“Be fearless! If you make only one resolution this year, let it be to live boldly. You control this moment: rather than cautiously test the water, dive straight into life with freeing abandon. Imagine the person you want to be and live the life you want to live, then simply commit to them. Believe in yourself. Embrace your beauty. Discover a new passion. Whatever you do, wherever you go, don’t be afraid to make a splash.” – Unknown

I just had to share this quote, because it sums up exactly how I want my new year to be. It’s a new beginning, a new chance, an opportunity to achieve new goals, dreams, ambitions. I don’t want to make the standard resolutions of exercise, not eating chocolate, eating healthier…because let’s face it, those only last a few days!

Instead…this year I want to commit to improving upon my self and becoming a better person. I want to surround myself in a general vibe of positivity and to commit to remaining happy and hopeful even in the most adverse of circumstances. I challenge you all to take on 7 steps to happiness this year:

  • Think less, feel more
  • Frown less, smile more
  • Talk less, listen more
  • Judge less, accept more
  • Watch less, do more
  • Complain less, appreciate more
  • Fear less, love more

Remember that nothing is a setback. Nothing can stop you from achieving and succeeding. Every time things don’t go to plan, just stand up, dust yourself off and prepare to come back stronger. Believe in yourself. Really do. Do not let others’ opinion define you. Work hard. Dream bigger. Achieve greater.

Wishing you all an happy, productive and wonderfully positive year. Breathe in. Breathe out. Decide that this year WILL be a good year!