We’re halfway through January, and I’m still not fully back on schedule from the holidays! Is that bad to admit? Hahaha. I know I can’t be the only one! Having a positive attitude about 2019 is one thing that’s helping me get back in my routine, though. It’s easy to make big plans and resolutions on New Years Day, but actually following through is the hard part. At least for me! This month is all about fresh starts and new chapters, but if you’re not careful, you will set yourself up to be overwhelmed and disappointed. I wanted to share 5 tips that I think will help you keep a positive mindset in January and the rest of 2019! 🙂
1: Focus on a Hobby You Love
My main hobby used to be blogging, but now that it’s my job, I want to find a new interest that brings me joy and happiness! I have always loved reading, so I think I’m going to better incorporate that into my routine this year!
2: Hit the Gym
I make the MOST excuses for skipping the gym, and it usually includes choosing the Chick-fil-A drive-thru instead! I can’t deny that working out makes me feel better, though! Exercise gives you endorphins, endorphins make you happy… And you know the rest! 🙂
3: Make Plans with Friends
For me, working alone every day is SO hard. I’m an extrovert, and I just love being around others! Making plans with friends has been so important because I need human interaction. Lol! Even if you do work in an office with people, spending time with your friends is good for the soul! (Because you probably like them better than your co-workers lol)
4: Set Realistic Goals
I am the worst at setting realistic goals, especially in January. I shoot for the stars and get super overwhelmed by my big plans! I think it’s important to set small term goals that you can achieve quicker, which will help you work towards the long term goals!
5: Listen to Your Favorite Music
Music ALWAYS makes me feel better and more motivated! I love listening to Christian playlists on Spotify because it truly helps me keep a positive mindset or change a negative one! Whatever your favorite tunes may be, I encourage you to start your morning listening to it and see how it changes your perspective!
Now, I have to talk about my cute sweatshirt from United Monograms! I shared this Gucci inspired tee with them a few months ago, and yall LOVED it! (Still in stock too!!) But my caffeine queen sweatshirt might be my favorite yet! For one, I have actually turned into a caffeine queen, so this is pretty accurate. Secondly, this United Monograms sweatshirt is SO soft, especially on the inside! It’s fleece lined, and it’ll become your go-to loungewear at only $26 dollars! Mark my words. I ordered a medium for an oversized fit but a small would have worked too! If coffee isn’t your thing, United Monograms has so many options from food to sports. You also don’t want to miss their new Valentine’s Day collection either!
*Special thank you to United Monograms for sponsoring today’s post! All opinions are my own*