Say “No” to Resolutions

Basically, I'm terrible at keeping resolutions. I haven't really been shy about that. I am one of the 95% of people who break them in the first month. Why do people fail at keeping them? Because many of the goals they set are vague or unrealistic, and they have no accountability to maintain them. 

Why do I say “No” to resolutions?

I don't really believe in resolutions. The term, “New Year's Resolutions” kind of sets you up for failure. Instead of your resolutions being “firm decisions to do or not to do something (Google ‘resolution', you'll find that definition word-for-word.),” it's more like an ideal goal that you may achieve or not achieve. It's just something you're trying to do. 

I know automatically when people say, “I want to lose weight” as their New Year's Resolution that, chances are, they probably aren't going to achieve it. Now here's where I'm going to go all “social worker” on you.

Instead of Resolutions, set SMART Goals

What are SMART goals, you ask?

Specific
Measurable
Attainable
Realistic
Time-Bound

This means you need to make your goals as specific as possible with measurable progress points. Your goal needs to be attainable and realistic, and by setting a specific date you want to do it by, you'll work under a deadline. Why? Because it lights a fire under you, forcing you to kick it into high gear and take your goals seriously. 

It also means you ditch those vague goals you set for yourself every year. Instead, try setting smaller, monthly goals for yourself so you can conquer more in a year instead of just one thing. 


Instead, try setting smaller, monthly goals for yourself with specific time frames so you can conquer more in a year instead of just one thing. 


Back to our example. The vague goal is, “I want to lose weight.” Well, how much weight? How long are you giving yourself to lose it? What are you going to do to lose the weight? How will you measure that you're losing the weight?

All of these questions are forcing you to realize that, “I want to lose weight” will be an extremely daunting task if you haven't thought through how you're actually going to do it. A SMART goal would be something like this:

I want to lose 15 pounds by March 14th. I will be running, following the Paleo diet and I will weigh myself once a week. 

SMART goals tell you what you're going to do, but more importantly how you're going to do it. So I've created a freebie for you all. Download your free, SMART goal planning guide and achieve everything you want to this year. Don't start this new year with lofty hopes and aspirations. Set your goals and develop your plan of attack to achieve them.

This year, say no to resolutions and say “yes” to achieving your goals! 

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  • If I were to pick a favorite outfit of the week, it would probably be Tuesday’s. The office I work in gets really cold, so even though it’s in the 70’s in Texas, I have to dress warmer for work. Anyone else work in an icebox? ❄️
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  • Is it bad that I kind of want it to get super cold again so I can wear this coat? 🙈 I got it at a vintage shop in Deep Ellum called @fleastyle. It’s been in the 70’s all week in DFW, which means it’s officially time for me to switch my closet over to spring. Would y’all like to see a post on the blog about switching over your closet? Let me know in the comments! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • Sooooooo I didn’t get the chop... yet! Why? Because this was my first time having a new stylist cut my hair in about 10 years. I would have gotten it cut before I moved, but I didn’t realize how bad of shape it was in! How long have you gone to your hair stylist? 
I highly recommend Liz at @metsalonco in Plano! She completely understood and put my fears at ease. I’ll be seeing her again in a couple months to do something a little more drastic! 😉
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I have a hair appointment tomorrow and I’m trying to decide if I should keep it long or get a lob. .
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  • Yesterday, I DELETED over 500 😱 followers from my Instagram, and I’m SO HAPPY I did. I took the suggestion from another blogger, @austentosone, to go through my followers and check for spam accounts. I thought I’d have a few, but y’all, it was out of control. •
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I really care about community. I create content not only because I love creating things, but because I love sharing them with people who are also interested in sustainable fashion. I want this to be a space where we can talk about ethical and sustainable fashion. A two way conversation. I want my blog to be a resource for people who are seeking a new lifestyle. What are some questions you’ve had about ethical and sustainable fashion? Let me know in the comments below! •
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If you’re a fellow influencer who is struggling with comparison and just keeping up with the rest, you’re not alone. Know that your value is NOT found in a number. You are loved. You were created with a purpose. Don’t lose sight of that purpose by focusing on a number. •
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Today on the blog, I’m sharing why I deleted all those followers and more about my intention for MINIMALISTA.
  • Who else is happy it’s spring? 🌸
Confession: I still haven’t switched my closet over. My parents are coming to town this weekend, so I’m going to wait until after their visit to switch over. 🌷
Because I still haven’t unpacked my spring clothing, this is a #tbt to my trip to NYC over Labor Day. This top is the Texture & Thread brand at @madewell, and it will definitely be featured again this spring! While this exact print isn’t available anymore, there are some solid ones in beautiful colors. Both of the tops I did find at Madewell are under $40! #LTKunder50 🌼
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  • What is one item you have in your closet that you consistently use? Today, I’m wearing this top I got 7 years ago for spring. It’s amazing how long clothing will last when you take care of it! 
But aside from this top, I don’t have a lot of spring/summer clothing. So yesterday I shared 8 items on my wishlist for spring! You can check that out by going to the link in my profile. 
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  • What do you wear on days where the weather can’t decide what it wants to do? In Dallas today, it’s 60 degrees but gloomy and rainy 🌧 so we can’t go out and enjoy. 
I’ve had this tote from @nisoloshoes for three years now and it’s still the best bag I’ve ever purchased. The exact style isn’t available anymore (the Joann tote), but I’ve linked the Lori tote which is similar! Plus, with @afterpayusa, you can purchase ethically while being a bit easier on the budget! 
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