Hey everyone! Christmas came and went and now it’s got me all down in the dumps about it. Post seasonal depression is no joke! You spend about two months gearing up for the big day and then it’s over in 24 hours. With as much money and time that goes into Christmas you’d think we could extend the day to include at least half of the 26th as well. But I rest my case. I think we’re all ready to move on and gear up for 2018.
While David and I were driving back from San Antonio where we spent Christmas with his family, I was thinking of what my “resolution” will be for the New Year. I admit that I make a resolution every year and never keep it beyond a week but this year needs to be different for many reasons but mainly because I’m making them for myself. So I’m sharing what my goals are and why I’m making them.
new year’s resolutions
The main goal I have is to simply take care of myself. I’ve spent the last two or so years running around trying to take care of everyone else, be an awesome employee and blogger, and adjust to life in Texas. Those are all things I should want to do and they still are. However, I’ve come to the realization that I can’t care for others if I don’t care for myself, no matter how great an employee or blogger I am it will never be enough, and I’m finished adjusting to a new home. Dallas is my home now and I need to finally accept that.
Taking care of my mind, body, and heart is now my first priority in my daily routine. So what does that look like? I’ve made a list of “I wills” instead of “I’ll tries” to hammer the nail into the coffin so to speak and force me to make these things happen:
I will exercise daily, whether it be intense cardio or a relaxing yoga session.
I will pray in the morning when I get up and at night when I go to sleep.
I will stop working over 40 hours a week.
I will stand up for myself in my job and in life.
I will bring healthy food into my home and indulge when I go out instead.
I will take my vitamins and apple cider vinegar shots daily.
I will take care of my skin and teeth by giving them the proper care they need via professional help and at home care.
I will take educational improvement classes to broaden my professional abilities.
I will ask for help around the house when I need it.
I will stop saying negative things about myself, especially “I’m fat.”
I think the worst thing about feeling so run down all the time is that you simply run out of energy to do anything but what is absolutely necessary. Job stress has done that to me in the last year. I just haven’t had energy to do anything for myself beyond basic care requirements and it’s taken a toll on me physically and emotionally. So as much as I hate the cliche saying “New Year, New Me,” it will be a new year and a new me! So hold me to it!
new year’s eve outfit
Photo credit: Luisa’s Secret
Let’s talk about my sparkly New Year’s Eve outfit! This sequined dress has New Year’s festivities written all over it and I love it! It was a good deal at forever21 (link here) and definitely something I’d never normally wear (my mom informed me this was too short) but because it’ll be chilly here in Dallas, I threw on some polka dot gold Kate Spade tights underneath and voila! This outfit was born. I’ll probably ruin the outfit by wearing a parka New Year’s Eve because its supposed to be about 33 degrees that day but I will always pick warmth over anything else, including a cute party dress!
Share with me your New Year’s resolutions in a comment below!
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