Disney Shopping

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! 
Like this post? Follow A Yellow Brick Blog on  Bloglovin so you never miss a thing!
Follow on Bloglovin
To see videos check out A Yellow Brick Vlog on YouTube


  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
    Lay It Bare

  2. Love The aim a day idea! Xxx


  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

  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

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


  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


  7. Great tips. I always have a good tidy on Nye.

  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


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

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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


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

    Lizzie Dripping

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


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


  14. Love this post!!!!

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

    The Crown Wings

  16. Great post! I can definitely do at least a few of these. Some I've already done!

  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

    Rebeka Taylor

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

  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

  20. An aim a day sounds great, doing one thing a day is better than nothing.
    I have a giveaway on my blog feat a smashbox lipgloss set. http://hope.ly/1rT4N7k

  21. I really need to read more and shut off my laptop early on an evening (she says, writing this at half 10!)


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

    Abi | abistreetx.blogspot.co.uk

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

  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

  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

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

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


  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.

  29. Loved reading this! Has some excellent ways to mix things up a bit; things that I never even considered.

  30. Just listen to that crescendo at the end of “Crying.” Never has a song about romantic despair sounded Timberland Outlet online quite so triumphant in its heartbreak. But in person, Orbison was weak-chinned and scrawny (and, later, weak-chinned and doughy), with an indoor-kid pallor. There were persistent, false rumors that he was albino, or that he wore dark glasses because he was blind. Timberland Sale Growing up, he was self-conscious about his hair, which was so pale it appeared white.

  31. Such A Great Guestbook Site Your Guestbook Site Is So Useful And So Interesting Am So Impress To See Your Guestbook Site Thank You So Much To Sharing To Us. please visit our wonderful website Packers And Movers Bangalore for Best Packing shifting solutions...
    Packers And Movers Hyderabad

  32. Lovely Website, Maintain the fantastic work. Thank you so much!
    Please visit our official website for necessary information we provided-
    Packers And Movers Bangalore

  33. Your website content is fabulous and awesome but I would like to say your website also good. Thanks for sharing... Keep it up..
    The above recommendations can be gathered in subtle elements from #packers #movers #Chennai You can use to examine our site for the points of interest or subtle elements to be checked before contacting Movers and Packers Chennai.
    Packers And Movers Chennai

  34. We Provide Best Packers And Movers Delhi List for Get Free Best Quotes, Compare Charges, Save Money And Time, Household
    Shifting Services @ Packers-and-Movers-Delhi.in @ Packers and Movers Noida


  35. Thanks on your marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you’re a great author.Please visit here:
    Packers And Movers Ahmedabad

  36. An excellent information provided thanks for all the information i must say great efforts made by you.
    thanks a lot for all the information you provided.
    please visit our official website for further details-
    Packers And Movers Jaipur

  37. Packers and Movers Kolkata, Local Shifting Relocation and Top Movers And Packers Kolkata.Best and Cheap Household Charges @ KolkataPackersMovers.in
    For More Details Visit are Official Websites..
    Packers and Movers Kolkata

  38. Thanks for sharing useful information for us.I really enjoyed reading your blog, you have lots of great content.Please visit here:
    Packers Movers Bangalore
    Packers And Movers Bangalore

  39. MoversPackersOnline.Com provides you best relocation assistance from professional staffs who are specialists for doing packing, unpacking of your home articles.
    Packers and Movers
    Packers and Movers in Bangalore
    Packers and Movers in Hyderabad
    Packers and Movers in Delhi
    Packers and Movers in Chennai

  40. شركة نقل اثاث بالمدينة المنورة
    نقل الاثاث مع الفك والتركيب والتغليف تركيب غرف النوم والستائر والمطابخ
    شراء الاثاث المستعمل بالمدينة المنورة شراء غرف النوم والمكيفات والكنب والسجاد والبطرمة والمطابخ بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة شراء الاثاث المستعمل بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة شراء الاثاث المستعمل بالمدينة المنورة

    شراء الاثاث المستعمل بالمدينة المنورة

    شراء الاثاث المستعمل بالمدينة المنورة

    شراء الاثاث المستعمل بالمدينة المنورة

    شراء الاثاث المستعمل بالمدينة المنورة

    شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة    


    شركة نقل الاثاث بالمدينة المنورة

    شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة


    شركة تركيب غرف نوم بالمدينة المنورة

    ارقام محلات شراء الاثاث المستعمل بالمدينة المنورة

    شركة شراء اثاث مستعمل بالمدينة المنورة

    شركة شراء اثاث مستعمل بالمدينة المنورة

    شراء الاثاث المستعمل بالمدينة المنورة


    شراء الاثاث المستعمل بتبوك

    شراء الاثاث المستعمل بالدمام

    شراء الاثاث المستعمل بالدمام

    شراء الاثاث المستعمل بتبوك

    شركة شراء اثاث مستعمل بالمدينة المنورة

    شركة شراء الاثاث المستعمل بالمدينة المنورة

    شركة تركيب غرف نوم بالمدينة المنورة


  41. Text Loans UK @ http://www.777loans.co.uk/Fetching economic remedy to deal away with the crisis in life-
    When your several attempts to ward off the economic chaos with limited salary has floundered and additional funds are needed, Text Loans can be acquired from the lender. This deal being available with an ease, you will be withdrawing the generous amount in a short time of flaunting the application form to the lender with some of your legit details mentioned in. This short procedure will not be taking a long time and you will be freed from all kinds of unnecessary formal rituals as well. Just make a quick visit online and borrow the finances that will suit your requirements and desires perfectly and you will have an easy time to reimburse the finances back on time.
    Get more info:

  42. I must say you had done a tremendous job,I appreciate all your efforts.Thanks alot for your writings......Waiting for a new 1
    Packers And Movers Bangalore

  43. An excellent information provided thanks for all the information i must say great efforts made by you. thanks a lot for all the information you provided.
    Packers And Movers Pune

  44. Moving incorporates risks and these perils are higher the all the additionally dealing with it incorporates. In like manner the damages are higher the more critical your advantages. In this way, insurance is no longer a choice yet a need as to moving.
    Packers and Movers in Delhi
    Packers and Movers Delhi
    Movers and packers in Delhi
    Movers and packers Delhi

  45. I agree with you. This post is truly inspiring. I like your post and everything you share with us is current and very informative, I want to bookmark the page so I can return here from you that you have done a fantastic job.
    Packers And Movers Gurgaon
    Packers And Movers In Gurgaon charges

  46. An excellent information provided thanks for all the information i must say great efforts made by you.
    thanks a lot for all the information you provided.
    please visit our official website for further details-
    Packers And Movers Bangalore to hyderabad

  47. This is very nice one and gives indepth information. thanks for this nice article.
    employment news
    latest employment news

  48. DealKare Packers and Movers is one of the leading moving company in Mumbai. Our team offers reliable and convenient shifting solution across the globe. We have professional expert packing team, they shift all the household consignment properly without any issue. The packing team provides hassle free relocation across the country in reasonable rate.

    Bike Transportation in Mumbai


Thank you so so much for coming over and checking out my blog! Feel free to leave a comment or question - or for an instant answer tweet me @alohakirstie and I'll be sure to get back to you asap :)

© Aloha Kirstie | All rights reserved.
Blogger Template Developed by pipdig