Saturday, 18 January 2014

New Year, New You!

Its that time of year again, when we set ourselves new years resolutions that we hope we will stick to for the rest of the year. Some of you out there may have already given up on your new wishes and plans, but I want to be the one to encourage you and spur you on to be the best that you can be! Small changes can have a big impact on your life and even if you don't have anyone else supporting you, know that you have the power to make each and every day, week, month and year ­ amazing!

You don't necessarily need a new year to make a new dream or goal, you just need the determination and willpower to set out on your mission. Even when times are hard and you're telling yourself to give up... DON'T!!! Know that you can achieve anything you want to, you just have to work hard and keep on pushing. Some of the most successful people on the planet have gone through bad times and struggles, but what made them powerful was that they never gave up ­ and neither should you.

In today's post I am going to give you five ideas that you can incorporate into your New Year, New You outlook.

1. You're unique ­ so embrace that

You are yourself, so don't ever try and be like somebody else. I know with today's technology it can be hard, as one minute we see one of our friends fab Instagram hauls and the next we see celebrities on different vacations and we wish ‘why can't I be them?’. But just know in reality, none of that matters. You are you for a reason! Start every morning with a positive acknowledgement to yourself and know that you are here for a purpose and that each day you should strive for greatness in whatever you do. Remember ladies, don't try and fit into this world, make the world fit around you!

2. Be a risk taker

Nothing feels worse than being stuck in a rut, be that relationship wise, career wise or even beauty and fashion wise. Todays a new day and its time for you to stop letting things hold you back. You have the chance and choice to drop it and move on. Start learning to experiment and enjoy life. Don't be afraid to make crazy decisions or try new styles, as you only have one life and as they say, if you live it right ­ once is enough. If you work in an environment that makes you unhappy, find a new place to share your brains and talent. If you have had the same hairstyle for over 10 years, change that and go for the chop. These small steps can bring you bags full of new confidence and they can also help build a new you!

3. Look for the good in every situation

This year, don't look for the negatives or what could go wrong, channel your mind to think of all of the good things that could go right. Negative thoughts breed negative energy and nobody needs that in their life. For you to go onto bigger and better things, you need to start looking for the good in every situation, whether it be big or small. When you let go of hate, you realise how great life can truly be! Be that bright shiny ball of joy that you were born to be.

4. Leave your problems, failures and heartache ­ in your past

You can never move on, if you keep going over all of the horrible or terrible things that have happened to you. For you to be the best, you must firstly believe it and secondly have no ties holding you down. If you keep replaying hurtful or sad times in your head, you will eventually believe that's all you're worthy of, when in fact it's not. If you are too busy focusing on your problems, you won't see all of the opportunities standing in front of you. Take a moment and let go of anything that is hurting you or stopping you from being the best!

5. Make time for yourself

I couldn't end this post without mentioning a little bit of beauty. So girls, each week take one day out for you. Even if you can't devote a lot of time to yourself (which let me tell you, you should) but even if it's an hour or two, it will make a huge difference. If your energy is constantly shining bright for others, sometimes you need to sit back and work on your inner and outer glow. If you need to go to bed for an extra couple of hours to rejuvenate your body, do it. If you want to pamper yourself with a face mask, do it. Use your free time to spoil yourself.

Lastly, I hope each and every one of you has a great 2014 and that you all achieve your goals. Make this year the best that it can be. Why not do something different - ­ go out and meet new people, take on fresh challenges or simply just appreciate the wonderful world we live in. Each day you should try and step outside of your comfort zone and tackle all of the things that scare you. And remember, nobody else is going to make your dreams come true, besides you. ­ So go out there and accomplish them!

If you feel this post can help someone you know, share it! Sometimes the small things we do can help brighten someone 
else's day!

In the words of Rihanna, shine bright like a diamond!

Big hugs to you all!
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