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5 simple ways to kick-start the new you. Or at least pretend…

The start of a new year is generally a time when everyone looks for ways to make a new start, right? We all vow to go the gym every day, throw out all the chocolate we have stashed under the bed for, um, ‘emergencies’, and read something cover-to-cover other than our favourite magazine subscription.

But, if, like me, this all seems like a little too much effort, I’ve collated 5 smaller things that can give you the same, ‘let’s do this!’ motivation, without all the commitment. Bonus.

Image credit; Sophie Rosie, www.sophierosie.com

Image credit: Sophie Rosie, www.sophierosie.com

  1. Get yourself a diary.

    Even if you only write in it for a week, I can guarantee you’ll feel extra organised with it just sitting in your bag. ‘Cause it WILL come in handy at some point, right? Just remember to write your Nan’s birthday in there so to save a long-lasting family feud. Sorry Nan.

     

    Image credit: Sophie Rosie

    Image credit: Sophie Rosie

  2. Change up the way you part your hair a little. 

    From left side parting, to the right. Or from the right to the middle. Whatever floats your boat. This way, it feels like you’ve had your hair done, and it’s something new about your appearance to fit with the ‘new you’ you keep banging on about that’s going to appear at some point, without having to fork out any cash after spending way too much (on, let’s face it, food) over the festive period.

    Image credit: Sophie Rosie, www.sophierosie.com

    Image credit: Sophie Rosie, www.sophierosie.com

  3. Buy some banana’s

    Or any other fruit that you fancy sitting and looking pretty in your fruit bowl for a few days. Because it’s the thought that counts, right? And who knows, it might just motivate you to actually eat one, and then that’s your healthy eating resolution practically ticked off your list. Wahoo!

    Image credit: Sophie Rosie, www.sophierosie.com

    Image credit: Sophie Rosie, www.sophierosie.com

  4. Have a sort-out of your wardrobe.

    Capsule wardrobes seem to be a thing right now, but while limiting yourself to only a handful of outfits might be a bit far, see if you can throw out some stuff. That old cardigan you haven’t worn in 3 years? Let it go. You’ll be amazed how satisfying having a good clear out can be!

    Image credit: Sophie Rosie

    Image credit: Sophie Rosie

  5. On a similar note, tidy your flat/room.

    Is there only me that finds tidying therapeutic? Probably. But, if you’re trying (and failing, like the rest of us), to sort your life out, having a good tidy of your house/flat/room, can make you feel like at least one little part of your life is organised. Baby steps and all that.

Do you have any tips on how to (not really) get into the new you? Let me know in the comments, or pop over to my blog and let me know over there!

Soph

www.sophierosie.com

 

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