2015 Review & 4 Tips for Setting New Years Resolutions

My Top 4 Favorite Casual Looks from 2015:

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One  //  Two  //  Three  //  Four

My Top 4 Favorite Work Looks from 2015:

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One  //  Two  //  Three  //  Four

Happy 2016!!! I hope you all had an amazing NYE! Above are my favorite looks from 2015. In picking my favorites I realized I love color a lot more than I thought I did, and that I seriously need to stop wearing my favorite pants... i'm wearing them in 3 of the 4 work outfits. Oops!

It's that time of year again where we start to make resolutions for the coming year. It seems everyone, everywhere has advice on keeping your resolutions but no one focuses on the precursor to keeping them - setting them. Below are my top 4 tips for ensuring that you are creating the best resolutions for yourself: 

4 Tips for Setting New Years Resolutions:

1) Question Someone You Look Up To
You know that person in your life whose career you admire? Go out and ASK THEM how they got to where they are. You would be surprised how many individuals are completely flattered and give you what amounts to great, free advice. In learning how they got to where they are you can formulate a resolution of something you want to do to help bring you closer to what you admire about them.
 
My Resolution 1: Grow LLB to 20,000 page views per month
My Resolution 2: Junior a Senior Counsel on a lengthy, serious trial

2) Talk it Out
If you want to formulate a great resolution work with your friends or family and come up with one together! Two minds are better than one, and likely if you talk to a friend about the vague goal you are reaching towards they can help you formulate that one sentence awesome resolution. 

My Resolution 3: Stop dating man-children
(**man-children to be defined as anyone who: a) does not have a job and has no desire to get a job, b) wants to play video games with frat brothers all day, c) hates commitment/ fears the term 'girlfriend'/states they do not want children (ever)).


3) Break Your Resolutions Into Action Items

Let's face it, we all want to "get in shape" and other such vague resolutions. This is not a helpful resolution. Figure out what your broad goal is and then break it down into something you can do. For example, instead of saying "get in shape" you could say "take ballet barre workout classes".  
My Resolution 4: Take 2 dance classes/week (on average)

4) Be Kind

Remember, setting resolutions should not feel like a guilt trip or a way of shaming your past behaviour. Resolving to get in shape, eat less junk food, call your mom more all add up to a lot of self shaming. It is okay that you didn't work out as much as you wanted this year, it's okay that you ate a little extra cake, ...it's maybe okay that you didn't call your mom as much (...I'm not giving you a pass on that one as I don't want to get any mom wrath haha) Be kind with yourself and phrase your resolutions in ways that allow you to grow as person, without knocking down your 2015 self.

Here's to an amazing 2016 everyone!!! I would LOVE to hear in the comments below what some of your resolutions are!

Linking up with: fabulous friday // casual friday // friday favorites // fab favorites // linkpartywithosy // creative mondays // hello monday // trendy wednesday  // throwback thursday



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