Saturday, December 31, 2011

5 Positive Resolutions for 2012

It's that time. When we all look at our lives and figure out what we'd like to fix or improve about ourselves. Most of the time we make resolutions to take on what we see as negatives in our lives, but this year I'm pledging to do something different. No more damn depressing resolutions that reinforce something not so great about me.

Instead, I'm going to focus on the things I love and enjoy about me and my life and pledge to do them more often. To embrace more joy in life and in myself.

Instead of thinking of things as changes, I want to think of them as doing more of what I love. For instance, instead of creating a resolution to look more put together at work since sometimes I do find myself rushing through getting ready and feel frumpy, I'll instead say that I would like to wear more scarves and other accessories in 2012. I love scarves and have tons of awesome jewelry, shoes and bags so by adding more of these to my outfits everyday I'll be much happier. And look more put together. But the focus is on being happy!

So with that in mind, here are my 2012 Resolutions:

  1. Accessorize Everyday - I'll wear something special to put a smile on my face all day 
  2. Take More Baths - I'll take advantage of my awesome tub and really girly-girly it up with bubbles, face masks, hair masks, etc. Don't forget the wine and a great book! 
  3. Sunset Walks With Hubby - The Husband. Fresh air. Unplugged. Lovely Neighborhood and Conversation. What's not to love! 
  4. Wear THE Shoes & Bags - I bought them. I love them. I'll wear them, be happy and forget the price tags. 
  5. Be Adventurous in the Kitchen - I love to cook and want to try out new recipes every week.
What about you - What positive things do you love that you want to pledge to do more of in 2012? Put a positive spin and attitude on changes you can make with a good outlook that will take care of some of those not so great parts of your life. 


  1. My New Year's Resolution is to dress up more. I live in a really casual city so my inclination is to always wear jeans but I realize I walk a little taller when I've put a bit of effort into my look.

  2. I love that phrase "I walk a little taller..."

    That's it exactly - so perfectly said!