Let it Be and Promises for 2014

Ah, New Years Resolutions. Since I'm writing mine nearly 2 weeks into January, I figure that means I either spent a lot of time working on them (I didn't) or that I'm extremely indecisive (I am).

So I decided to keep it simple, an easy to remember phrase:

LetItBe

I spend too much of my time worrying about things I cannot change or control. The other day, I decided to slice a lemon on our kitchen counter without a cutting board and obviously (stupidly) made a few slice marks into our linoleum counter. I spent the next 3 hours lamenting my stupidity and avoiding the kitchen to try to get my mind off of it, which was mostly unsuccessful. I remember telling Rob repeatedly that I couldn't get over the fact I made a mistake and I felt the need to punish myself for it by relishing in my own guilt. I just clearly have a control issue.

So my mantra for the year is "Let it Be" so I can remind myself to not only to relinquish some of my control over impossible things but also to forgive myself of the guilt I feel when things don't go as planned. Hopefully this phrase serves me well in wedding planning too...

In addition to just Let it Be, I have a few promises I made to myself for 2014

IPromise

...to try and live a healthier lifestyle but not punish myself when I indulge a little.

...to spend less time on my phone when I'm with the people I love.

...to spend less time talking negative about celebrities because frankly, I really DON'T know them.

...to invest in some adult clothing this year because let's face it, I'm 25 and forever 21 just doesn't cut it anymore.

...to spend more time laughing.

...to thank people more often.

And to seal the deal, I've pinky promised with myself, which means its basically a law.

Any phrases you want to live by in 2014 or promises you'd like to make yourself?

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12 thoughts on “Let it Be and Promises for 2014

  1. I love this phrase! And don't worry about posting your goals for 2014 two weeks into the year. I'll be posting mine on Wednesday which makes you way ahead of me if that makes you feel any better ;)

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  2. What a great phrase for 2014! I totally understand how you felt with the whole lemon incident. I've done things like that before and I feel guilty for so long. I'll have to try to remember to "let it be" the next time something like that happens.

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  3. I really like your promises for this year. I always see cute clothes and people say they get them at F21. I go in there and find a big pile of nothing. That stuff just doesn't fit me right.

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  4. This is very true. Sometimes you just can't control things- whether it's how often you blog, how much weight you've lost, etc.- and you just have to "let it be". Very empowering!

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  5. I've always had trouble lamenting over things that were out of my control. I've slowly been working on it! Remember last year you were my resolution sponsor?? I never got to thank you for that, so thanks! Good luck with your resolutions this year... it's going to be such a great year for you! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  6. Yes! Sometimes you just have to let things be. I sometimes have to tell myself to let it go. Especially things that are out of my control. Laughing is good.

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  7. I was watching the Golden Globes this weekend and I was thinking "whyyyy am I thinking mean things about that dress?" Dumb. I don't know them! It's obviously her style and she's not doing it for a bunch of people to have negative comments over the TV screen? We also know that things look different in person vs. on TV and in pictures? Why do I spend time being mean when talking about people that I really don't know or understand?

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  8. Good words friend! I too have some control issues and could work on letting it be. I had to laugh about your more adult clothing! I have been telling myself this as well! I had these tight little jean shorts I was holding onto hoping to fit in again...but I had to tell myself, even if I can squeeze into them...at 29 I don't need to be wearing those tiny little shorts anymore! lol! Oh to be old... :)

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