Hello and Happy New Year!

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Happy Tuesday!!

Holy moly.

Where have I been?!

I only just realized a couple of days ago that I have been absent from my blog for almost three weeks and for that I apologize. Things have just been so busy with my new job, the holidays and life in general that I just could not find the time to really sit down and write a decent blog post but here I am. I am back.
First off I want to start off this post by saying...


Happy New Year!

It is now 2014, the time of new year resolution making...and breaking.

It seems that this is the time of year we decide to make promises to ourselves that we usually end up breaking whether it is to loose that ten pounds that have been hanging around, get that better job, finally go on that trip or a variety of many other promises we make ourselves but what seems to usually happen is that when a week or two passes the gym pass stays in the wallet, the job hunting ends and that trip returns to the back burner.

Why?

Well my theory is because of the whole idea of a new years resolution and the joke that they stop before they even begin. Personally I do not make new year resolutions because they seem to always come with this pressure that you have to meet that resolution within the first week of making it and when you do not succeed you just give up! When it comes to setting goals for yourself you should not depend on a new year to set those plans in motion. I honestly know a few people who will literally wait till the new year to start working on their goals instead of starting on them straight away. Which seems entirely pointless to me!
Even though I do not make new year resolutions I do have a thought to share with those who do and that thought is to stick with that new years resolution.

No one ever succeeded in what they do by giving up just because it does not come as quickly as we want it to.

Things take time, work and dedication.

Words that make a lot of people cringe but it is a reality in life.

If you want to make a new years resolution make yourself excited about it for more then just the first of January. Make it something that excites you everyday because you know that each day is getting you closer to the end result of your goal!

Do not let it become a ball and chain weighing you down. Turn those thoughts around and remind yourself why you made those goals in the first place and let those reminders drive you to keep going after that end result. 

As I said I do not make new year resolutions but there is one thing I do make on new years day and this year will be year three...I make myself a vision board. Things that I would like to see happen in the coming year and goals I set up for myself, with no set timeline other then to reach it (hopefully) by the end of December. Personally I find it far harder to break an vision board that you see everyday then a promise you make to yourself with nothing to remind you why you made that promise in the first place. If you would like an idea on how to make your own New Year Vision Board you can check out my past post on the topic here;


http://thelovelytwentysomethings.blogspot.ca/2013/10/vision-boards-scary-good.html

So whether you plan on making a new year resolution or a vision board I wish you the best of luck and that you stick with it and see it to the end because trust me it is far more worth it and fulfilling to stick with your goal then to give up on it and yourself. Just lay off the pressure and let it take as long as it needs to...Rome was not built in a day!

So what do I plan to put on my vision board (basically my long term new years resolution) ?
I am picturing a snazzy montage of travel clippings, nature, healthy living, happiness and success in my plans for 2014 ;)
Only a little bit vague right?
I hope to share my own finished vision board with you in a future post!

Till then, I hope 2014 is anything and everything you could ever want or dream!




XOXO
Nicola

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6 comments

  1. I like the idea of a vision board, it's something you can easily set up and add to it as you go along. Thanks very much for sharing this concept.

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    1. Not a problem! I find vision boards really help me focus

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  2. Happy new year to you too! I feel like I haven't heard from you in a while, so I was glad to see this posted. Hope your 2014 starts off well.

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    1. Yes! I feel off the face of the planet for a while but I am back!
      Hope your 2014 is starting off fantastically

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  3. Happy new year! Just stumbled across your blog and am enjoying catching up. As for resolutions, I always think back to something my dad always used to say - "don't wait for the calender to do something".

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    1. that is a great thing your dad says! love that quote :)

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