Jacket: c/o Pink Martini (currently on sale!) | Denim: similar American Eagle | Top: similar H&M | Boots: H&M | Bag: Chanel
Happy New Years Everyone! I hope you all had a safe and enjoyable celebration. I know this post seems pretty cliche, but it is New Years day so I thought why not share a few of my resolutions for 2017!
1. Improve meal planning. I used to be really good at planning and prepping for meals on the weekend. I would write down a few recipes and plan my grocery list for the week based on that. I would then cook up to three dishes to take for lunches and to eat for dinner so that I wouldn't need to cook during the week. It saves you so much time and you can eat healthier (less take out =P).
2. Be more in the moment. With more blogging in the last year than I've ever done, I've been guilty of being absent even if physically present in a lot of situations. I know that the people in my life deserve more than my constant divided attention.
3. Be on time. If you know me, you know you can expect me to be late to everything. It's one thing I really dislike about myself. I always think I have more time than I do and I try to fit way too much into a short period of time.
4. Sleep earlier. Trying to fit way too much into one day, I can have some pretty regular late nights. I think this can be typical of a lot of bloggers, especially those balancing a full time job and blogging. However, I found my health to suffer a lot this year because I wasn't getting enough sleep. I always say I wish there were more hours in a day but the reality if there isn't. So I just need to accept that, which brings me to my last resolution.
5. Don't spread myself too thin. I contemplated whether or not I should put this on my list because it's important to create realistic goals so they are actually achievable. The truth of the matter is, I don't really know how to do this. I'm the type of person that always puts 110% into everything I do. I can't half ass - a perfectionist you may call it. The thing is, being a perfectionist isn't really a good thing. Yes your house may always look good, you're dressed to the nines and everything looks peachy keen from the outside, but at what cost? I need to learn that I can't do everything, especially perfectly and I need to be okay with that.
There are a few other goals I have for 2017 but these are the biggest ones for me. I constantly self-reflect and try to improve my imperfections but the reality is, I'm human. I make mistakes, sometimes repeatedly but try my best to learn from them. As long as I'm aware and try to make a conscious effort to make changes, I know I'm headed in the right direction!