New Year, New You!
It’s 2015, and your New Year’s resolution is probably the same as 2014’s, which is to fulfill your resolutions from 2013. If that’s the case just stop. Whether or not you’ve fulfilled previous resolutions, start this year with a clean slate and make your only resolution to pull a “Nike” and just do it.
If you are single, then make this year your year. Let go of old hookups. Yes, I mean no more booty calling them when you feel lonely. You aren’t going to find your soulmate if you keep calling Steve the Slimeball or Horndog Harry at 2 a.m. because they texted you “Hey.” This year, your goal is to figure out what you want. You don’t need to be picky, but you should be specific. Stop wasting your time with randoms if what you really want is a relationship. If you are into random hookups, do you, but don’t complain when your one night stand doesn’t call you back.
Don’t let me deter you from doing whatever and whoever you want though. Hooking up is fun, but you need to set realistic expectations. Once you do, go on with your bad self. But don’t be that friend who believes every hookup is her next boyfriend and then ugly cries when they don’t call back.
If love isn’t one of your resolutions but weight-loss is, these rules still apply. You need to set realistic goals for yourself. If you know you hate dieting with a passion, then maybe working out is for you instead. Join a gym. If it’s costing you money, you’ll be more likely to push yourself into going. Plus, you can workout with a buff personal trainer and have an excuse to check them out the whole time.
If you’re the complete opposite and hate walking, let alone running, maybe dieting is for you. In this case, make a plan and stick to it. Sometimes dieting can be easier if you have someone join you and you can watch each other’s back (or should I say stomach). I know whenever I diet, I need either my mom or my boyfriend, or I know I’ll get off track. So find your diet buddy to help you stick to your resolution.
At the end of the day, aside from “just doing it,” your resolution should be to just be happy. Some people say a happy wife makes a happy life, but in reality, a happy YOU makes a happy life. So with every resolution you make, think of yourself. If you want to be in a relationship this year, do it because you feel like you’re ready and not because all your friends are having babies and getting engaged. If you want to lose weight, do it for yourself and not because your grandma said she was skinnier at your age.
Raise your glass
So cheers to a new year of being selfish and for once putting your wants and needs first. You deserve it because you rock, and you should never change unless its to make yourself happy this new year.
Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Christina aspires to be a public relations professional in a big city after graduation from James Madison University. In her free time when she’s not blogging away about dating and relationships, Christina loves to go shopping, watch Netflix and play with every puppy that crosses her path.