Happy New Year everyone! First of all, I want to say thanks to everyone who supports Cuts to Dye For every year. We just keep kicking butt and every year keeps getting better and better. Katie and I are so blessed to have such awesome clients that make our job so much fun! With that said, I want to say thank you, thank you, thank you to each and every one of you!
How was your Holiday? Crazy I’m sure! (whose isnt!?) In this months newsletter lets talk about New Years Resolutions. Honestly, I don’t really get involved with resolutions. I don’t want to say I don’t believe in them, but who honestly keeps them anyways? Let’s first about some resolutions you can make without really having to “push” yourself to go crazy trying to keep that dang new year’s resolution.
The most important factor in keeping your resolutions is to make the right resolution. If you make the wrong one, you won’t keep it. You don’t want to add more to the infamous “fail” list. So why not have some resolutions that you can just work into your daily/weekly/monthly routine and not really stress about.
1. Spend more time with friends. We all know that life seems to be so much better when you are with people you love. Don’t get yourself feeling lonely, make it a priority to reach out to the ones you love to keep yourself feeling great! It can be as simple as meeting up with your girl friends/guy friends once a month.
2. Everyday, find a way to give something to somebody. It’s so easy to forget how awesome our life really is. We get busy and forget to appreciate all the small things. Make it a priority to “give” something to someone once a day. It can be a helping hand, a compliment, a much-needed $5 bill—even if it is just a tiny act of kindness. When we make giving a habit, we make gratitude and kindness central themes in our lives. In so doing, we transform our lives with joy. This year I am going to try to do a 365 day project. What that means is, I’m going to write down one thing each day that I’m thankful for or the one thing that brightened my day. Seems simple I know, but then on those days I’m feeling down, I can go back and remind myself there is a lot to be thankful for. Even the simple things.
3. Make a budget. This seems totally like a no brainer, doesn’t it? I don’t even think this needs much of an explanation. If you have a budget and stick to it as much as you can, you will know exactly when and where your money is going. I am terrible at this…….maybe this should be my one realistic goal for myself! :+) Every year I say I am going to be better at it, maybe this IS my year!
4. Declutter your life. This can be as simple as keeping your kitchen counters clean from all the junk mail or things you leave out. It’s amazing how much better you feel when there isn’t stuff laying everywhere. Take this one step at a time of keeping one room at a time clutter free and soon your house will be clutter free. Do this same thing at work, in your home, in your head, in your vehicle….you get the point. Little by little things become a lot easier to do.
5. Strive to be a better person. This one sounds a lot like what many people resolve to do, but I do think it is an important goal for everyone. There are many ways we can improve our lives. Remember to start simple and you can gain more progress from there.
How about making some beauty resolutions that are simple. Here is a short list of resolutions that can be easily implemented and kept:
- Always wash your face before you go to bed
- Exfolitate once a week
- Don’t pick at your pimples
- Throw out all makeup you haven’t used in 3 months
- Clean makeup brushes weekly
- Get more regular sleep
- Drink more water
- Take a multi-vitamin
- Smile more
- Tell yourself that you are beautiful every. single. day.
- Wear a spectacular outfit once a week
- Make wise fashion investments
- Take small risks with your fashion/makeup
- Take the extra steps to protect your hair and skin
- Try not to wash your hair daily
That is just a short list. When you take a little bit of time and be realistic about it, I think we all can do it. Pick one thing to focus on. You don’t have to be a “superstar” and have multiple things you want to change. Make sure your heart is in it, do what you need to do to stay motivated and be realistic about what you can actually do. That makes it sound so simple. But it really never is. Make 2013 the best year yet!