Fallen Off The Resolution Train? Get Back On!

If you’re like me, as New Year’s Eve crept closer, you went through a classic resolution conundrum. Do I bother to make a New Year’s resolution? What’s a worthwhile one to make? How do I (consistently) stick to it? And after all the back and forth with yourself, you bite the bullet and commit to something to better yourself or your life. For some, it could be as simple as, “I’ll watch only an hour of Netflix per day,” or “I’ll think more positive thoughts about myself” or even something as aspirational as “I’ll run my first marathon this year.”

But whether your resolution was a baby step or a giant leap of faith, regardless of your drive to achieve your goals, we all may hit a point where it seems like our resolution is simply out of reach. We aren’t hitting our mini-goals we’ve set along the way, if we set any, or we maybe we are just getting a little bored. I’ve been there. The end of January into the beginning of February is the time when I start hearing about people berating themselves for falling off the (mostly fitness/health themed) bandwagon and assuming their New Year’s resolution was once again a failure.

FACT: The Oxford English Dictionary defines a resolution (noun) as 1) the action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter.

CONCLUSION: By definition, undertaking a New Year’s resolution means you are agreeing to tackle a problem you have. If you hit a snafu somewhere along the way, it’s to be expected. That just means your problem or resolution isn’t solved yet. It’s a journey, not a one-and-done victory or failure.

Do you think once Einstein was determined to solidify his Theory of Relativity, that he did so in a few weeks? Um, no, actually, it took him seven years.

Whatever you’ve pledged yourself to do this year, I know you can achieve it. I don’t think anyone out there makes a resolution they know will fail right out of the gate. You made these goals because you know you have the ability to achieve them.

If you’re really stuck in your resolution, ask a friend for outside opinion, or seek out ways to tackle your problem from a different angle. Guys, we’re 21 days into the New Year. It’s only just begun. You still have a lot of 2014 to live and a lot of time to complete your goals. Cut yourselves some slack.


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Black Friday/Cyber Monday- Swagbucks Codes Galore!

Swag Code Alert

Hi guys! Welcome to my grandly titled post. It is a bit of a long title, right? But I just needed to get all of that information in there.

Anyhow, down to business. As I’m sure you are very well aware, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are nearly upon us. I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t feel like braving the crowds in the crazy cold, snowy, bipolar weather we are having in Pennsylvania, so I’m going to be doing my shopping from the warm, comfy haven that is my bed. In my pjs. Watching Family Guy. With hot cocoa. It’s how it should be done, really.

And, as you guys are also well aware of, I love using Swagbucks. If you need a refresher on what it is, click here to view my first post about it. Swagbucks is offering TRIPLE the normal amount of Swagbucks per dollar spent at all of their Shop & Earn partners on Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday! Get Swagbucks back for all of the holiday shopping you’d do anyway to redeem for gift cards. Sounds good to me.

Swagbucks is offering a slew of Swagcodes on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. You can get an extra 50 SBs worth of codes on Friday and an extra 60 SBs worth on Monday. That’s a really decent ways toward your next giftcard.

I mean, if you’re gonna be online shopping anyway, why not get rewarded for it?

I don’t know about you, but I’m kinda psyched for all of this. Good deals, bonus Swagcodes, and triple SBs per dollar spent? I’m SO there. You guys should totally take advantage of this!  It doesn’t happen everyday!

If you’re not already using Swagbucks, what’s stopping you? Click here to sign up using my referral code, otherwise, just pop on over to swagbucks.com!

Happy Shopping!


The 15 Best Things About Thanksgiving Break (In College)

Thanksgiving Break

In the spirit of being thankful, I’ve decided to create a little list: The 15 Best Things About Thanksgiving Break (In College)! Whoever decided we should have a food-themed break before finals is a genius.

  1. No classes! (Obviously)
  2. Reuniting with friends and family back home.
  3. Fawning over your pet. You no longer have to rely on begging your family for photos.
  4. Food. Lots of food. So much food.
  5. Sleeping on a comfortable bed. (Take THAT, dorms!)
  6. Willfully forgetting that you have finals as soon as you go back to school. (If I can’t see them, they can’t see me…)
  7. Being able to whittle down your enormous pile of dirty laundry.
  8. Seeming really intelligent to your parents because you can ramble on about your super interesting bioethics course.
  9. Drinking coffee/tea in the morning, not because you need it, but just to enjoy it. (People do that?)
  10. Being a kid again. Make as many forts, play as many video games, watch as many cartoons as your little heart desires.
  11. Black Friday/ Small Business Saturday/ Cyber Monday plotting. (You know who you are)
  12. Being forced to stop and consider all you have to be thankful for, instead of complaining about how annoying your suite-mates’ Swedish pop music habit is or how annoying it is that your professor takes 3 weeks to hand back a graded assignment.
  13. Playing in the leaves without being judged.
  14. The best nap of your life. (Thanks, food coma!)
  15. Finally, and possibly most importantly, love. (Awww)

Thanks to my Facebook friends for some inspiration for this list of things we can all be thankful for.

What do you love about Thanksgiving break? Comment below!



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