New Year, New You | Better 2014

It is that time of the year again when we create resolutions and bucket lists for the New Year. More often than not, we list down things that we want to change for the better – personality, attitude, outlook in life, healthy diet, study and work mode, among others. However, over the years people tend to consider their resolutions as wishes; they think of something very appealing yet sometimes not easy to achieve. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong about dreaming big, but we must also consider the feasibility of our dreams in relation to our target schedule.

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As the year changes, we are given an opportunity to change anew. We consider the New Year as another breath of life, a sweet spring in our existence. But how can we fully live out the next 365 days with our expectations and goals?

TAKE A SELF-INVENTORY

This will always be on top of my list. First, let’s try to look back at what happened the last year. What did we do and say? Were our actions and words justified? How many good memories did we make? Did we learn from our experiences? It amazes me to think that our sad encounters, resentments, guilt, unforgiveness, heartaches, and other negative thoughts carry over to the New Year and affect our supposed to be blissful and new life.

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CHOOSE YOUR ATTITUDE

Every day, we are presented with a new opportunity, a new life and it is up to us how we want to live it. A positive attitude can bring us a long way. I know it is difficult to discipline one’s attitude especially when memories and emotional baggage get in the way, but we must try our best not to get affected by negative thoughts. End blaming yourself (and others) and instead focus on achieving happiness and your goals each day.

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ACCEPT MISTAKES

Easier said than done, I know. However, this is one of the best lessons in life that we should emulate. By acknowledging our mistakes and failures, we recognize that we are in a journey and these are inevitable stop-overs in our life. The road to success is not easy and sometimes we cannot easily achieve what we have initially set out to do. The important thing is we accept our failures, learn from them, and move forward.

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ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS: BE SIMPLE

I learned from past experience that success doesn’t have to be big and complicated. We don’t have to overwork ourselves, step on other people, and abandon our values just to reach our goals. We can easily see improvement and achievement of our goals and dreams by looking at the little things. It doesn’t matter when we have not reached our target by a specified time; what is important is our acknowledgement that we move forward inch by inch toward success. When we finally realize this, we can enjoy our journey to our dreams better.

The New Year presents us with a new chapter of a book waiting to be written. We are our life’s author so examine deep within your hopes and aspirations then write them all down. Get a piece of paper or a notebook – something you can keep and get easily reminded of. With our new goals we can fuel and drive 2014 for the better.

*** OUTFIT REVIEW ***

I got this colorful abstract printed long sleeves blouse from Everbuying.com, one of the leading international online wholesale and retail stores. It offers the latest trends inspired by European and American high streets in a very affordable price. What I like from Everybuying is its wide range of products from electronics, fashion, beauty, and even home supplies. It is very versatile!

For my shopping experience, I was served like a VIP. The customer service agent was very helpful to me by pointing out of stock products from my order and even suggesting other item replacements instead. The shipping and delivery was also smooth since most of the items on the site are ready to be shipped within 24 hours. When the parcel arrived, I was jumping with glee. I have enjoyed my transaction with Everbuying that I would love to shop there again soon!

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Happy New Year, everyone!

Top: Everbuying | Skirt: Forever21 | Shoes: SOTD_PH | Bag: MNG

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38 thoughts on “New Year, New You | Better 2014

  1. 2014 is a bang for me also such a busy year for me as well. I hope I can achieve all my goals for this year. Good luck to us then 🙂

  2. I want to say that I love the outfit! Secondly, I make goals instead of resolutions because I feel like I reach them and I’m more motivated! My goal is to completely cut out Fastfood (or only eat 1 chain) to be more fit and reach my ultimate ideal body and to focus on being more positive (even though I already am) but it never hurts to be more positive! Happy new year love!

  3. I love your outfit; you pull off the bold print and colors with ease and look amazing! I think you are so right that people should stay simple and realistic with their goals for the new year; they are more likely to actually come to fruition if we are honest about what we really want to and can achieve!

  4. May 2014 be amazing for you, Nica!. Love the poignant post.. Lov ethe abstract printed top and the whole outfit is so cool. It’s unusual but you carry it well. Love the shoes. So so adorable!!

  5. I think people are inspired with the idea of a fresh start that comes along with the new year. Resolutions are very hard to keep. It should always be accompanied by a positive outlook. Cheers to the new year! gig

  6. You look gorgeous Monica, as always 🙂 great photos. I love the whole choose your attitude – indeed in the end, it will come down to how you handle yourself in every situation, good or bad. It will leave a lasting impression, so act wisely 🙂

  7. you are looking stunning!! yellow suits you even better :)) I agree, there are always few paths to follow, it depends on you which one do yu choose 🙂 Enjoy Monica! And keep posting such gorgeous pics 🙂

  8. Yep.. you completely nailed them. I need to work on all of them and some more. I hope you have a lovely 2014 ahead. Hugs and kisses. xx
    P.S You’re looking so so gorgeous. Absolutely in love with your top. 🙂

  9. My 2014 for me is to create possibilities. Being a full time mom…away from the rudiments of being in an office for 10 years now gives me different perspective. So I dare plan and act to create impossibilities and let God do His work on me!

  10. wow..such a thoughtful post dear. I’m really able to relate myself to every line. It not just perfect but practical too. Keep up the good work!!

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