As an amazing year ends, I am reflecting on the amazing things I saw this year, all the amazing cities I visited, all the clothes I bought, all the new foods I tasted. 2015 is definitely going out with a bang. I will be headed off to Luxemburg to celebrate Christmas with my sister, which I am super excited for. I don’t think it will be a white Christmas but I’ll take a warm Christmas over that. New Years Resolutions 2015 is often seen as a time of rebirth, the chance to start anew. We all come up with the regular resolutions for the upcoming year (losing weight, falling in love, stop smoking etc.) but often our ideas of what should change are too broad. This New Year’s Eve, we should all vow to take a closer look into our lives and make decisions about ourselves then. These are my personal New Year’s resolutions every person should make:
1. Focus less on Gossip Magazines and pick up some interesting Newspapers involving real day to day topics for a change. How often can we see Miley Cyrus’ camel-toe, Justin Bieber newest Instamodel or Kylie Jenners plumped up lips. It has become sooo old.
2. Don’t make important decisions over cocktails. Deal with your problems sober and you’ll make better choices.
3. Leave the country. If you don’t have money, look into doing charity work abroad. Some programs will sponsor you.
4. If you hate your job, quit your job. I know a lot of people holding resentment towards their jobs to the point that it makes them miserable. Repeat after me: THE MONEY IS NOT WORTH IT. Food and shelter are clutch though, so make sure you have another job lined up. Sometimes the grass is greener on the other side.
5. Clean your phone more often. Texting in toilets and then falling asleep while on the phone to your boyfriend, that’s just nasty.
6. Get rid of dating apps and try finding a guy the old fashioned way. If it didn’t work in 2015 , why should it work now… library anybody?
7. Rid yourself of “frenemies.” Don’t spend 2015 surrounded by people you secretly despise.
8. Quit the Gym and work out at home. Save the money for something else. I really believe in this and all you need is your body for an intense and quick workout. No excuses left to have to leave the house to go to the gym…
9. If you think somebody is cute, say “hi” and introduce yourself. Every relationship you have ever had started with a greeting.
10. Leave your phone number for someone. Worst-case scenario: you won’t get a call and maybe you’ll feel a tiny bit embarrassed. Regardless of the outcome, you put yourself out there and probably made the other person’s day.
11. Stop caring about how many people “like” your Instagram photos. If you like the photo enough to post it, what else matters? Social media anxiety is a waste of time.
12. Keep a journal or a blog. Document your life! Nowadays, our life is in our phones, why not put it in a book of life, yearly highlights, photos which can never be deleted or lost in the cloud or back-up. You’ll appreciate it later!
13. Help strangers. “Pay it forward,” do good things for the world — and don’t post a Facebook status about it. Seriously.
14. Conquer a fear.
15. Turn off your smartphone at dinner. A rule to to always live by.
16. Try a fashion trend you never thought you could pull off. And, do it with confidence. Floppy hats, snap backs, Harem pants; you can do it! Push yourself out of your box, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.
17. Shop locally, eat locally and recognize where your money is going. Consumers control the economy, so visit the mom-and-pop coffee shop down the street instead of Starbucks. Shop at boutiques rather than chains (they aren’t all expensive — trust me). Try Etsy.com instead of retail conglomerates.
18. Cry. When you’re happy and when you’re sad; embrace your emotions as they come. You’ll feel so much better afterwards and have a great nights sleep!
19. Stop being so shallow. Next time you find yourself judging someone based on his or her appearance, imagine the person standing in front of you saying, “I’m beautiful.” You’ll start to believe it.
20. If you want someone to commit to you, vocalize it. Don’t settle if that isn’t what you want.