It is New Year’s Day, CDF Fashionistas! What are your New Year’s Resolutions?
We just had our NYE celebration where we were dressed CDF Style in our best or latest plus size perfect holiday dress or outfit, which made us feel absolutely gorgeous and fabulous but today is the 1st day of 365 days where we decide to begin doing things differently:
- Lose weight ~ Drink more water
- Get fit ~ Join a gym or start a new fitness plan
- Stop smoking, drinking or whatever vice is ailing you
- Make more money ~ Find another job ~ Work harder on building your business
- Pay off bills ~ Become debt-free
- Travel more ~ Check off more of your bucket list
- Become more organized
- Spend more time with family and friends
- Be Happy: Find Love!
- Stick to our resolutions FOR ONCE
But, you know what:
Isn’t it inevitable and obvious that pretty much every year we torture ourselves with this long list of to-dos that we have every intention of adhering to and accomplishing and
we do well to stick to them for like maybe the first 2 – 3 months (if we’re lucky)
But life always has a way of kicking us down, overwhelming or defeating us and we find it too difficult to stay on track ~
Does that sound about right? Well, let’s get to the bottom of it all by first answering this question …
Why do we keep doing this to ourselves?
It just seems like we keep setting ourselves up for failure!
One of our main problems is that we feel that we are never good enough, strong enough, pretty enough ~
These things are all negative thoughts! And, what have we all learned about negativity? It breeds failure, right?
So, it is no wonder we keep giving up, we have been conditioned to believe that we are never or nor will we ever be good enough, strong enough or pretty enough.
But, you know what ~ WE ARE!!
Yea, of course, we are not perfect but who is? No, even that slim and fit, seems like she’s got it all together, know-it-all associate, friend or colleague IS NOT PERFECT!Tweet
Do you wanna know what those like her and other go-getters you hear about who are continuously successful in almost everything they set out to accomplish even though it seems like they have too much on their plate do differently?
They use the power of positive thinking!! That’s right!
No matter what, they never give up and do not tear themselves down just because something did not go as planned or someone else thinks less of them. They pick themselves back up, dust themselves off, and try try again!
Most of all, they have all learned to LOVE THEMSELVES!!
They believe that they are good enough, strong enough, and pretty or handsome enough and know that against all odds, they can accomplish any goal they set for themselves, even if it takes a lifetime!!
So, above all else, you know what we must do?
Yes, you guessed it, we have to start with loving ourselves no matter what life throws our way or whether or not Susie or Paul thinks we are good enough, strong enough, or pretty enough!!
It will not be easy at first but nothing worthwhile ever is, right?
So, now here’s a little inspiration to get you started:
From the words of one of our late but great famous old-school Fashionistas:
Now, if you are old enough to remember comedian/actress/model Lucille Ball you know how funny, inspirational, beautiful, and fabulous she was!
If not, you should make it your business to check some of her old self-produced TV shows from youtube of The Lucille Ball Show or I Love Lucy!
She will crack you up and her character on I Love Lucy will give you an example of a lady who was not the most graceful (in fact, she was a downright clutz, on purpose of course) and certainly did not always have the right answers ~
But, she was a go-getter in character and in real life and always was the center of attention whether she was working hard or playing hard with her husband (played by her former spouse Desi Arnaz), or her neighbors and friends!
So, she absolutely knew what she was talking about when she made these statements:
And, we will be wise to take her advice, as her words did not fall on deaf ears!
Are we ready to update our list of New Year’s resolutions to match our newfound positive CDF Style energy?
After all, what does CDF stand for:
Curves Deserve Fashion Tweet
And, if we say this is true then we are saying we are true to our body and our curves, so we must also be true to our mind and really believe in both!! WE DESERVE IT, RIGHT?!?!
We deserve to be true to ourselves, honor and love ourselves, believe in ourselves, and know that if we don’t do these things then we are our own worst enemy and there is nothing anyone can do worse to us than we are already doing to ourselves!!
Let’s choose the power of positive thinking and knock out all those failed New Year’s resolutions once and for ALL with:
5 CDF~Style Plus~Size Positive New Year’s Resolutions
1. Give yourself permission to love yourself and others will follow your lead! Tweet
If it’s not making you better, it isn’t love. True love makes you more of who you are, not less. Tweet~ Mandy Hale
I give myself permission to honor every version of myself I ever was and ever will be.Tweet ~ Murray Newsland
2. Come to realize your own strength: It comes from within, through the power of positive thinking! Tweet
Strength doesn’t come from what you DO, It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t. Tweet ~ Murray Newsland
3. Refuse to allow others to dictate who you are or where you are going! Tweet
Your value is not dependent on someone else’s inability to see your worth. Tweet ~ Murray Newsland
4. Come to realize your own self-worth and that YOU ARE ENOUGH!Tweet
Our whole spiritual transformation brings us to the point where we realize in our own being, we are enough! Tweet ~ Ram Dass
5. Determine that your health and happiness are your responsibility and it starts with a healthy positive mind! Tweet
Ok, so now that we have gotten:
A wake-up call ~ A reality check ~ A dose of positive reinforcement
What are we going to do with it?
Just toss it aside and go back to doing things the way we’ve always done them and say to ourselves that this all sounds good but it’s not for me!
No, we cannot afford to do that! That would be like giving up on life!
That is NOT an option! THIS IS FOR YOU!
Remember you are a true fashionista with a knack for choosing what looks best on YOU and the same goes for every other part of your life ~.Tweet
No one is good at everything and that is why we will always need others. Learn to lean on your positive friends, family, colleagues, therapist or spiritual guide for support when and where you need them most!
And, keep up the positive vibes by stirring clear of negative people, places, and things! Always fill your heart, body, and mind with all things positive: Tweet
- Read books, magazines, and articles that lift your spirits! Tweet
- Listen to music that soothes your soul! Tweet
- Surround yourself with those that let you be yourself, respect you, and believe in you! Tweet
- Stay away from people or places that stifle your existence and make you feel uncomfortable! Tweet
We hope you have enjoyed our advice for bringing positive change to your thought process for the new year!
Thank you for helping to make us better and more accommodating for YOU!!