New Year 2019!

HELLO 2019!!

Ok so I know I haven’t posted in forever and I’m so sorry that I haven’t! Things have been pretty crazy lately with the holiday season and I also took a trip to the U.K. to visit family, so I haven’t been on the blogging ball as of late. Don’t worry though, because one of my 2019 goals is to definitely get back in the swing of things with my blog! I love writing so much, about fashion, recovery, and just general life stuff, so I am going to set time aside from work and school for myself to write and blog!

For this blog post I thought I would talk about something that is really relevant this Month, especially with the New Year and that would be resolutions. I have decided that I know longer believe in resolutions, mainly because so many people (and societies) resolutions are to diet, lose weight, or work out more.

WHY?

Why would one want to start off the new year by bringing such toxic energy into one’s life? Somehow over the years dieting and the bringing in of the new year have become “best friends” in societies eyes. The weight loss and workout/gym business industries thrive on the fact so many people will start the new year saying, “New Year, New Me”, and make their resolution to lose weight, tone up, or be “healthier”.

Instead of all these toxic resolutions we all need to promote more self-love and self-acceptance, so this year (and every year) I want to influence others to make goals (not resolutions) in the New Year that don’t involve such toxicity. Some ideas I want to put out there for others are things such as:

  • Read that book you’ve been wanting to read.
  • Call those old friends up to reconnect.
  • Try to smile at least once a day, even if it’s to yourself in the mirror or to a stranger in the street.
  • Laugh, just laugh at life’s silly moments or embarrassing mistakes, try to not take them to heart.
  • Travel more, learn more, love more.
  • Embrace your body/yourself for who you are and love yourself no matter what.
  • Don’t reminisce on the past and instead look forward to the future and new goals.

I hope these have sparked a new positive goal for others in look too in this New Year, and I hope they also serve as a reminder that you DON’T (and shouldn’t) have to start the New Year with a negative resolution or a self-hating goal.

XOXO,

Jess!

*Also the photo at the top is of my bunny Mabel, she was all dressed up and ready for Christmas, felt like I had to share it with you all because she is so cute!! 🙂

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