Happy New Year! Let 2016 be exactly the way you are wishing it to be! I want to share a couple of things I've been doing on new year's eves and on the first days of the year for a while now that have been helping me with staying happy and successful throughout the whole year.
I already wrote those tips on my Instagram, but in case you haven't seen them I will write them here again and explain them a little more:
- Write down your wishes for the coming year on December 31st or January 1st, put them in an envelope and don't open until the last day of the year. Not only "New Year's Resolutions" (i.e. goals) the way most of you probably do it, but wishes and dreams too!
- Spend January 1st the way you would want to spend your whole year: with the people you love, doing things that make you happy!
When doing these, it is important to believe that it will work, and trust me, it will! For New Year's wishes, try to write them as if it already happened or will happen for sure. Don't write "I hope that ...." or "I wish that ....". Instead, write "I will do ...." or "We will achieve ....".
As for the January 1st, if you are unable to spend the day doing what you want, or being with the people you care about, try to keep the overall mood of the day happy and positive. If someone you love can't be with you on that day for any reason, at least call them or text them! Still, try to keep yourself feeling good, whatever it takes! Watch a movie, listen to music, go outside, buy something, read a book, go to the gym, meet a friend, have a nice meal, do anything that will make you feel good about life and about yourself.
To be honest, I have been writing down my New Year's wishes since I was very little. Then I kind of stopped for a while during my high school years, and started again about 3 years ago. Every time I did it, I opened my envelope with wishes on the very last day of the year, and checked to see if they came true or not. Usually I had at least 10 wishes, and it was never more than 2 that did not come true. The only two reasons they didn't were because I either stopped wishing for them during the year, or because they needed a little more time than one year to happen.
This is probably my first actual "inspirational" blog post, instead of my usual posts with fashion inspirations. So a little bit about my outfit: I got this Elsa dress last year for Halloween. I ordered it online, and it wasn't long enough and looked weird, so I ended up wearing it only for a picture and photoshopping it to make it look longer (I deleted it from my Instagram, but you can see this old funny and unprofessional looking Elsa photo and a make-up tutorial video from Halloween 2014 if you want). This year I thought, since the dress is already not long enough, why not make it shorter and wear it for New Year's Eve? Sequins, blue, and "snow queen" go really well with New Year, don't they? I always felt like a perfect outfit for NYE has to be shiny and sparkly!
Be like Elsa, let it go.
1 - Let go of everything (and everyone!) negative that
has been keeping you stressed and unhappy. Turn
away and slam the door!
2 - Let your true self out - don't care what they're
going to say and don't hold it back anymore!