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Instead of a List of Resolutions, Why Not a Theme for the New Year?

Have you been thinking and reflecting on the New Year and your resolutions? If you wanted to make them or how you were going to achieve the goals that you have for yourself, both personal and professional? We’ve been thinking, why NOT toss out the resolutions list and aim for a theme?

A theme?


And it seems that I am not alone with this thinking! The Huffington Post shares:

“The theme should be a word that resonates with you and embodies something that has been missing from your daily life. Instead of defining specific behaviors that you want to do, you simply keep your theme in mind and allow your days to unfold from there.

This can be a very refreshing way to approach a New Year, especially for those of us who are tired of making the same resolution every year.”

Ahhh, okay!

You see, as we’ve been thinking about phrases, messages, and things that call out to us, a certain theme emerged, screamed at us rather, and we’ve decided that instead of writing a list of resolutions, to try something new to bring about new results, right?

We found this article about this, and this quote stood out:

“What’s nice about a single theme is that it’s easy to implement, simple to remember, achievable and sustainable. It’s just one thing.”

So we picked a theme!

My 2019 New Year Theme is:


Be bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to listen to your heart, and strong enough to live the life you have always imagined. … Anonymous


Yes. In every facet of my life, I don’t just want to do something, but I want to apply or attack it with a fierce confidence or without fear. I want to be brave and bold in all avenues, and I cannot do that without owning it and being BOLDER in my choices, actions, and decisions.

I have thrived this far, and have settled into myself with a bit more confidence and self-assuredness. Along with all of the events, goals, and ideas I will tackle for 2019, the only way that to achieve any goal is through changing one’s mindset, owning it, and being bolder in their actions, right?

City Chic Giveaway on The Curvy FashionistaThis past year has been one of restructure, next level thinking, and Big Hairy Audacious Goal setting. I faced fears and braved them, but being the Virgo perfectionist, I knew that I could have done more and have executed some of my goals a bit better.


So, as I have various goals that I would love to accomplish, with a theme, it is a constant daily, weekly, and monthly reminder and a change of my mindset that will help those goals be a bit more attainable!

2019: BOLDER

Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.” ― Voltaire

Have you had success with your resolutions of years past? Does a theme speak out to you?

I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas and as you spend tonight with your loved ones and friends, bringing in the New Year!

Happy New Years 2016

What is YOUR 2019 THEME?

Happy New Year!

Let’s discuss.

Written by Marie Denee

I am the Editor in Chic of The Curvy Fashionista. Often goofy. Forever emo. Always a Virgo. You can find me somewhere grooving to 90s R&B.

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  1. I think mine would be “Let go”. I am ALSO a Virgo perfectionist (lol) and have found that I am often paralyzed by my need to control things. I don’t get anywhere because I think everything has to be in order before I start, and that I have to be the one to do everything. 2016 is about letting go of the need to control the things in life that can’t really be controlled (which, it turns out, is MOST things!). Enjoy the process, take on life full throttle, without needing to control it.

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