Happy Belated New Year Everyone! Whether you were celebrating your success in 2013 or the fresh start that 2014 will give you; I hope you wore a fabulous sparkle frock, had too much champagne and kissed someone you love. I was lucky enough to do all three. I rang in the New Year wearing a BCBG gold number, kissed the love of my life, and danced the night away with friends and family. After the confetti had settled, the Rose Parade had played its 6th re-run and everyone’s hangovers faded, it was only natural to reflect on the past year. So, in true cliche New Years fashion, I decided to make a few resolutions. Unlike years past I wanted these resolutions to be attainable, realistic, and hopefully cause a positive change in my life.
These are my top three resolutions for 2014:
Fist and Foremost: To Be Kinder To Myself. I am very hard on myself when it comes to work, working out, eating, being creative, you name it. This is probably a result of unrealistic resolutions from years past, combined with an obsession for success. It’s important to evaluate progress and strive for perfection, but not at the expense of happiness.
Second: Stop Being Jealous. I hate being jealous, but in a world of “likes” and “followers” its easy to start comparing and feeling less than. I have to remember that everyone’s journey is different, and that mine is important too. I plan to invest my time into projects I truly enjoy, so that I won’t be distracted by the Big Green Monster in 2014.
Third: Value Style Not Fashion. I work in the fashion industry and it’s hard to not want every new thing I see. (That Chanel perfume purse, pictured above, is totally on my radar.) However, I have found, the most stylish people mix brands, price points, and aren’t buying into every trend. This year, I hope to develop my personal style so that it is effortless and chic.
It is my hope that these three changes will benefit my wellness, happiness and productivity. In the end our resolutions may never be totally resolved, but if they were life would be boring. (And who wants that?) What are your resolutions for 2014, and how do you plan on keeping them?