We’re a week into 2015. How you feeling?
If you are like the majority of the population, you may be feeling disappointed for not yet releasing all the old habits that may be detrimental for your growth. (You know, the late night brownie binges, cigarettes, or procrastinating important projects…) But I come bearing good news and a friendly reminder: It’s never too late to get inspired and make positive change in your life.
The beginning of the New Year was an interesting, busy one for me so far. I welcomed a new nephew into the world (Happy Birthday, Ev!), moved my family across town into a new home, and had several auditions/interviews for various projects. I honestly feel pretty tired to be so young!
I know when my energy is lagging, I need to re-prioritize, regroup, and make some healthy changes. But I also know that if anyone wants to create lasting change in their lives, a plan of action is required. We need to get as specific as possible as to what we want to accomplish, why, and develop action steps to get us there.
I invite you to create a journal of your intentions for 2015. First off, it’s a great idea to revisit 2014: What did you do right? Reflect on accomplishments both big and small to get your inspiration rolling. Check out my resolution video on my Youtube here. It got me inspired!
Next, you want to write down your intentions, or goals, for 2015. In your personal journal, write down why you want to achieve said goal. This will keep you motivated when most people quit!
Below are my personal intentions for 2015. Happy New Year!
1. Get More Organized.
Why: Organizing my life from where I put my keys to how I pay my bills will ease stress and actually free up more time in the long run. I specifically wish to get more organized in my home (clothing, shoes, memorabilia, papers).
2. Cook more.
Why: I’m quite good at it! I’m creative. It’s fun. Cooing more food will also please my hubby. I love the satisfaction of making dinner for my family. Specifically, I want to cook Elvis more breakfasts and also learn recipes to use with a crockpot.
3. Get more in touch with my Puerto Rican heritage.
Why: I am half Boricua. I want my son to be aware of all his family’s traditions; not just one or two. Learning Spanish and going to PR to meet my relatives are some ways I plan on doing this in 2015. (And not to mention cooking more Puerto Rican dishes. I nailed this one!)
3. Eat more foods from Earth and less made in factories.
Why: Don’t let the fancy packaging fool you. Most food you find in the center of the grocery store is packed with preservatives and chemicals wrapped in fancy packaging. Eating more natural foods will increase my energy and leave me feeling my best. I want more of that in 2015.
4. Make more Youtube videos.
Why: I love creating content–blogs, vlogs (video blogs), Instagram posts–you name it! I also rejoice in looking back at old videos I made in the past. I plan on making more videos starting this Friday. Make sure you subscribe to stay up to date!
5. Aim to be respected instead of aiming to be liked.
Why: Being the youngest of 5, my role growing up was being the entertainer (to distract from dysfunction), and this morphed into people pleasing as I grew up. I plan on instilling the value of the importance of gaining respect instead of acceptance for my son. Your own authenticity and self-respect is much more important than being liked by everyone and their mama. #Justsayin
Well, folks, there you have it. My resolution Intentions for 2015. It’s never too late to do what your heart is calling you to do. Everyday is a fresh start; a new opportunity. Never let your past dictate your future!