With 2015 coming to a close, many people have the want to improve their lives and make this upcoming year even "better" than before. The typical answer to everyone's problem is making a New Year's Resolution....or several for the extra-ambitious. BUT I've never been a big believer in New Year's Resolutions, and here's why:
The problem with the resolution fad is that most people only focus on what's wrong with their current lives, instead of focusing on what's currently good.
They have an urge to fix their problems by starting out the new year with some very lofty goals. Yet, most of these goals are damn near unattainable.....In fact, I don't think I've ever heard of someone in December preaching how they ate a green smoothie every day for a whole year. Sticking to something for 52 weeks & 365 days just doesn't happen. I know first-hand the disappointment that comes with breaking a promise to yourself; you feel defeated, you revert back to your old ways, and you start having those self-depreciating thoughts that got you in a rut in the first place...... a.k.a it f**king sucks.
So instead of living in the past and worrying about the future, I wanted to live in the now by making a list of the things, big and small, that I am absolutely grateful for. Some may surprise you, some may open your eyes to things you wouldn't ever think of, and others may give you that little laugh you've been hoping for.
This year, trying making your own list of the things you're grateful for instead of what you would like to change. Focusing on positive thoughts will make for a more positive life. I can promise you that <3
30 Things I'm Grateful For
1. My Mom
2. Avocado Toast
3. My Exercise & (most of the time) My Eating Habits
4. Recognizing the Little Things
Like appreciating the people who grab your shopping cart for you after your done loading your car....you the real MVP.
5. Small Town Bars
Where anything goes.
6. Not Taking Myself too Seriously
7. Slow Sunday Mornings
Where breakfast can be eaten at 11:59 AM.
8. A Strong Body
9. Good Eyebrows (and an even better brow-tech)
Yes, I'm talking to you Keely @ Spruce &Honey!
10. Nice People
They rock. Period.
11. Twenty Minute Workouts
12. Powder Days
Because I'm happiest when I ski.
13. My Support System
My friends and family are literally the coolest.
14. Good Coffee
15. Hot Yoga
16. Good Cocktails
....like reallyyyy good cocktails.
17. A Long Run In The Woods
Where all I have to worry about are the bears trying to eat me and the people trying to find me.
18. Multiple Best Friends
Because why have just 1?
To fly me straight to those I love and miss the most.
A special shoutout to Justin Bieber...
21. The Voicemails I have Saved on My Phone
So I can hear your voice whenever I want <3
22. Pretty Drives
...and the PCH is hands down my favorite.
23. A Night In
So I can connect to all of my family in Arizona and Cali to watch my 5 nieces/nephews grow older by the day <3
25. Fresh Air
26. My Want to Learn
27. Friends That Live In Far Away Places
I swear I could visit Portland, Spokane, Cali & Alaska a million times over.
28. Coconut Oil
Bad skin? Coconut oil. Dry hair? Coconut oil. Out of butter? Coconut oil. Boyfriend acting up? Coconut oil. Bad credit? Coconut oil......end of story.
29. December 22
Days FINALLY start to get longer and we all need that extra dose of Vitamin D...especially up in Montucky
30. Finally, I'm grateful for having my life a little more together at 24 than Lindsay Lohan at 29
What are you all grateful for?? Let me know in the comments below.