So who’s excited to start a whole new year full of promise, excitement, setting and achieving goals and having new experiences?!?! (I should tell you that I’m pointing two thumbs in my direction right now, since you can’t see me!) There’s something about starting over with a clean slate that I just love about the new year. I’m really ready to take what I’ve learned in 2014 and build on it in 2015. I have high hopes that 2015 is going to be freaking fabulous filled with some major accomplishments and fun times with loved ones.
I’m not going to sugar coat it; 2014 was not my finest year by a long shot, but I’ve learned so many valuable lessons that I am eternally grateful for. Even though learning them was a little rocky, to say the very least. I don’t know about you, but I’m excited to see what 2015 has in store for me!
So to build on my post from my post yesterday about staying happy and healthy in 2015, I wanted to share my word and theme for the year with you all today. I definitely have some goals that I am striving toward in 2015, but I think it’s important to have some all encompassing themes to strive toward too, kind of like an umbrella that all goal fall under, so to speak. (<– I really hope that makes sense to someone else besides just me!)
So without further ado, here are the theme and word I’ve chosen to live by in 2015! Make sure to share yours below because I’d love to hear them!
I had a hard time choosing between “Self-Love” and “Gratitude” this year, but after some contemplation, I finally decided to go with “Self-Love.” This is something I think everyone struggles with from time to time in their lives, but it’s something that I really want to tackle in 2015! I was asked to participate in the “Blogging for a Happier New Year” campaign ClassPass will be running on their blog this January and the topic I chose to write about was “Why Loving Yourself Should Be On Your To-Do List This Year.” I can’t wait for you all to read it once it’s posted! Make sure to follow their blog this month for more inspiring posts from bloggers across the country on how they plan to make 2015 the happiest and healthiest year yet!
I also wanted to pick a theme or “personal mantra” to live by in 2015 to go along with my word of the year.
This is something I’ve been trying to live by for the last couple of months now and I’ve noticed my mindset has started to shift to a more positive way of thinking. We’re all guilty of comparing ourselves to others at one point or another in our lives, but I’m really trying to just focus on me going forward. What I mean by that is that I will really just think about if I am doing the best I can at a given moment and if I am, to stop beating myself up and negative thoughts about how I could have done something better or whatever the case may be.
We can go absolutely crazy comparing ourselves to others if we let ourselves go down that road. Someone will always have more of/something better than what we have so it’s important take everyone else out of consideration and just focus on ourselves in order to be happy. If you’re being kind to others and giving everything your best effort, then let that be enough.
Questions of the day:
What are your words to live by in 2015?
Do you have any fun NYE plans tonight?
Linking up to Our Three Peas, Jill Conyers, The Fit Switch, Running 4 Cupcakes, Fitting It All In, Housewife Glamour, You Signed Up For What?, September Farm, Diary of a Real Housewife, The Dwelling Tree, Live Randomly Simple and Running with Spoons.