At first, I thought I didn’t want to make any new years resolutions. I thought it was silly, pointless since 2 months later top, people forget about them and consider it a fail.
Then last night, I came across this youtuber (Shaytards family), who gave me through his vlog one amazing motivational speech, about how important it is to find the occasion to make resolutions, and new year’s is just perfect for that.
He said that it doesn’t matter if I failed eventually, at least I would have tried, and why not try and achieve ! So anyways, I came to the point where I took a pencil, and wrote down all the important stuff I would love to accomplish and reach this year. & then decided I put them down here, so I could see them more often, and feel kind of involved officially !
1 # Minimalism :
It clearly is number one resolution for this year. I tend to forget about everything I have, and aim for more. More is never enough … I end up gathering a bunch of stuff that I don’t need -that no one needs to be honest, and get lost through them inside a room where you can’t breath.
So this year, I am buying less, much much less. No more gadgets (even if the iPhone 6 is the best revolution in humain history), no more magazines, beauty tools, furniture, and clothes ! Yes, no more clothes. Everyone I know agrees that I definitely don’t need more, in fact, I need less. And so I decided to start selling many of the boxes I didn’t even unwrap when I moved into the new place. So yes, definitely living with minimal stuff and food and money. Oh, and I even abandon the ‘I need a car’ thought.
2 # Replace :
So, there are many many things I do, or use in life that need to be replaced quickly. Like from .. NOW.
First is Tumblr ; Yes, blogs are more and more pretty everyday. And everything you see you love, and want to purchase. So to stay related with #1 resolution , I need to stay away from Tumblr, and replace it with books. More and more books. Again, no buying books, only rental and oldies.
Replacing time I spend online, with spending it outside… Sadly, our generation loves to hung out at bars (where again wasting too much money time and health), and home. When I meet friends, we either should go for a drink, or have it at home, or worse go shopping… ALL, WRONG ! Now, I shall motivate my friends to go on walks, shop at each other’s closets, book clubs, and joining fun events. (Probably less concerts though, I am starting to lose one ear.)
TV ! Well, technically I don’t watch tv since I got rid of mine months ago, and I only go up to my roommates room to watch tv if it is something very special and exceptional and I have no work and couldn’t wait for it to upload online. Yet, I do spend a lot of my free time watching series online. My weakness I admit … As I discovered this AMAZING website that never ever failed me to watch new episodes the second they are released, I began to watch more and more, and I sincerely love it. Still, I need to cut out watching series time, and replace it with more productive things to do, like edit all the photos I shot these couple of months, edit one very important video that I owe to one great friend, and damn it, sing more with my lovely pianist and 2 rock & roll guitarists yo !!
FOOD. oh yes, this is a very very big important point.
Replacing take outs, junk foods, pasta with more healthy food. This could have a huuuuge effect on my entire life. When I get to work, I always feel tired and weak, and I have always known why ; bad food, and bad sleep. Which takes us to the next resolution;
3 # Sleep, more :
This has been a very big problem to me for years. When I used to work part time aside from going to all my classes, I had this very crazy time table which went like this for months : Wake up at 8, go to work, eat at 1PM, go to school, finish at 4, go to the library, eat at 7 and rest til 9, then go chill with friends and go out partying til 5 or 6. Then wake up at 8 again. It was crazy, I know … My body made me pay me pay for it later. I surely did get better grades, and made much more money, but I had less free time for me, for my body, and my spirit. Well I did exercise or jog before work, but that usually made me much weaker to be honest. Anyways, my point is, from now on, I am getting my 7hours sleep, and going to bed midnight latest. WORD !
4 # MAKE IT HAPPEN :
This is where I will keep my projects to myself, but I need to say that these are the most important things through all of this. Personal projects. These are the things that will get me where I need to be. So more time working on those, and giving them my best, to get there by next year hopefully.
5 # Relationships :
I also tend to forget the best blessing to have, which are people. People in your life are the most important part of it, and deserve to have more of you. That being said, I have the greatest family, the best best friends in the whole wild world, and many many good friends I care about and enjoy seeing as much as possible. So I need to make effort to be the best daughter, best cousin, best best friend and try to return everything these people have given me, and all the things they have done to help me get over so many fall downs I went through in April + October 2012, and June 2013. These dates are kept in my heart forever, not because of how hard they were, but because of the love and support I found in all these amazing people in my life.
+ Little bonus : Spend more time with iris, my beautiful female dog. Having her here was one big of a blessing for couple of months now, hopefully many and many years more.
6 # Personal space :
To be honest, this was last summer resolution, and I am so so proud to say that I followed it word by word, and kept my promise to myself.
Since the last July, I have fully committed to myself, and promised to be happiest with myself, and not need anyone or anything to make me as happy as when I am with me only … It has been getting its results beyond what I hoped for. I began to enjoy my own company even in the lastest hours, at the most beautiful places, or watching the saddest of all movies. The truth is, I began to feel fulfilled on my own, which is the biggest accomplishment I have ever aimed for. So when I am sad, I am never sad for the same reasons I used to have before. And when I am happy, it is never, ever because of someone else’s actions. Anyways, I now know what I truly want from life, and I am only learning more and more about myself everyday. So the resolution keeps in place, and I am determined that next January all the other resolutions I have made today will still be rolling !
Wishing you a very happy 2014,
Love and sparkles,