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Sunday, 4 January 2015

6 Ways To Start Your Year

So you've probably heard and read one to many "new year, new me" status' and posts over the last week or so, I will promise you now that this isn't another one of them!
I always find January so motivating in making changes and starting a fresh, whether it's a small change or something big in your life, it's great to turn over a new leaf as cheesy as it is and focus on the fun year ahead!
So I've come up with a list of things for you guys to maybe try out to get your new year off to a great start!

1. Have a Hair Over
Been umming and arring over a certain celeb style for months now? Go for it!
 Want to go for the chop, or try a fringe out? Maybe you're thinking of turning those blonde locks brown? Even if it's a new snazzy shampoo and conditioner to treat yourself with, give it a go! A new do can make you feel a million dollars!

2. Embrace A New Hobby
Starting a new hobby is a great way to opening up yourself to different experiences in 2015! Whether it's joining an exercise class, starting up your own blog or maybe even a cheeky bit of baking! Set aside time each week for it and see your skills progress... you never know you could be on The Great British Bake Off before you know it! 

3. An Aim a Day
Giving yourself to just one aim a day to complete can really make you feel accomplished no matter how small it is! I love doing this daily .... here's some ideas
  • Walk for at least 30 minutes
  • Drink at least 1 litre of water
  • Text or call that friend/family member you've been meaning to catch up with
  • Make a dinner from scratch
  • Unsubscribe to the e-mails you delete automatically that day (if you do this everyday, one day you'll finally free of that total crap you don't give a sh*t about!)
  • Read 1 chapter of that book of yours
  • No internet after 8pm
  • Eat 5/5 fruit and vegetables
  • Write 2 blog posts

4. Make Yourself An Awesome Happy Playlist
Music can have a huge affect on your emotions, there are some songs out there that make me so happy that I can listen to them on repeat over and over and I will never get bored and I BET you have songs like this too!
 So.... get those favourite songs in a playlist and listening to it whenever you can! When your getting ready in the morning, when your driving, when your running, when you're feeling down - and it will instantly get you in a funky fresh mood! Add and remove songs whenever you want and always keep it on shuffle so it's not predictable!
Here's a few of my playlist picks...

Original Wicked Soundtrack - Defying Gravity
Ariana Grande - Piano
Iggy Azalea - Work
Backstreet Boys - The Call
Little Mix - Move
Taylor Swift - Fearless
Les Miserables Cast - One Day More
Taylor Swift - Blank Space
Queen - Somebody To Love
Original Wicked Soundtrack - One Short Day
Charlotte Church - Crazy Chick
Hairspray Cast - You Can't Stop The Beat
Kacey Musgraves - Follow Your Arrow
Josh Strickland - Report To The Floor
Wilson Phillips - Hold On
*NSYNC - Bye Bye Bye
Pink - Just Like A Pill 
NERD - She Wants To Move

5.  New Year, New Scent
There's nothing nicer than buying yourself a new perfume! Get yourself in the right frame of mind with a gorgeous new perfume so that every morning when you put it on you have a feeling of positiveness - is that even a word?! 
I recently bought Katy Perry's Royal Revolution in the boxing day sales and I LOVE it! I've worn it everyday since buying it! 
(Don't like perfumes or already have one you love? Why not invest in a new candle to burn at home!)
6. Have A Brutal Clearout
I did this on New Years Eve and it made me feel so so much better about myself and the surroundings I live in!
 Messy home, messy mind - that is how I work. If my flat is messy it makes my brain scatty and I just can't think straight! On NYE I went on a full-on mission to get rid of all the products and unnecessary crap that I have accumulated over the last year or so!
 I boxed and bagged most of it up and gave half to my lovely mummy and the other half to some of my lovely friends! It felt so good to get it out of the way knowing that it was going to be used and enjoyed by my nearest and dearest instead of sitting in a box waiting to one day maybe be used or to be chucked away!

So there's a few ideas of how to get your new year off to a great start! Let me know if you give any of them a go :)
Happy New Year guys and once again thank you so much for reading and supporting A Yellow Brick Blog - hopefully 2015 will be the best year yet! 
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74 comments

  1. Such great ideas! I'm such a hoarder but REALLY need to get throwing things out so I can feel less cluttered! I'm off to go and make a happy playlist right now - thanks for the idea!

    Steph xx
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  2. Love The aim a day idea! Xxx

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  3. Really like the aim a day idea, I used to write to-do lists and only stuck to them for a few days max so having just one goal a day sounds a lot more manageable! I'm definitely going to be getting a new hair style soon as well, fab post lovely! :) x

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  4. Great little list. I love the aim a day - makes it a little more manageable - and I definitely need to unsubscribe to some emails!!

    Rach / illustrated-teacup.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Love this - i think i will give myself an aim a day, really like that idea x

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  6. Love this, I've definitely been trying a few of these before I go back to work. I think hairover is next on the list!! x

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  7. Great tips. I always have a good tidy on Nye.
    Jen
    www.tartanbrunette.co.uk

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  8. These are some great tips! Also way better than the usual 'new year, new me' posts which drive me insane! Happy New Year x

    www.ellenwarnerxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Amazing list and I have to try these out especially the hair makeover as I want to try something new.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  10. Wow I love this list so so much!! I'm definitely gonna save these ideas and implement them this year :D
    Sass x

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  11. I think one small aim a day is a fantastic goal.

    Lizzie Dripping

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  12. Wow! I absolutely love all your ideas - especially the aim a day one! I mnight just do that myself. x x

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  13. Awesome post! Such doable ideas for the new year! I'm definitely going to be trying them out. xo

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  14. Love this post!!!!
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  15. Is it sad that all of the above scare me? Although I do seriously need a clear out.

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  16. Great post! I can definitely do at least a few of these. Some I've already done!
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  17. I love these! I've been thinking of dying my hair for aaages but I'm too scared that I won't like it :( Rebeka x

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  18. I love those aims a day, I will definitely be doing them! Xxx

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  19. Aim a Day is such a great idea! It's so easy to get lost and overwhelmed with our big resolutions, when small and consistent is the way to go!

    -Lindsay from Dearest Darling

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  20. An aim a day sounds great, doing one thing a day is better than nothing.
    Liz
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  21. I really need to read more and shut off my laptop early on an evening (she says, writing this at half 10!)

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  22. Love these!! I have so many happy playlists. Spotify is the best for finding amazing playlists xx

    Abi | abistreetx.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. im going to dye my hair darker, time for a change :)
    Love Vicki <3 victoriajanex.co.uk

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  24. I am going home tonight and making a happy play list!! This is a fab post babe :) Getting my hair done next week and hopefully going blonder!!!

    Happy New Year!

    Zoe Newlove | Beauty Blogger & MUA

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  25. I've really been considering having a new hairdo but I'm terrified. I was going to get chestnut highlights but as I've never dyed it before I'm scared it will look really unnatural. Instead I'm going to put lemons all over my hair and lie in the sun on holiday! :D

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  26. I want a new hairdo but i just dont know what & i need a massive clear out! x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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  27. i love this! really need a new wardrobe. new year new wardrobe right?

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  28. These are so fab. I am aiming to do something each day, writing it all down in my diary so I can reflect at the end how good this year has been.
    xxx
    Lyndsey
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  29. Loved reading this! Has some excellent ways to mix things up a bit; things that I never even considered.

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