New Year, New You

New Year, New You

Posted on December 29 2016

It's official, we're in the last few days of this year. I am so ready to let go of 2016 and welcome 2017. Let's look back on this year, shall we?

2016 was a leap year! So it was destined for unusual and amazing happenings. This year brought us some pretty sweet superhero/action movies with Batman v Superman, Deadpool, Suicide Squad, Captain America, Doctor Strange. My favorite was Suicide Squad because who doesn't love Margot Robbie parading around like a maniac? Pokemon Go also took over the entire summer, do we even remember that this happened? Because it did, and it was worldwide. Memes are at an all time high, thanks Twitter. Michael Phelps unapologetically dominated at the Summer Olympics in Rio. Beyonce dropped Lemonade which to this day, still makes me feel like I am a b.a. woman who don't need no man. The Cubs won the world series...what? Yeah no seriously, they did! And finally, we lost some of our most iconic pop culture superstars such as Prince and Carrie Fisher, undoubtedly their legacies will live on. 

Clearly, 2016 was a roller coaster. 

Going into the new year, I'd like to try something new. We all make resolutions, yes. Mine has always been "do what makes you happy next year". But that's more of a motto, right? This year I want to be productive, make things happen, and continue climbing even after it's done. Honestly, I'm heavily inspired by our very own Kelsey because that woman does it all. And her outfit, hair and make-up is still always on point...how does she do it? Not sure, but hopefully today's blog will help you, reader, and I become boss ladies as well.

The What

Make a list. This list can be anything, but it has to be goal oriented. Short-term, long-term, whatever. The catch is, they have to be in order of priority to you and be followed by a reason.

Here's an example:

  1.  Workout more for toned arms by summertime
  2. Read more American Literature before school starts back up
  3. Clean out my closet and donate clothes I don't wear anymore

By following each goal with a reason, you're reminding yourself the importance of it. It helps so much to tell yourself why you're doing what you do. 

The How

Let's talk logistics! How are you going to get where you want to be. This is a list of literal actions you are going to take to get closer to your "The What".

For example:

  1. Sign up for a gym and create a fitness plan within the next two weeks
  2. Go to Barnes & Noble once every two weeks to pick a new book
  3. Every time I buy something new, take something out of my closet

You'll notice this list should also include time sensible strategies. Creating a healthy routine for yourself is important in becoming the woman every one asks "how does she do it?". This is because without timeliness, we find ourselves putting things off. Those "there's always tomorrow" or "I still have time" phrases have no place here! We start now, ladies.

Keeping Track

Alright, what's the point in all this hard work if we don't see progress? Keeping track of your progress is important because it's not only the end goal we should be celebrating, it's the effort you're putting forth. Don't be hard on yourself if you've been working at one of your goals consistently without seeing any results, be proud of yourself for the work you are putting in! Keeping a log of each goal helps show you that hey, you're getting sh*t done. 

An example of a log:

Date Book Of Choice
1/1/2017 Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
1/14/2017 The Reader by Benhard Schlink
1/28/2017

TBD

 

So there we have it! How to be a boss lady as per yours truly. The only materials you'll need are a positive attitude and a notebook to keep everything written down in. Cute notebooks are everywhere, Target in particular (check out my Target blog post here). I'd love to see your New Years' plans! Tag us in your Instagram posts @KelseysKlosetBoutique or me @F.abulosaa! It's always inspiring to see go getters, going and getting it done. Happy New Year everyone!

See you in 2017!

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