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Let’s Make the 2017 the Year of no Resolutions

If anyone of my readers have been following me for the last year or so they would know I posted my New Year’s resolutions two years in a row. Well, if you just stumbled upon and this is your first time visiting, you can read about them right here:

My 2015 New Year Resolutions

My 2016 New Year Resolutions

How much of it actually happened? – one may ask. I actually posted a couple of progress reports on how I was going:

2015 Goals and Resolutions Progress Report

2016 Goals and Resolutions Progress Report

Are you laughing with me or at me? 😉

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Should I Write Only Positive Posts?

I had several blog post ideas this week but after I realized that none of them were positive or uplifting I ended up not writing anything. Some of the ideas included but were not limited to:

  • Writing about confidence and lack of it (me in the main role as the one lacking it)
  • Writing about toxic friendships and how one shall avoid them
  • Another post on frugality and general wastefulness
  • As well as delayed report on how I did on my New Year resolutions in March. As far as this one goes, I realized that I definitely spent more than double as far as my personal expenses, did not read a single book (working 11 hour days if I shall provide an excuse) and I still have not gotten to any sort of menu planning. The only thing I succeeded in was making sure my dad gets some well deserved TLC. I sent him a couple of cards and a letter where I tucked in $40. I also call him more than usual this week which both of us are enjoying. Otherwise nada, nothing happened.

Are you yawning yet? Well, I am.

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My Goals and Resolutions for 2016

Just a few days ago I shared with you a Progress Report on how I did on my 2015 resolutions. Unfortunately I am less than pleased with the results. I think I got to a bad start when I came up with things that were slightly unrealistic for me from the start. I mean, reading 4 books in a month? I work 10-11 hours a day and on top of it I hop on my work email the moment I get on a subway each morning (which is when I thought all the reading would happen). The other unattainable resolution – DYI gifts. Haha. I think I came up with this one after I spent a couple of hours on Pinterest. I literally have a pile of clothing waiting to be fixed (hamming and re-attaching buttons) that has been waiting for me to get to it since early June. How can I be doing DYI gifts when sewing on a button takes me 6 months?

I want to succeed this year so I am going to come up with much more REALISTIC resolutions.

My Goals and Resolutions for 2016

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Are You Ready to Declutter Your Life?

This year I am on a mission (again) to declutter my life and change some habits.  All things that make me breathe harder, all things that make me produce these deep ‘ohs’ and ‘ahs’ coming out from within my chest. Sometimes I am not even sure about the reason, I just feel overwhelmed by too much going on, constant rush and stress, unfinished things, full sink, worries about the future, my mind racing 100 miles per hour. I feel I always have a perfect solution for a friend’s problem, but never for my own. Do you know what I mean?

I want a change but I realize it would be much easier to make that change if I knew exactly what I mean. But I don’t. Except that I know I want more space, and I don’t mean a bigger apartment. I want more space emotionally, I want to clean my mind, to be more peaceful and healthier. I trust that would lower the stress, which as a result would make me happier.

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My Goals for 2015

Well, it is already almost mid April so I am a bit late into the game of making New Year’s resolutions and creating a list of goals for 2015 . Regardless, since we all know better late than never, here it is. While I am really hopeful that I will succeed in making all of the below happen this year, I will accept 90% success rate. So, here we go, my goals for 2015 are:

My Goals for 2015

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