Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year + New Year Resolutions

A very Happy New Year to all our readers!  It's hard to believe how fast 2010 has flown by (and how many lipsticks I've managed to purchase within one short year).

The new year always brings the old question of resolutions - make them or not?  I've never really made any, mostly because I'm quite happy to make a fresh start (usually diet wise) at any time of the year.  But this year, I think I might make at least one.

I'm not going to cut down on the amount of nail polish I buy, nor am I going to give up chocolate or cheese.  I'm not going to buy less clothes, or even buy fewer expensive good quality clothes instead of loads of cheap rubbish.

This year, I promise that I'm going to appreciate myself a bit more.  I'm going to stop judging myself on how wobbly my arse is on any given day, and I'm going to stop thinking that if I lost a little weight, my life would suddenly end up perfect.  Hell, I might even leave the house without 20 makeup products applied to my face every now and then.

It's all too easy to focus on the negatives when you love a good beauty product: so much of what we buy is geared towards hiding flaws or improving ourselves.  We should remember the positives too - so when I look in the mirror, instead of wishing I didn't have so many moles, or that my dark circles would magically disappear, I'm going to appreciate my lips, which are one part of me I'm truly happy with.

If you're not making any resolutions, maybe you'll consider a bit of self-appreciation too - what's your favourite feature about yourself?  Tell us in the comments.  Here's to a happy, healthy, beautiful 2011!

4 comments:

  1. Happy new year to you too! Good idea to appreciate ourselves more... Although I say this as I'm planning my January diet!! xx

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  2. Amen to that G. I'm going to a) find a job that allows me to develop what I'm really good at and b) to worry less about things that aren't important.

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  3. Well said, Gemma. I will join you. xx

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  4. Hi there, I think it's a fab attitude to start your year. I believe a diet and resolutions should be more a way of life than another thing to add to the ever expanding 'to do list' which adds extra stress to our already hectic schedules. Small changes, big differences. Happy New Year

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