Monday, January 1, 2018

New Year's Resolutions

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As each year ends, I always enjoy creating a list of New Year's Resolutions to stick to. This year, I am striving for realistic accomplishments instead of unreachable goals. 2018 should be about positivity and building myself up instead of feeling guilty for the failed resolutions that may have been almost impossible to stick to anyways! I definitiely think it is important to challenge oneself when setting personal goals and creating new resolutions, but always remember that the set resolutions are not defining, and if they are failed, it is okay because we are only human and everyone makes mistakes. Besides, growing as a person from past experiences is one of the most beneficial ways to improve in life.
My Resolutions  
1. Appreciate the Little Things 
I am definitiely one of those people that gets very wrapped up in my responsibilities and sometimes I forget to appreciate all of the little things in life. Some days, beautiful weather or a compliment I receive on one of my articles for my internship are as good as the day may get and these still sound pretty nice to me!
2. Stress Less
These days, it seems as though I am constantly stressing about something. However, getting myself all stressed out does more harm than good in the long run. While avoiding stress altogether is nearly impossible, I am going to attempt to relax more as the new year approaches!
3. Give More Thanks
I have a lot of wonderful people in my life ranging from family members to coworkers, and I would like to spend more time during the new year to let these people know just how much I appreciate them. Without my support systems, I do not know where I would be.
4. Ignore What Others Think
This may be another challenging resolution, but I am working towards this goal each and every day. By this point in my life, I just want to do what makes me happy and sometimes this means forgetting what other people think in the process. Although I have no problem standing up for myself and voicing my opinion when necessary, I think there will always be those people who are only looking to tear you down. Ultimately, I know who matters to me and who has my back, and these are the only opinions that count at the end of the day.
5. Be More Confident
This resolution goes along with my fourth one, but I think this may be the most important goal of them all. Most days, it feels easier to overlook my accomplishments than to praise myself, but sometimes a little praise can go a long way. There is nothing wrong with being proud of yourself and your accomplishments, and this will help increase your level of confidence as well. One of the other most important things to remember as 2018 approaches is that we all have our own pace of growth. I do not need to compare myself and my achievements to another person's achievements. As long as I am growing and improving from the person I was yesterday, then I am in the right place.

The best is yet to come! I hope you all have a great new year with exciting adventures and loved ones.
Xoxo,
Nicolette 


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