Sunday, 3 January 2016

Hello 2016 - New Years Resolutions!

Well hello to you my reader chums and a happy New Year to you all! I cannot believe 2016 has emerged, a fresh year ready for new goals, opportunities and memories to create. With this year beginning, I wanted to use this post to reflect on 2015 and share with you my plans or resolutions I'd like to achieve in the next 12 months. I hope for all my readers, this year brings endless amounts of happiness, adventures and cherishable moments.

I saw in the New Year with three of my best friends Danielle, Chloe and Molly dancing the night away! I had a truly incredible time and couldn't think of a better way to have spent it. Over the past 12 months, our bond has grown even closer and I couldn't be happier to have friends who not only support/understand me but never fail to make me laugh, bringing heaps of joy into my life.


They are crazy girlies but I love them:


2015 for me was an absolute whirlwind of year, packed with countless memories, special moments and personal accomplishments. From heading on my first girls holiday to Crete, experiencing many London days out including watching the Jersey Boys, meeting some of my favourite Youtubers as well as new people, going to LouiseLive, beach days, parties, karaoke nights out, my first blogger event and numerous loving moments with my close friends and family, there's a crazy amount of days I've truly adored. In terms of personal accomplishments, this year has been the one where I've learnt to love myself more, grew massively in confidence, come to terms with how to deal with my anxiety and been happier overall than I have in a very long time. All of these were helped by the adoring best friends I have boosting me up and supporting me in every way they can. With everything that I feel fulfilled in, I want to make 2016 my year, conquering all I can and grasping every opportunity.


I want to set myself a couple of resolutions on my blog in order for me to read back on them throughout the year. 

  1. Say yes to new ideas - With my growth in confidence  and pushing myself out my comfort zone a little big more, I want to try say yes to new things, continuing that improvement. This could be anything from travelling on my own to a different destination, going on more nights out, talking to new people or any idea people throw at me. I want to be able to stop my anxiety from shying me away from things and try to enjoy every experience.
  2. Overcoming anxiety - I set this as a resolution last year and I probably will year after year as it's a gradual thing which takes time to improve/overcome. Over the past 12 months, my anxiety has been completely up and down where I've experienced incredibly hard moments and breakthrough points, doing things I never thought I would. I want to continue with that positivity and focus on what I have achieved rather than the times I couldn't face the day nor enjoy days out. It's kind of hard to put into words what anxiety is like, but here's a post I did if you would like to know more. This year therefore, I want to take more opportunities on board and to fully enjoy them without letting anxiety affect me. Obviously this is going to be easier said than done, however I think if I try and continue with that hope and faith in myself, slowly I'll get there.
  3. Be happy -  Despite growing immensely in happiness the past year, there's been times especially due to my anxiety that I've gotten really down and been hard on myself. I want to therefore focus more on bringing myself up, looking at the positives in my life when I'm feeling this way. 
  4. Moisturise more - As a beauty lover, I can assure you I'm one to truly take care of my facial skincare, however when it comes to looking after every other bit of skin I have, the same can't be said. I want to set myself the goal of taking the time after my shower to moisturise my body, ensuring it receives the most care my facial skin regime does. With all the lotions I received at Christmas too, there's no excuse really!
  5. Getting healthier - Yes the classic new year, new me goal. I've decided to choose this as one of my resolutions because looking over the past year, working a 9-5 job and hardly doing any exercise had the worst effect on me, where I was tired all the time. Therefore, I want to create a new healthy regime with more wholesome, filling meals and actually exercising, either joining the gym or working out at home. 
  6. Writing a book - I set this resolution last year and somehow throughout the 365 days I didn't get the chance to sit down and write it. My best friend Chloe got me this writing ideas book for my birthday and I've jotted some things down, filling out the exercises given to get the creativity flowing, yet still not writing a word. This means, I'd like to put the time in this year to sit down and write, write, write to see if I could actually do it, there's no harm in trying!
  7. Continuing my blog - There's nothing I enjoy more than sitting at my laptop and typing up a post on my blog. It's nearly been 3 whole years since I've created this little beauty and throughout that whole course it's brought me so much happiness, I love the blogger community its surrounded by and how lovely/supportive everyone is, through comments on here or Twitter. It's such a heart-warming group to be apart of and I couldn't thank my readers enough for continuing to always make me smile. Which means, I hope through the next 12 months, I post more and more frequently on here, sharing everything I love. I also would like to grow my audience on this blog, diving into the beauty community and becoming friends with even more bloggers!
I hope you enjoyed this reflective post. What are your resolutions?

Thank you for reading <3


4 comments:

  1. I love this!! It's always good to set your self goals especially on New Years! I hope you do write the book, I'd be a definite reader! ������

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    1. Thank you so much, it is indeed! This comment really made my day ❤️

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  2. Love your new years eve pics -looks like you had a blast! Writing a book is an amazing goal, hope it goes well for you :)

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