know me, you know I am the queen of lazy. Why work out if I am already carrying a boulder on my back all over campus? Well, my skinny jeans say otherwise. A simple stretch here and there and morning yoga can actually do wonders (trust me, I’ve already tried). 2014 was the year of maximum laziness. 2015 will be the year of fitting back into my favorite pants.
3. End college with great grades.
With it being my very last semester in college (I know, I’m still shocked), I want to finish the year off strong. I finally figured out what learning techniques work for me and what I need to do in order to get those high grades (and no, it’s not brown nosing my professors). 2014 was the year of the struggle bus. 2015 will be the year of me passing with flying colors.
4. Blog more.
I came up with this blog randomly in the middle of the summer last year – it is actually my third time trying to have a blog. It never really stuck with me and even now I find it hard to write about things or find topics that are interesting (or just find the effort to do it at all). But this year I really want to start pushing out more content, whether it is cooking, rants, advice, photography and maybe even video. 2014 was the year of attempts. 2015 will be the year of effort and constant blogging (I hope).
5. No stress; be happy.
I get stressed out really easily whether it is about school or work or even something random like not being able to find the right baking flour. I even get stressed out because I’m not stressing out over something. And this stress leads me to a first class ticket on the struggle bus (I’m a frequent rider of this bus, if you couldn’t tell). But if I learned anything from this past year it’s that stressing doesn’t help – stressing holds you back. 2014 was the year of worrying about everything. 2015 is the year of relaxing and going with the flow.
Let’s see how long these last. I can already say the first one will be the hardest. What are your goals/resolutions?