The Year of Me

Gosh, that title sounds so pretentious, doesn’t it? I mean, who am I to declare it the year of me. What have I done that’s so important that I should take a year just for myself when much when there are other individuals who’ve accomplished so much more?

The thing is, I tend to be someone who didn’t prioritize herself enough. So many times, I would think that I’m some kind of superwoman who didn’t need help, and would rarely ask for it. I would take on too many things at once, run myself thin and dry, and really not accomplish much in the end. I also tended to

Well, no more. This year, I plan on being nicer to me, myself, and I.

So, what are some things that I’ll be prioritizing this year:

Shop The Outfit

Having Downtime

As someone who isn’t satisfied if I’m not “working” (hence, this project of a blog, haha), I need to set boundaries on being able to Netflix and chill, and not feel guilty that I don’t have a laptop in front of me. I need to be able to set time to do the things that I enjoy in life, like reading or (the attempt of) gardening, without trying to see if maybe there’s house chores that should be finished first. It’ll be hard, but hopefully, it’ll be less of a stressor.

Hitting the Gym

Similarly, going to the gym and catching that morning yoga class can be a bit of a guilty pleasure, one that takes a backseat to sitting in front of the computer, toiling away. Considering my family’s awful health history, my own health needs to be a huge priority.

Savoring Creativity

It can be so much easier to churn the same successful formula than try to think outside the box. I mean, there’s a reason why sitcoms are so popular, right? It takes time to be creative, to come up with better ideas, and to plan and execute properly. I want to do that with this blog, especially in the photography aspect of it all to you guys.

Treat Yourself

As a married woman whose finances are combined with my husband’s, I can sometimes feel guilty when I spend our money for myself. Should I really spend that much on luxurious skincare when I can buy something from the drug store? Do I really need more shoes (as if that’s even a question)? I don’t like constantly feeling guilty for the things that I want, so starting this year, I plan on working our finances just a little so that I can have those guilt-free spendings without thinking how it could affect our overall combined budget.

What will you do for yourself this year?

22 Comments

    • admin
      Author
      January 11, 2019 / 1:00 am

      Thanks, Emily!

  1. January 11, 2019 / 10:26 am

    Such a lovely post! Wishing you an awesome New Year!
    Love, Cynthia xx

  2. January 11, 2019 / 3:08 pm

    I love this list and agree that its so important to take care of yourself. I definitely need to hit the gym more and stop trying to multitask everything- even if I have Netflix on its usually a background noise and I’m actually focusing on engaging on Instagram or replying to blog comments etc. Good luck with all of your goals!

    Soph – https://sophhearts.com/ x

    • admin
      Author
      January 12, 2019 / 3:35 am

      Yeah, I try to do that multitasking while Netflix too, and it becomes too much. Actually doing it right now while trying to watch Mrs. Maisel! #fail.

  3. January 11, 2019 / 6:08 pm

    Hitting a gym is one of my all time goals as well. I used to go pretty regularily and then… I don’t know. Good luck on making it the year of you!
    Dorota

    • admin
      Author
      January 12, 2019 / 3:32 am

      Thanks, Dorota. Hope you get to start as well πŸ™‚

  4. January 12, 2019 / 6:13 am

    Such a cute outfit! Also, all the best to you in 2019, and I think there’s nothing wrong with prioritizing yourself, we often seem to neglect ourselves & just go through our routines on autopilot, so I do believe that sometimes it’s important to take a minute & take care of yourself.

    http://carmenhansen.com

  5. January 12, 2019 / 8:16 pm

    I love your list xx great blog post !

  6. January 14, 2019 / 2:30 pm

    Such a great post and I love your outfit! I need to hit the gym more often too, I fell off it last year, but the feeling after working out is great xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • admin
      Author
      January 17, 2019 / 3:42 pm

      I couldn’t agree more. There’s just some sort of energy that exudes from working out.

  7. January 15, 2019 / 3:36 am

    This is such a cute look on you dear! Love the stripes, goes really well with the vest. And yes dear, I couldn’t agree more. Always put yourself first.
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  8. January 15, 2019 / 5:59 am

    I love this post & I love your outfit! The pop of red is so pretty! Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

    melissakacar.blogspot.com

    • admin
      Author
      January 17, 2019 / 3:41 pm

      Thanks so much, Melissa!

  9. January 15, 2019 / 3:06 pm

    Yesss, girl- absolutely nothing wrong with taking some time to focus on yourself!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • admin
      Author
      January 17, 2019 / 3:41 pm

      Appreciate it, Rose!

    • admin
      Author
      January 17, 2019 / 8:36 pm

      Thanks, darling πŸ™‚

Leave a Reply to Dorota Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *