A Happier 2015!

January 7, 2015

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Happy New Year! Can you believe it? It’s officially 2015. It’s taken me a while to deliver this post and I forced myself to do it (as I have others pending!), but I wanted to send you plenty of good wishes and I apologize for taking 6 days to do it.

After much deliberation and a long road trip back from Chicago, I have finally decided what I plan for myself in the next twelve months. Aside from my every day, every season, and every year fitness goals, there’s so much more to think about.

Have you set any goals? Many people don’t do new year resolutions. People plan on changing a couple of things, some plan to focus on unfulfilled past promises, and some set out to do some serious life changing. I plan on keeping things simple and the turn of the year always helps me take care of little things. I’m a firm believer that when you add them all up, they make a significant change.

Here’s what I’ve been thinking:

1. I really want to focus on slowing down (hence, this super late New Year’s post!) and savoring each moment just a little longer.

2. I really need to say NO more and be okay with it.

3. I really need to sometimes just keep opinions to myself. This is super hard when your friend has sooo much to say.

4 I need to listen more. And listen well.

5.I want to disconnect on the weekends. I’m so lucky that I can say that checking Facebook, engaging on Instagram and Tweeting is part of my job! I love social media. Nevertheless, looking up and around is a must.

6.I have to remember to only speak Spanish at home!

7.I want to give more. I want to give without anyone watching. I want to give without it being expected. I want to give because I always have the desire and best intentions…but it ends up on the bottom of my to-do list.

8. I have to accept my imperfections.

Is that a lot?? With the exception of number 7, which is the only new one, I believe these are some of the things I always try to work on. I’m conscious on what I need to do for me to live a happier, more positive (that was my 2011 resolution!), more spiritually fulfilling life. I have learned that singing in church with Diego makes me burst with joy. Even if we sing in quiet voices, I can feel the energy we are creating. It’s so simple, really. The little things.

I would love if you could share one or two of your 2015 goals. Please comment below! Here’s to a happy, healthy and successful new year to you all!

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  • Reply Vanessa January 7, 2015 at 8:51 am

    No fitness rsolutions for me either! I focus is on a better me. I am going to right them in the present tense to practice positive affirmations (which is another one if my goals)
    1.) I am mindful
    2.) I make time for myself
    3.) I use positive affirmations
    4.) I have a gratitude attitude

    • Betty
      Reply Betty January 18, 2015 at 11:25 pm

      I AM SO SURE that after this weekend at the Chopra Center, you are going to really make this happen! I’m rooting for you! xoxo

  • Reply Maritza January 7, 2015 at 9:51 am

    1. Creating memories by being in the moment (no more Facebook on my phone)

    2. Simply accepting things by letting it be…listen and stay quiet. Sometimes some situations can’t be controlled. .therefore, keep my faith and let it be!

    Mil Suerte amiguis xox

    • Betty
      Reply Betty January 18, 2015 at 11:24 pm

      I love these resolutions too, Maritza. I wish you all the best in trying to make them a new lifestyle for you. Although, I don’t think you need the luck. You are a determined woman and I know you will make it happen! Saludos!

  • Reply Norma January 7, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    My resolutions:

    I want to make heathy living a priority not continue to make excuses on why I can’t work out. I want to be HEALTHY!

    I want to practice my religious beliefs. Not just go to mass on Sunday’s

    I want to make my family a priority and say no to long hours at work.

    • Betty
      Reply Betty January 18, 2015 at 11:23 pm

      Hola! These are all EXCELLENT resolutions. I love them. How’s it going as we have reached the 20th of the month? I’m sure it is going great! We have to remember that we don’t need a new year to start. We can start at any time! Good luck!

  • Reply Heather January 10, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    I love this post and agree with so much! Especially disconnecting when it comes to social media and taking time to realize that little things are truly big things. I finished a post about my resolutions and I found some similarities. Let me know what you think!!
    PS: You look beautiful (as always!)

    • Betty
      Reply Betty January 18, 2015 at 11:22 pm

      Good for you, Heather! I love that you are writing too. Thank you for the comment (and lovely compliment. 😉

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