3 Tricks To Keep You On Track For Success In The New Year

3 Tricks To Keep You On Track For Success In The New Year

Get yourself together this year and succeed. I promise, you can do it.


As the New Year approaches, we begin making a list of our qualities that we want to change or improve upon. If you are anything like me, you do not set New Year's Resolutions, but rather set goals for yourself throughout the new year. We are all familiar with the futility of setting New Year's Resolutions. When we set these goals for ourselves, we typically follow through for about a week and then return to our old ways. We are creatures of habit so this is not surprising. If you want to break years of stagnated goals, I have some ideas for you.

1. Keep a Journal.

Keeping a journal can be a great way to monitor your progress and keep yourself accountable. Earlier this year, I started a bullet journal which is a type of journaling that also acts as a planning mechanism. I have been able to plan my days while also reflecting on each day. There are so many different ways to set up your bullet journal which is wonderful for those who just want to get their feet wet with this type of journaling.

2. Use a Habit Tracker.

If bullet journaling seems like a tedious task, I would suggest using a habit tracker of some sort. A habit tracker is a good way, like bullet journaling, to keep yourself accountable. Tracking your habits will help you create healthy habits and eliminate negative habits. Habit trackers help me especially because of the competition it creates. Habit trackers basically operate like Snapchat streaks which is something most of us stay pretty loyal to.

3. Create a Mood Board.

Okay, so I absolutely love mood boards. Mood boards are typically used by creatives to find inspiration for a new project, but aren't we all creatives? I typically just use Pinterest to assemble some of my goals for the year. Whether it be self-organization, better study habits, or fitness, Pinterest has it all. Mood boards are a great tool to visualize what you are working toward and what you will accomplish.

Whichever method you choose, I guarantee that you will be slightly more successful this year. Adopt some healthy habits, shed the negative ones. Find some inspiration, put your mind to it, and succeed.

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15 Winnie The Pooh Quotes That Will Make You Feel Good

A sure-fire way to put a smile onto your face!

Everyone has their favorite childhood character, or entire show, that makes them feel better when they hear a quote or see a picture of them. Winnie the Pooh will forever be my favorite childhood character! Pooh Bear is even my mom's nickname for me, that's how much I love him! The show and the books were probably the best thing that could have happened in my childhood. They always had good lessons to be learned in each story and episode. When I feel really down or just need a friendly reminder that there is still some good remaining in this crazy thing we call life, I look up a bunch of different quotes from the series and never fail ending up with huge smile on my face! Here are fifteen of my favorite Winnie the Pooh quotes that are sure to make you happy, feel better, and overall feel good inside!

1. "You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you'll ever know."

2. "A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be."

3. "How do you spell love? You don't spell it, you feel it."

4. "Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved."

5. "If there ever comes a day that we cannot be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever."

6. "As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen."

7. "How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."

8. "Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So today is my new favorite day."

9. "If you live to be 100, I want to be 100 minus 1 day so I would never have to live a day without you."

10. "Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."

11. "One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries."

12. "We didn't realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun."

13. "Weeds are flowers too, you just have to get to know them."

14. "Some people care too much, I think it's called love."

15. "I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time."

There you have it! Fifteen Winnie the Pooh quotes that are sure to bring a smile to your face! I hope they made you just as happy as they make me!

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Writer's Block: A Road Block We've All Hit

In the corner, the deer head is mocking you.


It's two hours before your deadline and everything you start to type sounds terrible. You get five words into a sentence and you immediately hit the backspace button or throw your notebook across the room.

You think you have something solid and then you read it out loud and it's worse than you originally thought possible. Nothing sounds right to you and the clock is ticking. Minutes pass, but you can't seem to find anything that works.

You look all around the room for inspiration. In the corner, the deer head is mocking you and in the other corner, the hole in the ceiling is just reminding you of how empty your brain feels at the moment. Nothing is coming to you and it's no longer silent because your brother is upstairs singing in the shower and your sister is listening to music as she falls asleep.

Another half-hour has passed and you're drenched in sweat. Your pen is slipping out of your hand and you are stressing. Your fingers are sliding across the keys and not in the cool confident way. Your eyes are burning from the sweat droplets on the corners of your eyes.

It's writer's block and we've all been there.

In fact, right before I began this, I was experiencing it myself. I tried moving to different rooms in the house, asking three different people for ideas and listening/watching multiple platforms: acoustic music, sports, Amazon Prime TV, etc. Nothing was working and I was sure that I was going to miss my deadline and have nothing to turn in.

I honestly thought I was going to end up in a ball of tears.

However, I turned my problem into my solution and wrote down everything I was feeling.

Now, this may not always work, especially if you're writing something for school on the War of 1812 or Abraham Lincoln. One thing that will work is taking a deep breath. Write whatever comes to your mind and don't delete it, even if you think it's absolutely terrible. Some of my best writing has come from what I thought was terrible.

But most importantly, remember: Writer's block is real, but it's also overcomeable and you've probably dealt with it more than you realize.

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