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Even though it is almost the end of January, I still decided to post my New Year’s Resolutions for 2014. Better late than never!

Learn to prioritize.

  • Put first things first.
  • Do not waste time on tasks that can be done later at the expense of those which need to be done now.
  • Put life’s little troubles in perspective. Do not waste energy/time on the things that do not matter in the big picture of life.

Forget about the rat race.

  • Stop comparing myself to others—I am living my life, not theirs.
  • I am not perfect; as long as I do the best that I can, that is all that matters.
  • Just because someone else is doing it one way does not mean that I cannot do it another—a difference in methods or opinions does not make mine automatically wrong.

Be optimistic.

  • Be grateful for what I have.
  • Remember that it could ALWAYS be worse: remind myself that I am lucky that I have a stable roof over my head, food on my table and parents kind enough to help me with my law school tuition and living expenses.
  • There is always light at the end of the tunnel: dream big and know that I WILL get there someday.

Be confident.

  • Remind myself that I am good enough.
  • Be proud of my accomplishments and how far I have come; don’t let minor issues lower my self-esteem.
  • No one else determines how I feel about myself, except for me.

Learn how to manage money.

  • Stop depending on my parents to manage my money and make financial decisions for me—learn how to do these “adult” tasks on my own.

Eat healthier + drink more water.

  • Stop drinking soda and coffee so much.
  • Start incorporating healthier foods in my daily diet.

Stop being laissez-faire about doctor’s appointments.

  • GO TO THE DENTIST! You really need to, so bite the bullet and do it already!