As 2019 is finally here, I decided I would write a little bit about my biggest goals this year compared to 2018. Last year was a pretty good year for me. I started a lot of new things, but if things ever went wrong I was quick to criticize myself. Being positive has always been difficult for me; I find that I can be very hard on myself and sometimes set unrealistic expectations. There are days where I would wake up in the morning in a bad mood and instead of trying to lift myself from the funk, I would make excuses to justify a bad day and hope for a better tomorrow. Making a choice to let the bad things go and trying to put a smile on to make my day a fraction better is what I need to focus on. So, my goal for 2019 is just to take my wins and not dwell on my losses - to be more positive and stop putting myself down.
This is, of course, easier said than done and is going to take baby steps. I don’t want to change the expectations I have set for myself, but I do want to ensure that they are reasonable and attainable. That doesn’t mean that I am going to strive for less but maybe I can give myself more time to achieve goals? It’s going to be a learning experience, and that is okay. I started this blog to do something for myself and move out of my comfort zone and working towards a more positive 2019 is doing just that!
I am by no means saying that it is not okay to be sad, because that is definitely okay - it’s okay to cry, its okay to be in a funk, but it’s not okay to let it affect your whole year! It’s easy to get down on yourself when something doesn’t go your way. I plan to change this by getting in a different routine. If my day starts out poorly, I will not let it affect the rest of my day and make excuses for why I can eat chocolate all day long because today stinks.
Having a clear and healthy mindset can only bring positive thoughts and actions. Heck, maybe I’ll even start to meditate and try and find some more Zen in my life (please don’t hold me to that or tell my dad that I said that because he will enroll me in a class right now and might even send me to the mountains to meditate with the monks like he did – it’s his thing, not mine, but maybe it could be!).
I realize that some of you might be reading this thinking “wow her goal is to be positive, LAME, I’m positive all the time!”, but hey that’s okay, everyone has their weaknesses and that’s one of mine! Those of you that know me and are reading this are probably thinking “FINALLY!”, and that's okay too. I don’t tend to make new years resolutions because resolutions tend to get broken, so I am calling this positive change a goal I am working towards.
I welcome any and all advice that you guys have to help me achieve my goal this year! I hope everyone’s 2019 is off to a lovely start.
Outfit details are below!
I am someone who is always cold and I can honestly say that this jacket keeps me SO warm in these Chicago winters. I have a parka from North Face that I use until it hits below 30 degrees, and then I pull this bad boy out because it's guaranteed to keep me nice and toasty. It's from Canada Goose and I am wearing a size Medium (mine has the black Canada Goose label on the arm which I prefer, however the red label is also tagged here). I love that it has the cinched waste because it prevents cold air from traveling up and down the coat. My purse is from Rebecca Minkoff and my sweater is from Amazon.