For many, the new year is a time for reflection. We look back on the months behind us and hope for good things in the year ahead. New Year's resolutions are a little cliche, I know, but I do think it's important to set attainable goals—goals that help us become the best version of ourselves. I'd like to conclude this holiday-themed series with a set of beauty resolutions.
1) Drink more water.
I think hydration is one of the best things we can do for our bodies. I know I'll have more energy and fewer headaches, and I *hope* I'll see an improvement in my skin—just make it a little brighter and more supple. Have any of you seen this post about the woman who took ten years off her face by drinking water? It's stuck with me, and I'm going to give it a try. I bought a Sodastream on Boxing Day, and I'm hoping that sparking water whenever I want will motivate me a little!
2) Exercise more regularly.
In addition to giving me more energy and making me healthier—I'll be honest—I'd like to trim off a few of the extra pounds I've picked up this year. (Too much takeout!) I really hate the gym, bit I've found I love being in the water. I've been swimming 15 minutes a day most days the last few weeks, which makes me feel like I'm off to a good start. Consistency is key, right?
3) Shop my stash.
My makeup collection has absolutely ballooned this year. It's been great fun, and I've picked up tons of products I love. I have this habit, though, of using the newest, most exciting products in my collection and moving on to the next new thing. This year, I'd like to spend some time rediscovering what I have. It will push my creativity, make me appreciate what I've got, and, as a bonus, be easier on my bank account and conserve space in our tiny bathroom!
I'm going to leave it there. I think, when setting goals, it's important to be realistic and begin with things that are achievable. If we set the bar too high, we're likely to get overwhelmed and give up.
What about you? Have you made any resolutions—beauty-related or otherwise? I'd love to hear about them.