new years resolution

compliment people. not in the “fake” way, but in the sense that if you notice how great their hair looks, or how hard they have been working in the past few days, or how cute and inspiring their blog is, tell them. they’ll appreciate it, and maybe blush a little or smile, eyes lightening up, and maybe that little compliment or ask will make their day.

It’s 2017. You need motivation? No, what you need is discipline. 
IT’S TIME TO FOCUS.

Force yourself to do things. Force yourself to get up early, make your bed, go get ready, and go. Force yourself to make plans for the day, and follow through with all those plans.
Force yourself to get to class early so you can look over the material. Force yourself to pay attention in class and turn off your phone or at least put it on silent. Stop texting your friends and going on Instagram in class. You are wasting your time, so why even bother going to class if your are going to be distracted? Be selfish. Stop giving your time to people that do not matter. YOUR TIME IS SO SO PRECIOUS. STOP WASTING IT!

This is the most important thing that you can do right now, take care of you and your education. Stop being distracted by the world and it’s never ending problems. This is the time that you need to put toward yourself because you are the greatest investment of your life.

EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

EVERYDAY is a chance to wake up and give your 150%.
EXHAUST yourself. That is the only way to give your all. At the end of the day, you should be exhausted from working so much, from reading so much, from exercising so much.
Don’t go home because you are tired. Do whatever you need to get done and don’t come home until it’s all done. Stay late at the library. You feel tired? Good. That is how you know you are giving it your best. Go to the gym, and give your work out your all.
When you go home, you should feel like you are drained. You should feel like you have nothing left to give because you gave it your all. Because then, you can be proud of yourself and everything you have achieved.
Giving it your all is what matters. Give your all every single day. Discipline your mind and your body and you will become successful.

You fall back one day? That is O.K., try the next day. You are human, so accept your mistakes. However, love yourself enough to know that you will never give up working on yourself and your dreams.
THIS IS IT. THIS IS YOUR LIFE. Right now, no matter what circumstances we are all in, is what matters. Take advantage of today. Write down your dreams and force yourself to work toward them, one day at a time. 
IT’S TIME TO FOCUS.
THIS is your year. This is your life. One day at a time baby. One day at a time. Go ahead and don’t stop.

Language learning resolutions

Although I study Korean, the resolutions I’m making are appropriate to people learning any language. I thought I’d post them as I think some of them might be quite helpful for anyone looking to make language related new-years resolutions, or just how to better themselves at language learning in the new year. These are tips and tricks that can help you through out the whole year - not just for the first few days of January!


1) Learn 10 new words every day
      If you feel like 10 is too much go for 5 or even just one, whichever fits you and your pace of learning best - one is still better than none, and hey, by the end of the year that’s a whole new 365 words you now know in your target language - progress!

2) Set your study time
     
Personally, I’m going to try for an hour a day just sitting down and straight learning, set a day each week, or a time each day and just sit down and get to it, you could do 5 hours a week, 2 hours  a week, 2 hours a day even. Remember, just do what fits best with you and your schedule - you don’t want to overwork, but then you also don’t want to be wasting time that could come in useful for your learning progress.

3) Keep a diary
     Keeping a diary sounds like a bit of an odd one, but no, I don’t mean simply writing down how much work you’ve done or what you’ve learnt, instead, keep a diary in which you write down what you did that day- your thoughts, feelings, and anything else you might put in an every day diary entry, but write in your target language, it will give you a chance to practice using the language every day, even with things you may not necessarily use in day to day conversation.

4) Test yourself
     
Again, match this one to how fast you’re wanting to progress, but I recommend testing yourself what you learnt that week, or that month or even just completing some tasks. You could do this by printing off worksheets you can find online or buying a workbook!

5) Vary your learning
     
This is more of a personal one for me than anything, but if you have the time to learn another language or subject, throw that in there too, for me, I’m going to do an hour a day of Korean, and an hour a week of Chinese, but make sure to plan this well as you don’t want to be getting behind on subjects you may have exams in.

6) Plan
   
 I’m being serious, you have to plan. I really can’t stress this enough, whether you wake up early Monday morning to plan your entire week or just make a habit of planning for the following day every night - This is really going to help you out.

7) Re-evaluate your resoluions monthly
     Yes, you heard me right - re-evaluate your resolutions. Change them. You may think that if you’ve made a resolution you have to stick to it but your main resolution should be to reach your goal (and we’ll get onto that in just a minute). At the start of every month, look at the main events coming up, if you have a lot of events or exams then cut down your language hours, make less goals for the end of that month and plan it to suit you - you’ll never achieve your goals if you’re over stressed and over working yourself.

8) Goals
     
Set one main goal for your language by the end of the year, that’s the main one you want to achieve - then set smaller ones for the end of each month that will get you there, then more for each week. This breaks down your goals and makes them more easily obtainable.

So those are my resolutions guys! I hope they were helpful to you all!!! <3

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The time around new year’s can be especially hard for those recovering from eating disorders, and people struggling with body image issues. We are bombarded with messages focusing on “new year new you”, lose-weight-quick fad diets, and resolutions that make it seem as if shrinking yourself should be the mission of your upcoming year. It can be overwhelming! But through it all, remember that your body is whole and valuable and deserving of respect, and happiness isn’t reached by a smaller number on a scale ❤️
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Dress is “note to self” henley midi from @rebdolls #rebdolls #sexyforall

the signs and their 2017 resolutions

aries: get hamilton tickets

taurus: recieve hamilton tickets

gemini: obtain hamilton tickets

cancer: buy hamilton tickets

leo: acquire hamilton tickets

virgo: come into possession of hamilton tickets

libra: gather hamilton tickets

scorpio: hold hamilton tickets

sagittarius: score hamilton tickets

capricorn: achieve hamilton tickets

aquarius: become hamilton tickets

pieces: sell their soul for hamilton tickets

  • Hufflepuff: My New Year's resolution is to meet new people!
  • Gryffindor: Mine is to take a trip to some place I've never been!
  • Slytherin: I plan to spend some time everyday investing into my hobby!
  • Hufflepuff: What's yours, Ravenclaw? Read more books?
  • Ravenclaw: New Year's resolutions are impractical. 90 percent of people give up on theirs by the end of January.
  • Hufflepuff: ...
  • Gryffindor: ...
  • Slytherin: ...
  • Ravenclaw: But I would like to read more.

- ̗̀ jan 1st 2017-
happy new year guys!! here is my 2017 resolution for this year ヽ(^。^)丿 i categorized it into three sections: mental/personal, academic, and things in general! when i complete then, i put an ‘x’ on the dot !!

New Year’s Resolution: 2017

I originally only intended to make 1 picture for this post but somehow the whole “new year’s resolution” for team Voltron spiralled out of control…

So now I have this…

This is what happens when you postpone your own schedule until 3 hours before you enter the new year…

Oh well, please accept this late new years post (〃⌒∇⌒)〃 ~ ★★★