2017 is here and with each New Year year the pressure of becoming the greatest version of you weighs down on us all. Resolutions are not my thing. I’m just not into self inflicted pressure just because the date changes overnight. If you’re full steam ahead on your resolutions, great! I am happy for you. It’s just not for me.
I see the change of a year as a time to declutter my mind, home, and soul. A time to plant seeds of new thoughts and inspiration. Nothing in life that is truly wonderful happens overnight.
Here are a few things I plan on working on in the New Year. Blooming gracefully…
Taking care of my mind and body
2016 flew by like a tornado ripping through a small town. Before I could blink each day was ending before I could eat a healthy meal or take a sip of water. So far I have started each day with a glass of lemon water and ended each night with at least 10 mins of gentle yoga.
Simplifying my surroundings
Any form of clutter has always had a negative affect on my productivity. This year I have started Spring Cleaning early. I have purged my closet and workspace of things that no longer speak to me making room for the things I love & space in my mind to create!
Create a vision board
My vision board is a blend of an actual board that I can hang inspiration on and my good ol Pinterest account. This past week I actually took time to look through the things I’ve been pinning and read the articles associated with the image. It’s always fun to delete the Pins that you actually accomplished too!
Like I said earlier, change doesn’t happen overnight however the decision to be self aware and in the moment can. I choose to live each day for that day and enjoy the simple things in life. Doesn’t that sound way better than stressing over what I should have done by the end of 2017?
Happy New Year!
2013 is finally here so let’s start it off on the right foot! The year ending is always a feeling of shaking off the old and embracing the new. Don’t give yourself a chance to slip back in to old habits. Shake it off and run!
The alarm goes off. Jump out of bed like your ass is on fire! Don’t even think about “snoozing”. I know it sounds dreadful but I guarantee when you slip into that nice warm shower you’re going to feel awesome!
Some of my favorite morning rituals:
- Washing my face with Blissoma Free Makeup Remover and Cleansing gel
- COFFEE preferably from the Washington Ave Post ❤ the almond mocha latte!
- A few quick yoga poses to work out the bedtime kinks. *Any type of back bend will energize and wake your body up.
You’ve worked hard and probably let yourself go in the process. Give yourself a break and go to the salon. Get the works! You will leave with a new confidence and drive to be the best version of “You”
Book these services for a brand new you:
- Dimensional color and clear glaze
- Deep conditioning treatment
- Brow wax/ shaping
- main/ pedi
**If your in St. Louis you can book these services with me! Book online here: https://www.styleseat.com/kristenlinares
Stock up on anything that will keep you feeling upbeat and good about yourself. Trust me, once you spend the money and realize what a difference it makes on your mindset you will make it work for your budget year round. Now I’m not saying go out and buy a brand new Mercedes. All I’m saying is if the shampoo your stylist uses on you makes you feel like Kate Middleton splurge a little and forget the V05 that makes your hair resemble hay.
Some of my must haves:
- cute planner to plan your new year goals
- Hair and Makeup products designed for your hair and skin type. (recommended by your beauty professional) **I love Original Mineral & Davines haircare!
- A good razor and shaving cream or esthetician!
- Healthy foods that give you energy not cheaper processed foods that bring you down.
- Fresh air!! It’s free and mind-blowing!
- Quiet time with a soy candle burning
There’s nothing sexier than an organized/ financially stable human being! This year I kicked off with a solid budget and savings plan using www.mint.com This is an amazing tool for anyone! It notifies you when you are over budget, when your bills are due, and how much debt to cash you actually have. AMAZING.
Of course with each new year we hope for good health. This year I started with the health of my skin. I promise to wash my face morning and night and ALWAYS remove my makeup before bed. With my new Clarisonic Mia www.Nordstrom.com this should be no problem and for nights when I am exhausted I vow to use makeup remover wipes!
If you invest in the Mia like I did you MUST clean it after every use and replace the brush every 3 months. This tool will grow bacteria if you are not mindful. I have been soaking my brush head in alcohol+water and blow drying it.
Good luck everyone! Have a wonderful New Year!