I love the New Year. It’s a clean slate; a fresh mindset, and the perfect excuse to actually do all of the things I’ve been wanting to do for the past year. It’s time for a fre$h start (cue the cliché music); surround yourself with amazing people and good vibes. The kind of people who are making moves, growing and learning. Trust your instincts. Love yourself. Love your body. Drink more water, practice yoga; do what makes you happy. Be independent. You don’t need no man, babygirl. Here are some of my tips for a New Year mindset.
Take care of your damn self.
This is a new year with new experiences and new chances. Find what you love. Fall in love with yourself.
It’s time to dream.
Envision yourself a year from now. Where do you want to be? Make it happen. You’re the only one who can.
Remember, better things are coming (and I’m not just talking about Friday & Saturday)
We all have to go through hard times to be able to appreciate something good. Growth is a beautiful thing. Reminder: It’s never too late to become a better version of yourself. And it’s also never too late to get your shit together.
PS: You know who’s going to give you everything?
Don’t give a single shit what someone has to say about you.
One of my favorite tips of all. You know yourself over anyone else, so anyone’s opinion about you is completely irrelevant. Kill ‘em with kindness and do you, ma. And never apologize for it.
Have killer style.
Sometimes self-expression bleeds through those distressed jeans. Know that.
Mama taught me that life goes on
Accept what’s gone. There’s a reason certain people walked out of your life. Trust your path.
Stand up for yourself. Be a bo$$ ass bitch.
Don’t let people disrespect you. Put somebody in their motha effin place if you have to. And if it’s a dude, respect yourself. There’s too many people in the world for you to be stuck in a toxic relationship.
Get rid of the negativity in your life.
Be thankful for the lessons and move on. Positive thinking brings blessings, remember that.
Go into the next semester with the attitude Elle Woods had after Warner told her she wasn’t smart enough for law school. In the words of Miss Badass Bitch Nicki Minaj, “ain’t neva need a man to take care of me.”
Be with someone who is good for your mental health.
We’ve all had a crazy ex who screwed us up in the past…but have standards. Know yourself. Know your worth, then add tax. If he ain’t treatin’ you right girl, gain some self respect and drop him real quick. Repeat after me: He. Ain’t. Shit.
Make time to clear your head. We get so busy sometimes that we let our thoughts consume us without even realizing it. Meditation is an instant mood enhancer.
Stop comparing yourself to other people.
Comparison kills individuality.
Do your squats.
Here’s some squat challenges we all can do: here. Khloe K, I see you.
You know what’s sexy? Quality communication skills.
Network. Make connections. Be kind to everyone you meet. You never know who you’ll need one day.
Knowledge up babe.
Study. Read books. Intelligence goes so much further than physicality.
Never chase a man.
The only thing you should be chasing are drinks & dreams. If he likes you, he will go above and beyond for you. One day a man will wake you up with kisses all over, telling you how much he loves you, followed by lots of smiles and tickles. One day someone will look at you the way you look at a Chanel bag. Don’t rush. Be patient.
You’re gonna be hating yourself for all those Redbull & vodka nights instead of those stay-in and study-yo-shit nights.
Stuff happens, I get it. But don’t let it consume you, darling.
Girls: stop hating on one another.
It’s not a competition. We need to empower one another and stick together. Come over, let’s talk shit about him together.
Have passion in everything you do.
To sum it all up…
Be thankful for what you have, always.
Drop negative influences from your life.
It’s amazing how quickly the blessings will come.
Taking the time to reflect on your actions is good for the soul.
Eat healthier. Travel. Exercise. Think before you act.
Leave the worries in 2015.
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Victoriana White of Hudson, NY, is a Fashion Journalism student at the University at Albany. Her goal is to work at a Fashion magazine in New York City. She enjoys yoga, coffee, dogs, interior design, Pinterest, Tumblr and all things hair and makeup!