2013: On Goal Setting and Keeping Memories

artistic-dreams:

It’s 2013 - a new year, another new blank canvas to paint on and another 365 days’ worth of attempts to stick to your new year’s resolutions (assuming you make one every year). Pretty exciting to start anew, don’t you think? 

I have to admit though, it may be a piece of cake to keep writing and writing endless lists of resolutions, goals or a bucket list, but the challenge is in actually doing it - especially if you’re like me, who is an overachiever and is pretty much inconsiderate of the hefty amount of things that need to be done first.

So this year, I came up with the main goal of MAKING THINGS HAPPEN. In line with that, I’ll be constantly reminded of my mantra for the year: The harder you work, the luckier you get. I’m also sorting out my priorities so that I can fully give time to each of it. 

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In this post I’ll be sharing some of my goal setting tools and tips on the side - also a little peek of the notebooks I’ll be using this year, each of which have specific purposes (as always). :-) 

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SOPHIE’S BIG BLOG BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY!!!

sophiemos:

I can’t believe I’m turning 18 this Monday (October 8)! I’m going to be so old :( Huhuhaha! As a way of celebrating and thanking God and my readers for all the blessings and support I have received these past years, I am throwing a BIG BLOG BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY!!! Yaaay! I’m giving away A LOT OF AMAZING PRIZES with a total of 13 lucky winners! I hope you can all join!! <3 Click read more for the mechanics & the list of amazing prizes you can win!

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aliviajoelynn:

Reblog, go to your tumblr, click the picture, and find out who you were in your past life. ;)

aliviajoelynn:

Reblog, go to your tumblr, click the picture, and find out who you were in your past life. ;)

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One Day x H.E.A.R.T. Blog Giveaway!

sophiemos:

This is the first of the MANY giveaways I have in store for you this month! This is my way of thanking YOU, my readers & generous sponsors for supporting my little blog! Can’t wait to share them all with you! 

School is just around the corner for me and maybe some of you started already! If so, this giveaway is perfect for you! I’m giving away a super cute cat notebook and hand-painted case from H.E.A.R.T.

Click read more on how to join!

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One Day x Cole Vintage 2nd Blog Giveaway!

sophiemos:

Didn’t win my first Cole Vintage Blog Giveaway? Then this giveaway is another chance for you! I’m giving away this versatile satchel perfect for students like myself! 

Click read more for simple mechanics on how to join!

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One Day x Bloom Blog Giveaway!

sophiemos:

If you’ve been a follower of my blog for quite some time now, you would know how mint-obssessed I am. I pretty much have every kind of clothing in mint! I just can’t resist!! It’s too pretty! :( Now, I’m going to share with you all this obsession by giving away this lovely pair of shorts (free size: garterized at the back, XS to L frames) from Bloom! :)

Click read more for simple mechanics on how to join!

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Dianne Dequina: Summer Ends giveaway!

diannedequina:

Hello everyone! Words can’t express how happy I am today! I just reached 3000 blog followers. YEY! :) Now, I think it’s time for me to show my love to all my lovely readers and blog followers out there.

There will be 9 total winners!

Winner 1 will get: 30% discount GC from Tutum Shop

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kistykreme:

1. Let go of the assumption that the world is against you, or that you were born with a gray cloud over your head.
It is an assumption that has no basis in reason or science. Sometimes we pick up a flair for pessimism from a parent who made negative assumptions about the world somewhere along the line. Either way, the sooner you can attribute your pessimism to a unique set of circumstances rather than the state of the world itself, the easier it’ll be to change your perspective.
2. Understand that the past does not equal the future. 
Just because you’ve experienced pain or disappointment in the past does not guarantee that what starts badly will end badly. Do not make a bad start turn into a self fulfilling prophecy for a bad ending.
3. See yourself as a cause, not an effect.
You don’t have to be a product or a victim of your circumstances. Stop thinking about what is happening to you and start thinking about what you can make happen. If you’re not happy with the way your life is now, set goals and move on. Use your past negative experiences to build character and make better decisions. 
4. Use positive affirmations.
Write down short statements that remind you of what you’re trying to change about the way you see the world. Some affirmations to start with are:
“Anything is possible.”
“My circumstances do not create me, I create my circumstances.”
“The only thing I can control is my attitude towards life.”
“I always have a choice.”
“I choose to live my positive side of life.”
5.Remember that life is short.
When you feel pessimism clouding your judgment or you start to feel down about the future, remind yourself that every minute counts, and any time spent brooding guarantees nothing but less time to enjoy whatever life might have to offer. At its core, pessimism is impractical because it causes you to spend time dwelling on things that haven’t happened yet and aren’t guaranteed to happen, and it prevents you from getting things done.
6. Be a balanced optimist.
Be a rational optimist who takes the good with the bad, in hopes of the good ultimately outweighing the bad, and with the understanding that being pessimistic about everything accomplishes nothing. 

kistykreme:

1. Let go of the assumption that the world is against you, or that you were born with a gray cloud over your head.

It is an assumption that has no basis in reason or science. Sometimes we pick up a flair for pessimism from a parent who made negative assumptions about the world somewhere along the line. Either way, the sooner you can attribute your pessimism to a unique set of circumstances rather than the state of the world itself, the easier it’ll be to change your perspective.

2. Understand that the past does not equal the future. 

Just because you’ve experienced pain or disappointment in the past does not guarantee that what starts badly will end badly. Do not make a bad start turn into a self fulfilling prophecy for a bad ending.

3. See yourself as a cause, not an effect.

You don’t have to be a product or a victim of your circumstances. Stop thinking about what is happening to you and start thinking about what you can make happen. If you’re not happy with the way your life is now, set goals and move on. Use your past negative experiences to build character and make better decisions. 

4. Use positive affirmations.

Write down short statements that remind you of what you’re trying to change about the way you see the world. Some affirmations to start with are:

  • “Anything is possible.”
  • “My circumstances do not create me, I create my circumstances.”
  • “The only thing I can control is my attitude towards life.”
  • “I always have a choice.”
  • “I choose to live my positive side of life.”

5.Remember that life is short.

When you feel pessimism clouding your judgment or you start to feel down about the future, remind yourself that every minute counts, and any time spent brooding guarantees nothing but less time to enjoy whatever life might have to offer. At its core, pessimism is impractical because it causes you to spend time dwelling on things that haven’t happened yet and aren’t guaranteed to happen, and it prevents you from getting things done.

6. Be a balanced optimist.

Be a rational optimist who takes the good with the bad, in hopes of the good ultimately outweighing the bad, and with the understanding that being pessimistic about everything accomplishes nothing. 

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One Day x H.E.A.R.T. Blog Giveaway!

sophiemos:

This is the first of the MANY giveaways I have in store for you this month! This is my way of thanking YOU, my readers & generous sponsors for supporting my little blog! Can’t wait to share them all with you! 

School is just around the corner for me and maybe some of you started already! If so, this giveaway is perfect for you! I’m giving away a super cute cat notebook and hand-painted case from H.E.A.R.T.

Click read more on how to join!

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One Day x Sugar-Kissed Blog Giveaway!

sophiemos:

Since one of my giveaways just ended, here’s another one! Yaay!

Perfect accessories for summer from a really great accessory brand, Sugar-Kissed! Click read more on how to win these two pretty necklaces! :)

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