20 Reminders for the New Year

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A few things to keep in mind that became quite prevalent this past year…

1. Nothing is permanent. You will learn this again and again and again. Impermanence is forever and it makes life exciting. Embrace change and enjoy the journey.

2. Lazy days are just as important as productive days. Don’t be afraid to take a day for yourself every once in a while, because contrary to popular belief, “lazy days” are far from unproductive. Alone time is not only important to refuel, but also to reflect.

3. With the right people by your side, you can survive anything. “Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.”

4. Success is, and will always be, subjective. Success means achieving the goals and objectives according to YOUR plan.

5. Speak your opinion, but don’t force it upon others. 

6. Life literally never goes as planned, so don’t waste your time fretting about the future. Life is never going to work out how you planned and the sooner you accept that, the sooner you will start greeting the unexpected with open arms. Let the unknown, the unplanned and the possibility of change excite you. Let the future take you to places you never knew.

7. Keep your mind open to different cultures. Learn from other people and leave your assumptions behind. Don’t assume that your way is the only way or that you know everything.

8. If she mentions it more than once, it’s bothering her.

9. When it feels scary to jump, that’s exactly when you jump. Otherwise you end up staying the same place your whole life, and there’s nothing more scary than that.

10. Do not compromise who you are to impress someone else. Your trials, experiences and life altogether have sculpted you into the most lovely version of you possible. If a person doesn’t like the way you live, from your looks to your life choices, who cares? You were not put on this earth to impress them, or anyone for that matter.

11. Don’t let your losses keep you back from new gains.

12. Fall in love with someone who never lets you fall asleep thinking you’re unwanted. Someone who will never leave you behind and who will never take you for granted. Someone who will stand by you when you’re right and stand by you when you’re wrong.

13. Sometimes you miss the memories, not the person. People change, memories don’t.

14. The greatest prison that people live in is the fear of what other people think. Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality. The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday. Caring too much about what people may say or think if you do something can keep you in the same old rut, unable to move forward and to live the life you truly want to live.

15. Pizza is always a good idea.

16. Don’t glamorize sadness. Sadness is not beautiful. Happiness is the most beautiful thing about a person.

17. Time is not a measure of quality; of infatuation, or of love. You can be in a relationship for two years and feel nothing; you can be in a relationship for 2 months and feel everything.

18. Sometimes all you need is some time in a beautiful place to clear your head.

19. Always be a little kinder than necessary. Kindness is contagious. You don’t know what someone else is going through and it’s not hard to make someone’s day a little special.

20. It will all be okay at the end of the day. Life has a funny way of working out.

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  • missgetaway

    Oh what a wonderful post! Thank you so much for sharing these insights and a really awesome start into the new year to you :)

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com/

    • Thank you Kerstin! I’m so happy you liked it :)

  • Ellie Adams

    Love this post hun, such a beautiful, inspiring but really real post too. So true!

    Elle
    http://www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

    • So sweet of you to say Ellie, thank you!

  • Every single point is perfect. I definitely think I could learn a few things from these!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

    • Thanks so much Jodie! So happy you liked it!

  • I loved this post! They are all SO true! Have a wonderful NYE! Xx

    OliviaCheryl.com

    • Thank you so much Olivia. Have a lovely NYE too!

  • I have really enjoyed reading this. Numbers 12 & 17 really resonate with me at the moment. And number 6 – I prefer to enjoy the now as much as possible, and that tends to make for a better future anyway.

    Inma x
    sunshineandglow.blogspot.com

    • I’m so glad I could relate to you, Inma.They’re all so important to live by!

  • Laura Mareno

    Really good post! These are so important to keep in mind for 2016! I love your blog! kisses:D

    http://laurasavenue.blogspot.com.es/

    • Aw thank you Laura! So lovely of you to say.

  • Really good!! I love number 6 and 18 :)

    • Thanks so much Darina! :)

  • Great post!! Can’t wait to start the new year!

    Cheers!
    Wanny || brightly-chaotic.blogspot.com.sg

    • Thanks Wanny! I can’t wait for a fresh start too!

  • Great post!!! So many things that ring true and great advice. Lazy days are necessary sometimes. :)

    • Thank you! So happy you liked it. I would go crazy without a few lazy days!

  • Loved reading this post!!

    Kisses from http://poshnessary.com

    • That makes me so happy to hear, thank you!

  • jodie.keith

    Amazing post! Great advice

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

    • Thank you so much Jodie! :)

  • Love it! Great advice!

    • Thanks Carmen! So glad you liked it!

  • Some amazing things to keep in mind.. thanks for sharing! xx

    Ciara Rose | http://www.ciara-rose.com

    • Thanks for reading Ciara! Have a lovely NYE!

  • so many of this really struck me–perfect sentiments for this past year for me, and great advice for the next one!

    • I’m so happy I could resonate with you! Thanks so much Elle!

  • Liza Tait-Bailey

    I love these! I think I’m going to stick them on my wall as a reminder of all the things that are important this year :) xxx

    • That’s an amazing idea (and so sweet of you)! Thank you Liza!

  • Edna

    What an amazing post, love your writing style! Reading this post was so inspirational, thanks for sharing these words. I’m going to follow your blog!

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    • Thank you so much Edna. That was so lovely of you to say!

  • chicly accounted

    So many of these resonated with me and several will follow me through 2016 as well.
    Beautifully written post. Thank you!

    • Thank you! That was so sweet of you to say. I’m so happy that it resonated with you!

  • Great thoughts that will keep me inspired. Great post! -Maireem

    My Fair Autumn | Instagram

  • Ellen

    I love all of these. I’m definitely going to keep them when I make my resolutions. A really lovely, inspiring post.

    https://eclecticellen.wordpress.com/

  • Yees! These are wonderful mantras to have for the new year!

    Tegan xx – Permanent Procrastination

  • Some reminders I could use right now, thanks for the inspiration.. I love articles like this:-)

  • rae

    Really awesome list and really great inspiration! I have to say that I totally agree with this list. Especially number 13 – although I would say that sometimes the people do not change either and that is the problem!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  • Anna Panza | PanzaAvenue.com

    This is a wonderful post! Kindness is Contagious!!

  • Caitlin

    What a wonderful post! Especially love #3 “With the right people by your side, you can survive anything”- it’s definitely going to be my new motto for 2016!

    Happy New Year!

  • Great post! I will keep these in mind when starting the New Year!

    Happy New Year!

    Tawni | http://www.tawnitamarra.com

  • Modebeautex

    I love this post, such important things to remember. I will definitely be rereading this post throughout the year, I can tell!

    Paige X
    Modebeautex

  • tiffanytales

    Lovely post and that picture is beautiful x

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • Thank you for saying that about lazy days! I needed to hear that! I always kick myself for not doing anything all day but at the end of that day, I definitely needed that!

    Shannon Sage

  • Andres Poiche

    Happy new year