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Saturday, January 2, 2016

New Year, New Resolutions

Instead of the regularly scheduled "Saturday Inspiration" post {which will be back next week} I am opting for the cheesy, overdone New Year's Resolutions post. Below are my five resolutions for 2016.
1. Be More Spontaneous 
At the end of this semester, Hannah & I randomly decided to go to the Baylor game. It was only an hour and a half drive away from Austin but we had a blast. I plan out most of my life from when I wake up to when I go to bed and everything in between. So I want to work on just grabbing a bus and seeing where it takes me, picking a cheap flight and just going somewhere, or just trying something completely new at the grocery store. I think I am in a rut and this is the perfect way of trying new things. 
So here is to taking the risks to be spontaneous.
2. Explore the World More
What do you mean by this Hayden? I mean I want to be the typical {or not so typical} Renaissance Woman. I want to be worldly and understand more than just my little bubble. I want to read more, and not just for classes, as well as explore more cultures that are in my own town. I want to go to more festivals and learn new things. 
So here is to exploring all cultures more in depth than ever before. 
3. Work Harder
So last semester was a struggle for me, and not just school wise. I fell behind on Haute Table, did not publish District for two months and even when I did publish things on both sides they felt rushed and not very planned out. School obviously always comes first, but HT and District are part of what makes me me, so I want to work harder on all fronts. I want to commit myself to making everything better. 
So here is to working harder, and enjoying it. 
4.  Be Okay with Confrontation
I avoid confrontation at all costs. I do not like arguing. I do not like yelling. So I bottle up my anger a lot of times until I can vent to someone and that takes a long time. My goal this year is to become acquainted with my anger and let it out {in the most productive way possible}. I know I need to put my foot down on more things and I am really going to work on that. 
So here is to making the best of angering situations. 
5. Spend More Time on Myself
I love helping other people. I love being in charge of everything. I love having responsibility. I love not relying on other people because, let's face it, some people are not reliable. But I think it gets to a really bad tipping point for me. I often stress myself out so much going over every little detail of something that I break down into tears, and fun things shouldn't be that way. I need to start giving more responsibility to other people and focus on myself more. I need to take a break from my phone every once in a while, make myself a cup of tea, and just read all of the magazines that pile up. I need to take a bath every once in a while and just relax. I think it will make me a more well rounded person to spend a little more time on myself. 
So here is to spending more time on yourself, and loving every minute of it.

Cheers-xoxo darling, Hayden.

1 comment:

  1. Love this...These are all such attainable resolutions. Love your enthusiasm!