10 New Year’s Resolutions Better Than Dieting

Because Sure, We All Want to Shed a Few, But There Are More Meaningful Resolutions To Be Had in 2016
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Instead of turning to the age-old “I want to lose 10 pounds” New Year’s resolution this year, we wanted to consider the kind of resolutions that encourage a healthier, but also more intentional, routine in 2016.  We’ve been on sort of a wellness kick lately as many of you know, and we’ve read up on healthy habits for women that improve overall mind and body wellness.  So we’re welcoming the new year with open arms and thoughts of how we can deepen our relationships, improve our outlooks and nourish a balanced lifestyle. 

In the slideshow above, we’ve included ten intentional New Year’s resolutions that encourage that very concept for life in the coming year, whether that’s writing more letters, discovering your neighborhood hidden gems, or traveling more.  Simply click on the image above for ten ideas for New Year’s resolutions that are way better than dieting.  I’d love to know your ideas for resolutions in 2016 in the comments below!  Cheers, Kat

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CATCH UP WITH OLD FRIENDS

CATCH UP WITH OLD FRIENDS

WHETHER OVER THE PHONE OR OVER COFFEE, MAKE TIME TO CATCH UP WITH OLD FRIENDS IN THE NEW YEAR. WE ALL KNOW IT'S ALL TOO EASY TO LET TIME PASS. SO INSTEAD, CHOOSE TO FOCUS ON NURTURING YOUR RELATIONSHIPS THIS YEAR.

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VIA INSTAGRAM
MAKE A HABIT OF MAKING YOUR BED

MAKE A HABIT OF MAKING YOUR BED

AVOID THE HEAPS OF DOWN COMFORTERS AND LINEN SHEETS BY MAKING IT A PRACTICE TO MAKE YOUR BED EVERY MORNING. IT MAY AMAZE YOU HOW MUCH BETTER YOU FEEL WITH A TIDIER SPACE.

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VIA WAITING ON MARTHA, BY RUSTIC WHITE
STOP SAYING SORRY

STOP SAYING SORRY

ODDS ARE, YOU'D BE BETTER OFF IF YOU REFRAINED FROM APOLOGIZING ALL OF THE TIME. READ THIS PIECE ON THE NEW YORK TIMES AND SEE IF YOU CAN CUT OUT "SORRY" FROM YOUR VOCAB THIS YEAR. I DEFINITELY NEED TO!

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VIA PINTEREST
WRITE LETTERS

WRITE LETTERS

REDISCOVER THE LOST ART OF SNAIL MAIL AND SEND A FEW (MORE) LETTERS THIS YEAR. YOU'LL MAKE SOMEONE ELSE SMILE (BECAUSE WHO DOESN'T LOVE GETTING MAIL?!) BUT YOU'LL ALSO FEEL LIKE A MILLION BUCKS. DON'T HAVE A LOT TO SAY? A SIMPLE CARD LETTING THE PERSON KNOW YOU'RE THINKING OF THEM STILL DOES THE TRICK.
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VIA PINTEREST
TAKE BETTER CARE OF YOURSELF, INSIDE AND OUT

TAKE BETTER CARE OF YOURSELF, INSIDE AND OUT

TAKE THE TIME TO PROPERLY CARE FOR YOUR BODY, INCLUDING HOW YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR SKIN. ADOPTING AN ALL-NATURAL ROUTINE CAN BE JUST WHAT YOU NEED IN 2016.

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APPRECIATE THE LITTLE DETAILS

APPRECIATE THE LITTLE DETAILS

APPRECIATE THE LITTLE DETAILS, AND GIFT YOURSELF AND OTHERS WITH REMINDERS OF THEM. OUR FAVORITE WAY TO DO THIS? BRING FRESH FLOWERS INTO THE HOME WHENEVER POSSIBLE.

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TRAVEL MORE

TRAVEL MORE

EASIER SAID THAN DONE, RIGHT? IT DAWNED ON ME A FEW YEARS AGO THAT IT'S AS SIMPLE AS PUTTING ASIDE A LITTLE BIT OF CASH EVERY MONTH (EVEN FOR LIKE A YEAR!) IN ORDER TO MAKE TRAVEL PLANS HAPPEN...NEAR AND FAR. MAKE SAVING FOR TRAVEL A PRIORITY IF IT MEANS SOMETHING TO YOU; THE MEMORIES ARE WELL WORTH IT.

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VIA INSTAGRAM, BY KATHRYN MCCRARY
TAKE TIME TO DISCOVER YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD MORE

TAKE TIME TO DISCOVER YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD MORE

DO YOU FALL INTO A GROOVE WITH YOUR FAVORITE PLACES FOR HAPPY HOUR, SUNDAY BRUNCH AND A CUP OF JO? I AM DEFINITELY GUILTY OF THIS; I LIVE IN NASHVILLE AND HAVEN'T EVEN BEEN TO SOME OF THE PLACES MUSIC CITY IS FAMOUS FOR! THIS IS AN EASY (AND FUN!) RESOLUTION TO STICK TO THIS YEAR, ESPECIALLY WITH A WINGMAN IN TOW.

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CREATE SOMETHING

CREATE SOMETHING

REGARDLESS OF YOUR LEVEL OF EXPERTISE (OR LACK THERE OF), THE ACT OF CREATING SOMETHING CAN BE SO FULFILLING. CARVE OUT TIME TO ENJOY A CREATIVE OUTLET AND YOU'LL QUICKLY SEE THE POSITIVE EFFECTS IN OTHER AREAS OF YOUR LIFE.

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READ MORE

READ MORE

LASTLY, AND SO SIMPLY, VOW TO READ MORE. I ALWAYS SLEEP BETTER WHEN I FINISH MY DAY IN BED READING (AND NOT LOOKING AT MY PHONE), AND I'M A FIRM BELIEVER THAT EVERYONE IS BETTERED BY READING AND LEARNING MORE.

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  • These are all such great resolutions! I’m embarrassed to admit that I can’t remember the last time I made my bed, but I do know how nice it feels when I walk into a hotel room and I should create that at home ­čÖé Cheers to 2016!

  • Appreciate the details – I was just thinking about that in the car this morning. I came over the ridge of the mountain heading to work and the way the fog, tree line and mountain looked was so serene. It’s good to take a step back and appreciate the beauty and detail.

  • Mandy Kellogg Rye / 01.06.2016

    Oh that gorgeous landscape you get to see every day makes me completely jealous! Hopefully I’ll be out there again soon! xo MKR

  • Mandy Kellogg Rye / 01.06.2016

    Yes I really really really need to stick to making the bed. Doesn’t it make climbing in to it even better!!?? xo MKR

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