Here we are on the cusp of a new year and I still just can’t believe it! How did we just pass Christmas? Where did the whole year go?!
Time has truly flown by and a New Year is ready to begin.
I have been thinking a lot lately about how I’d like to make the New Year different & better than the previous. One idea stands out most for this coming year & it is to make it as lovely as possible.
I am sure you’d like to a lovely New Year as well, am I right?!
Here’s a list for how to have a lovely new year.
Starting from the beginning may be the best way for you to go but you can do any of them in the order that you’d like.
List your goals
This is THE best first step you can take towards having a lovelier year!
Let’s make this next year intentional.
We’ll write down our goals & the dreams we want to fulfill this year for ourselves and then make them happen! Let’s stop letting life just happen to us and instead show life just how lovely we can make it.
Plan plan plan
If this New Year is going to be lovely we have to make it happen. That includes accomplishing our goals, which we make happen by planning.
My favorite way of doing this is by pulling out my pretty little planner and then create actionable steps that lead up to each big goal.
Dress the way that makes you feel your best
Did you know that they way you dress affects much more than your appearance? How you present yourself impacts the way you feel about yourself & also affects how productive you’ll be as well.
I “dress-up” everyday not to impress but to put my best foot forward. By doing this one simple act, my confidence level is up and I am that much happier! This combination together makes me feel like I can do just about anything!
Make your space your haven
Do this regardless of the theme for your living room. Whether you desire a girly haven, comfy space , family friendly, chic working space.. Make your home or where ever it is that you spend most of your time, a place that you LOVE!
This is why one of my main focuses here on the blog is on decor because I pay attention to the details of my surroundings. It inspires me and it motivates me and I encourage you to do the same!
I would aim to style both spaces, your home & your workspace.
If you can only work on just one, make it the place where you spend most of your time. For me that’s my home because I am here chasing my little ones around allllllll day long.
Give it a try and see how much lovelier your new year can be because of this little change!
I tend to get so caught up in all the things I have to do and all the things that I am so excited about that at times it all becomes a bit too much. Can you relate to this?
To have a New Year that will be lovely slowing down is going to be the way to go. Take each thing one step at a time. Whether you’re working on something that makes you so incredibly excited or doing something you’d rather not be doing. The key is to learn to enjoy the process of it all.
I really do think we miss so many lovely things throughout our days because we’re so busy trying to get to that next step or goal.
By slowing down you’ll be able to capture those lovely moments that are already happening and still work towards having many more.
Say thank you
This happens to be one of the things I’ll be working on myself for a lovelier coming year and I’ll tell you exactly why. I say thank you just as often as I can but when I say to take this as a step towards a lovelier year, I’m telling you to think on a grander scale.
How much more wonderful do you think your year could be, or your life even, if you could be completely present? If you could also, in every moment, be aware of all that you have to be thankful for?
If we could focus more on what is going on in this moment, we could see how lucky we are to have what we have. Most importantly we also see how lucky we are for the people we share our time with. That’s what I mean by saying thank you.
By doing this you are bound to feel happier and have that lovely new year that you so desire.
It feels so wonderful to receive love and compliments, especially but doesn’t it feel oh so wonderful to give them? Or be the first to give them?
“What is done in love, is done well.”
That quote is one of my most favorites and every day I think about how true it is. When I am feeling loved & giving love I am happy and that then affects every thing else I do.
When you’re around other people that don’t seem to be in such a good mood do you find yourself wanting to avoid them because their mood puts a damper on yours?
My hand is raised because I know that feeling! At times like these have you seen how quickly things can turn around by just showing them a little love? It can happen! And then they’re happier & you’re happy too. The day is saved and you’re still working towards having the most lovely year ever!
Don’t get me wrong, every day won’t be smooth sailing.
That’s just life.
All you can do is do your best to make your day lovely and hey if it doesn’t pan out go to bed and wake up tomorrow and try again.