#bern200 – 2014: New Year, New Me? Why Not…


2014 is now here. For most people, the beginning of a new year is the time to set goals and renew life. We sometimes get so lost in everyday activities that during the holidays we reflect on life and find that throughout the year we have just been “going through the motions.” 365 days of 9-to-5 work without accomplishing many of our real goals and aspirations. Every year I told myself that I would lose weight, save money, settle down, and other ideas that I never fully intended on executing. However, with the accomplishments I’ve made in this past year with my new mindset, I am confident that any goals I set for 2014 will be reached. As cliche as it is to set goals for the new year, if a new calendar is the motivation you need to get your life right, then use that to your advantage and get it together. It may be hard, but if you focus on changing a few daily habits you can find yourself celebrating in December 2014, rather than reflecting and feeling disappointed.

First things first; stop wasting time. You may think that every day is a full productive day, but if clocking in and out at work is all you accomplish daily, then you are more than likely not as focused as you should be. Stop wasting time watching so much TV, playing games on Facebook, having pointless conversations on social networks, and other activities that have no real value when it comes to your goals of 2014. Instead, talk to your peers about your short term and long term goals, read a book or two (about personal growth and development, not just for entertainment), or map out a 3-6 month plan for something you want to accomplish. At the end of each day, you should feel wiser based off of something you’ve read or a conversation you’ve had.

Quit those bad eating habits. Start with the small things, and see how much they change your life for the good. I have a few close friends that are struggling with health because they can’t stop drinking soda or eating fast food. Take the time to cook healthier meal options for yourself. You will save money and feel more energetic daily. Drinking water every time you crave sugary soda will help you digest food better and make you more alert. I won’t pretend that making these changes will be hard, but I guarantee that they will make you feel better in the long run.

The biggest change you can make in life is recognizing your wants versus your needs emotionally. A lot of time we waste our emotions chasing things to fill a void. Our obsession with material things makes us work harder at jobs we hate, only to spend money on things that temporarily give us satisfaction. However, that temporary fill of an emotional void will never last. Our emotional wants also cause us to engage in unhealthy relationships with the opposite sex, which can be devastating in the long run. Love yourself first before you decide to give yourself to someone else, who more than likely doesn’t want all of you in the first place.

This post was very random, but the information is very necessary. In 2013 I learned a lot about myself, mainly about my wants and needs, and once I was able to be honest with myself about what was necessary versus what wasn’t, I had the strength and focus to make changes that would prove to be beneficial. Once I had a goal and a plan, I knew that putting in work would give me the results I was looking for, and that would make me happy. With this mind state, I can make a list of more goals for this upcoming year with the confidence that I would get them done. Sit down with yourself and focus on what is going to make you a better person, and go get it. There’s no time like the present. 2014 is here! Conquer it.

One Reply to “#bern200 – 2014: New Year, New Me? Why Not…”

  1. Canal says:

    what a concert that all aeucdnies wore white top..! I’ve just noticed.Beautiful with yr story really ka,luv..magnificent singers..TRES BIEN..encore..bravo ~~~~~~~ love u, P’ xxx )

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