Resolutions & Tips for 2017!

So I recently published a postĀ called “New Year, New Obstacles,” (link will be at the bottom of the page) and as I think it’s just about early enough to blog about, I thought I would do another blog, similar to that one.

So in that post, I briefly mentioned resolutions – new year’s resolutions to be exact, but I didn’t delve in too deep because it was more like an introductory opening to the year and my blog.20160801_220211

However, today I decided to focus on that because resolutions and goals can be a very broad and open topic that anybody can talk about and relate to.

After hitting publish on that post, it suddenly made me realise that I hardly had any resolutions.

So here, I am officializing (I don’t know if that’s a word haha) a few of my new year’s resolutions for 2017:

  1. Be more active with my blog.
  2. Be more positive about things.
  3. Don’t leave everything to the last minute.
  4. Start reading more!

Okay, so I know these probably sound vague, and new year’s resolutions are typically specific goals or ideas that aren’t to do with emotions or mind-sets but I think that these are the main goals that I want to achieve.


So the next question is: how do you keep a resolution?

In the past, I would have probably forgotten whatever goals I had set myself for the new year by February (which is very bad of me, I know) but I feel like anybody who has had this problem, me included, could make this a goal in itself.

5. Keep a new year’s resolution.

If you are struggling with keeping a resolution, my advice is, try not to give up, but next time if you know you may struggle with a resolution, make another one that you know you won’t struggle as much at, and work your way up.

After you achieve something, you get better at it and no matter how hard or easy, a goal the same, you will benefit and you will be able to move on to more challenging ones.


Although no-one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending” – Carl Bard.

Thank you so much for reading and let me know in the comments what one of your resolutions are – not matter how big or small. What are your goals for the future? Do you have any advice on keeping resolutions?

I would love to hear about them and reply!

Love you all lots,

Tess xxx


My other blog on the new year:

New Year, New Obstacles


Feeling Like A Failure

Hello everyone,

So today I am back and I decided to write up a post about something I think a lot of you have encountered at some point.

Failure. I remember times at school when teachers would say that you “learn from mistakes” or that “failure is all part of growing up” at some point during school.

I would always brush this off because if I had gotten a lower grade than usual or if I had let down my team in sport or a competitive activity, every time I would convince myself that I was a failure.

Not just that I had failed – I was a failure.


But I think we all realize at a point that we were never failures at all but at the time, we just beat ourselves up about it then because at that moment, it seems like an important event.

However, with each failure, I have learned, there always comes something from it. Even the smallest things like being a few minutes late, or forgetting to bring some homework in on the date due.

For example, being late, means that afterwards, you will try harder not to be – such as by getting up earlier. Forgetting to bring in some homework – trying harder the next time to remember it, such as putting it into your bag the day beforehand.

So in future, try to not feel so down about your failures, because with every failure is another success. šŸ˜‰


Quote Of The Day:

Ā “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts” – Winston Churchhill.

Tess xxx




New Year, New Obstacles

Before I start, first of all: Happy New Year!

Today, I decided to just sit at my desk and write up a post because that isn’t something I have done in a very long time and seeing as it’s new year, it was the perfect excuse.

Don’t worry, I’m not going ramble on too long about this, but I feel as if writing an introduction for the new year would definitely help me set straight.

So recently, I stopped blogging, but I have been determined to makeĀ “Blog more!” at the top of my list for new years resolutions – so hopefully start expecting some new posts to pop up!I feel like 2016 has been such a roller coaster of a ride, in terms of my life in general and I think a big part of me, at times, felt like the majority of it wasn’t they way I would have wanted it to go.But I’m sure all of us have felt the same thing of things not going our way in life. And there are lots of other things in fact that we have all, at least once felt like:

    We have all had one bad day where we just felt down. (This is okay! It’s okay to feel sad sometimes, but just remember that there will always be another day where you feel happier!)We have all felt like we have failed at something. We have all wished for something that we know may never happen.We have all wanted to change something about ourselves.

These are a few of my own that I think are fair to say that a majority of people have felt like.

I think that one of the main things that go into having a good year, is to just to be positive, ready and be able to accept that things may not go the way you want them to.


Comment down how do you think your 2016 went and your thoughts into what goes into having a good year! I would love to reply to them.

Wishing you all a happy 2017!


Tess xxx