Monthly Resolutions 1.

Resolutions 1

Hey there bow friends!

It’s currently 12:11 am.  I’m tired and a little overwhelmed by the amount of things on my plate.  I have a plethora of tasks to take care of in the next few weeks which are just eating away at me slowly.  On top of school I am vice president of an organization and I’m working on my senior research, which happens to be vital to whether or not I graduate.  To say I’m busy is an understatement.  I haven’t been taking care of myself as well as I used to.  That sounds really sad and pathetic, but it’s a bit true.  Before the bombardment of assignments and meetings to attend, I was going to the gym daily, finding time to pamper myself, eating home cooked meals all day everyday, and doing things to make me happy.  Most of those things have taken the back burner or stopped happening completely.

There’s something about posting things on the internet that makes me feel even more obligated to come through on things.  I’ve decided to start making monthly resolutions to help me keep myself on track.  This month I’ll be writing to myself from myself.  I need a little reality check.

  • Be purposefully active at least every other day – It’s not always possible to dedicate my typical hour and fifteen minutes to the gym, but 20 minutes of pilates or taking the long way to class through campus will help make you feel better in the long run.  I promise.
  • Stop wasting money on eating out – It’s convenient.  I know. I know you’re tired and you think you have nothing to eat in your apartment.  I promise you do.  Be creative and try harder.  Oh and use all those frozen things in your freezer.
  • Drink. More. Water. – Hydrate, fool.  You’re probably tired half the time because you’re dehydrated.  Carry around a reusable bottle and get your H2O on.
  • Keep up with the news – Start reading some current events with breakfast or listen to NPR podcasts.  You’ll feel more connected with the world and you’ll have something to talk about with your boss.
  • Stop procrastinating – Why didn’t you learn this in grade school?  Try harder.  Work in chunks.  Make time for studying.  You can absolutely do this.  You’re a capable, intelligent girl.  Act like one.

That might have been strange to read me writing to myself in a chastising tone, but I hope it pushed you to get organized or do that thing you’ve been avoiding for weeks.  This post is my little push to get things together this month.  I will let you know how it goes come December.  Thanks for listening to my half asleep ramblings.

I hope you all have a fantastic week.  Make good choices and keep going. We shall talk soon.

-Tara Joy ❤

26 thoughts on “Monthly Resolutions 1.

      1. laurenelectro

        It’s conpletely changed the way I get informed. Now I get a daily email that tells me what’s going on in the world and i can dig deeper if i need to. And it’s conversational, like a friend telling you what’s up. But i could totally talk about the Ukraine and ISIS!

  1. Eleni

    Good luck with all your resolutions 🙂 Looks so much like my own resolutions list! I’d be happy even if I only managed to drink some more water (I’m also a dehydrated fool)!

  2. mgrace58

    Hi there! I just so happen to know exactly how all that goes. When I was in college I had days where I just didn’t sleep and I would burn out. Do take time for yourself to unload and destress, you’ll come back more focused and energized! Yoga is a great tool for that. You can do it!!! <3
    Michelle

  3. lifebytexastea

    I’m bad about keeping up with the news too, but M-F mornings I get a little email from the Skimm telling me what’s going on around the country and the world. It takes about 5 minutes to read each morning–I’d definitely check them out.

  4. Alanahmayblog

    Such good ideas, it’s the little things that can change your life! I recently posted a post myself about going outside more to appreciate nature. Great post xx

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