Jan 2, 2013

2013 Resolutions

1. Go to bed earlier & be more productive in the morning: This was my resolution last year, but I would really like to be asleep before midnight every night so I can get up earlier, and do more, like going to the gym before school.

2. Stop wasting my time on social media: The amount of times I check Facebook and the like is excessive, especially multiple times in a row, just because.

3. Let go of multitasking: There are certain times I need to just let go and focus on one thing at a time. Example: on the treadmill, I feel like I should be reading a book, while listening to music, and reading CNN on the TV in front of me. As Socrates said, "Beware the barrenness of a busy life." I am only one person, so I need to start doing one thing at a time.

4. Stop letting others influence my life: I found a great quote on Pinterest the other day, "A tiger doesn't lose sleep over the opinions of sheep." Too often, I let others thoughts about me make me really upset, even if I don't know them or don't like them. I am who I am, and I need to be confident in it.

5. Swim more, run less: While I love to run, it is really hard on my legs/knees/ankles, and I love to swim, bike, etc., and I need to change up my workouts more.

6. Appreciate every day: My life is going to get really exciting this year, but before graduation, camp, recruitment, college, I have a bit to go. I want to really cherish the last few months I'm spending with my classmates and school.

7. Write more in my journal: I love to write, but I always forget to or I'm too tired at night. I love to read my previous entries, and I just need to open up my journal and write, even if it's only a sentence.

8. Less Diet Coke, more coffee: DC is so bad for me, and I want to cut it down to once a week and make it an occasional treat. I also want to start having just water whenever I go out to eat.

9. Take care of myself more: I take care of myself, but I want to start having my nails done every week, doing my hair, start wearing eye makeup every day, and make my life a little more fabulous, even if it just for myself. I'm worth it.

10. Work harder: It's my last semester of high school, and I want to leave my mark and have my best semester yet. This spring, I'm also taking quite a few AP exams and I want to do really well on them so I can take better courses next year. 

What are your resolutions?




  1. I think "stop letting others influence my life" is important and something everyone struggles with. I should put that on my list this year too.

    (formerly Simply Lowcountry)

  2. Happy new year!
    Mine are basically the same as yours! I think I have exercise in general more, and to take time off for myself.


  3. I do the same thing with social media!! It's bad. I'm trying to only check Facebook/Twitter/Instagram one time after 5:00.

  4. Diet coke for coffee!! I so agree!! I am notorious for my Diet Coke addiction and it is sooo unhealthy. I got a Keirig for Christmas so that will help me with the switch :)

    I love all of your resolutions & wish you the best of luck with them! Definitely make sure you work hard but also enjoy time with your friends during your final semester of senior year!

    Charlee Anne @ thepreppygraduate.com

  5. I certainly wish I could give up at least a fraction of the Diet Coke I drink solely to function..best of luck to you! I couldn't do it!

  6. Diet coke... that's a hard one! And good luck with your last semester of HS!

    Molly-- LiveItLovely.blogspot.com

  7. Love the one about going to bed earlier and waking up earlier. I started to do that once I started grad school, and it's been awesome!

    Good luck!


  8. Sounds like a great list of resolutions! Diet Coke will be a tough one..


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