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Weekend Reads: New Year’s Resolutions

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It seems like everyone is obsessed about New Year’s resolutions. Fitness, beauty, fashion, business, home organizing… It seems like you can find a resolution for every area of your life! While I’m not that good with following through with my own resolutions (so I actually stopped announcing mine), it’s definitely a fun read. Saying so, I decided to dedicate this episode of the Weekend Reads to all things goal setting and planning. 

When it comes to fitness, it’s important to stay realistic and only compete against yourself that is why Grace’s post on her 2017 fitness plans is so inspiring. She is not writing about sticking to a mono-diet food plan for the rest of her life or promising to work out two hours daily, but rather talks about all the things that are doable and so good for her health. I totally support such approach!

Makeup is fun, but it can also become a routine, which means lack of creativity, repetitiveness, and overall trend to hoard rather than use makeup products. Chyaz from ReallyRee talks about beauty and makeup resolutions that all of us makeup junkies need to keep in mind so our creative hobby doesn’t turn into a boring habit.

Talking about makeup hoarding, I’m currently looking thought Temptalia’s top 100 best products of 2016 and working on my wish list. Even though I have a lot of products from the list in my collection, I’m still open-minded about purchasing new makeup. Do I have a problem? 😉

Now when you have all of these resolutions in place, you will probably need a cute new planner Teelie from The Teelie Blog got you covered! Check out this selection of adorable stationery at Anthropology too as I found some cute options that are speaking to me!

If you want something more than just a planner, how about turning your resolutions into art? Kristen from Sweet Tea and Savings Grace blog provides her version of framed New Year’s resolutions watercolor prints that seem like a fun DIY idea to work on. I wonder if these are actually more effective than typical “to do in 2017” lists?

The best kind of resolutions are achievable ones and Victoria from In The Frow makes a good point that your 2017 goals should be based on lessons you learned a year before. I can’t disagree with such philosophical approach to goal setting!

Any travel plans, guys? I know, life can really get on your way, but with these 200 tips on how to make 2017 your best travel year yet by Travelettes, planning your vacation have never been easier!

The most difficult part about anything in life is actually starting working towards your goal. It’s the end of the first week of January and if you haven’t started working on your resolutions yet, check out those tips by Lara Casey to make you started.

Perhaps, the most fascinating posts for me are those related to blogging goals and Amber from ForeverAmber made a few really good points about blogging as profession that I’ll consider for myself for 2017.

P.S.—I also couldn’t resist sharing this list of most common New Year’s resolutions as told by cats!

Cover photo via Oh Happy Day.

  • graceatwood

    So happy you liked my post, Katya! Stay warm this weekend… xo

    • Awww I can’t believe you are leaving a comment on my blog, Grace! You are my absolute favorite blogger!!! I read TheStripe every morning while drinking my coffee! Thank you for your warm wishes! Have a lovely day too! 💗

  • Diana Maria

    Thank you for all of these links, they’re wonderful! I love the Travelettes and am working on some travel plans for the new year. I wish you the best of luck with your resolutions and goals for 2017! Sending love and light your way,

    My Lovelier Days

    • Awww thank you so much sweet Diana! Wishing you to have the best travels in the upcoming year! All the best in 2017 to you and your family too!!