Someone once told me that the older you get, the faster time seems to go by. I always strive to spend my time on the right things because when you think about it, time is really all you have; time is a gift. Today, I thought this post would be appropriate since it is a New Year which means people are making new year resolutions. Personally, I find new year resolutions quite silly because I think if you want to change something in your life, there’s no better time than now to do so. Regardless, I wanted to share 5 things that I found in 2014 that made an impact in my life and I want to continue to do in 2015. Happiness is key and although these steps are simple, I have found them to make me happy. A somewhat cheesy blog post, I hope these things can bring happiness to you and maybe make you think a little bit as you ring in 2015. Here are 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD MAKE (MORE) TIME FOR.


1. Friends and Family

Friends and family are always in your life but sometimes going the extra mile for them makes a world of difference in your relationship. Take time to catch up with friends and family. For example, talk to your relatives frequently; as a college student, I understand how hard it is to keep up with your family’s lives. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve called my grandma randomly and it made her day just to hear from me. Or, I texted my dad in the morning before he goes to work just to wish him a good day. For friends, make time to chat with people you don’t see all of the time. Meet up with last year’s friends from the dorms or grab coffee with a friend from class that you clicked with. If someone means something to you, you will never make an excuse to keep them in your life.


2. Breakfast

I am not a breakfast person. I love breakfast food but I have never been a person to eat a meal before I start my day simply because I am not a morning person. However, this semester, I occasionally started eating breakfast right as I woke up and I was surprised by how much it helped me throughout my day. After eating breakfast, I felt less groggy and more energized. Even if you eat something small, like a piece of toast or a bowl of oatmeal, wake up 20 minutes earlier than you normally would just to eat breakfast. It helps your metabolism start working and it is a positive start to your day!


3. Working Out

Working out is something that is always in the back of my mind and I think I speak for many people when I say that. I struggle to work out because A) I am not athletic, B) I hate running, C) working out is the only thing I do not know how to dress for. At some point, working out can become a part of your daily schedule if you make a habit out of it. It takes more motivation to get yourself to the gym than it does to actually work out; once you’ve motivated yourself to get to the gym, the rest is easy. Also, you do not need hours on end to work out; start with a small goal of say, 30 minutes every other day, and continue to grow from there. Do something that you enjoy; if you hate running (like me) don’t force yourself to run. Try yoga, the elliptical machine, or even biking. Working out is healthy for your mind, body, and strength.


4. Things You Love

The world around us inspires me and channeling my inspirations makes me enjoy life more. Like most people, I continually have things going on; my schedule is busy, busy, busy. Occasionally, to take a break from being busy, I let myself breathe by doing something that I love. Read. Write. Draw. Explore. Anything that brings you happiness, make sure you are allowing yourself to enjoy it as much as possible. Easier said than done, but take a trip to somewhere you’ve always wanted to go, learn a new talent, or appreciate a new hobby.


5. Yourself

It’s important to make time for yourself because above all, your well being comes first. Whether your struggling emotionally, medically, or maybe not struggling at all, know that it is okay to allow yourself to be content with your life and the choices you’ve made. Free yourself from toxic people and things that aren’t giving you joy anymore. If you made a mistake, apologize and make things better; mend relationships. You are the only person in charge of how you feel and make sure that what you are feeling is happiness. “Life is too short to be anything but happy.”

Time is not a reason to be fearful. I think sometimes we get so caught up in life that we forget to live and appreciate the things around us. Overall, Life should make you happy and sometimes the simple changes can alter your outlook for the better.

Happy 2015, readers... let’s make this year a great one!



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