Since the beginning of December, my inbox has been flooded with pitches titled, "New Year, New You," which I've written a thousand times myself, but these stories tend to point us toward products for makeovers and weight loss tips in order to find fulfillment and happiness. The turn of the year however, isn't about finding happiness through fleeting vices. Instead, it's a reminder to reflect on your lifestyle and set intentions to make necessary changes in order to live more beautifully. So welcome, "New Year, Rejuvenated You," because you're already awesome.
Have you thought about your New Year's resolution yet? Each year I sit down and make a list of bigger picture "resolutions" and smaller things I hope to accomplish within the year. Last year, becoming a certified yoga teacher and holistic health coach, launching a new business and going to a Taylor Swift concert all make the list – Done. Done. Done. And done. All of these things were easy to cross off the list once finished, but some "resolutions" were bigger, self improvement challenges that I needed a strategy for. So here it is. I hope it helps you, too.
Do you know how many times I've written the story, New Year, New You, about how to reinvent yourself and your look? Ugh. That headline. This year, I'm talking New Year, Real You, because you know what, no matter what intentions you set or changes you hope to make now or within 2016, you're still you. So let's get real.