My 2017 Resolutions

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It has been a tradition on this blog to share my new year resolutions and celebrate a new year on the blog (Fun Fact: I launched my blog on the 31st of January 2012)

For this year, I decided to keep my resolutions short and simple so here we go!

1.Set Monthly Goals

Instead of listing yearly goals, I decided for this year to set monthly goals without pressuring myself. One month I am in the mood to read books and other months I am just too busy or not really in the mood to read anything. That’s why I didn’t want to pressure myself, but rather have a few doable health, fitness, beauty, and career goals set for each month. Stay tuned because you will be seeing some pretty cool content in the coming few months related to setting monthly goals 🙂

2. Do Something Outside my Comfort Zone

Not that I am not a risk taker or a adventure seeker, but for this year I really wanted to do some things that I am usually scared of doing. I already have one plan in mind (something that I have been planning on doing for the past 3 years lol), but I will not share it until I actually do it!

3. Focus on my Well-being

For the past year, I felt I’ve neglected myself a bit and focused more on my friends and family and their well-being. This year that won’t change, but instead I want to dedicate more time for myself and my well-being.

All in all, I do believe 2016 was a wonderful year full of changes and new adjustments in my personal and my professional life. I managed awesome projects at work, discovered beautiful places in Lebanon & Europe, met some amazing people, and most importantly committed to yoga!

Hope you had an amazing holiday season and you’re off on a beautiful start for the new year!

Lara xx

My 2016 Resolutions

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This year  has gone so fast, I still remember clearly sitting on my laptop a year ago and writing my 2015 resolutions!

As I mentioned in my previous  post, I didn’t get the chance this year to fulfill all my 2015 resolutions. The truth is, I started this year a new job in the PR field which really occupied most of my free time. I couldn’t commit to working out since I was working late, and I ended up being tired most of the time. Now that I am used to my working hours, I am determined to make the most out of my 2016 resolutions, no excuses!

On the other hand, it’s important to note that many times you don’t get to achieve most of your goals for the year, but you end up experiencing amazing things that you didn’t even plan! This year has certainly held many beautiful surprises on a personal and professional level, and these things ended up making my year spectacular.

Without further ado, here you have my 2016 resolutions:

  • Stop using all electronic devices one hour before bed and read a book (I’ve already started with this step, and I can tell you it feels so good and relaxing)
  • Seriously commit to a gym
  • Record video diaries
  • Learn how to use Photoshop &  Video-maker
  • Finish at least 1 book/month
  • Try a new hairstyle
  • Experiment more in the kitchen
  • Explore hidden gems in Lebanon
  • Consistent blogging
  • Write a journal ( I know this might seem super cheesy, but sometimes it’s worth writing down some beautiful memories or experiences, and just have something interesting to read in the future)
  • Invest in a new professional camera
  • Take writing & graphic design workshops
  • Travel somewhere other than Europe
  • Learn a new language

I also found this cool Q&A post on www.laurenconrad.com, I think it is a good way to get your resolutions together in a more organized way:

A bad habit I’m going to break:
Checking my social media every 5 mins

A destination I’d like to visit:
New York – Sri Lanka

I’m going to work harder at:
Making time for workouts

I’d like to spend more time doing:
Outdoor activities

A food I want to eat more of:
Asian

I want to wear more:
Hats & Heels

Wishing you all the best for the new year!

Lara xx