New Year’s resolution ideas
Yet to make a New Year’s resolution for 2017? Well, today’s the day.
Whether you want to further your career, work on some friendships, or just be an all-round better human, putting a goal into words can be a powerful thing.
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Of course, you can do this at any time of year, and you don’t even have to call it a New Year’s resolution. But if you ask me, January calls for a fresh start.
Just ask the bh team. Right now, we’re full of New Year’s resolutions – and unsurprisingly, they’re all different! Which means there’s a high chance one of them will inspire you, too...
"My New Year's resolution is as cliche as it gets, but I want to start going to the gym and working out consistently. Currently, the only workout my activewear gets is a stroll to the bakery for coffee!" – bh’s Sophie
"I want to enter the property market and become a first homebuyer, which means being a bit stricter on cash for a little longer!" – bh’s Bianca
"Over the last 12 months, I’ve learnt the importance of getting eight hours of sleep to be my best self. I used to get away with four hours one night, and six the next, but my 2017 resolution is to try and get eight hours of shut-eye every night. It's the easiest and most effective health hack that has a positive effect on the rest of your life." – bh’s Ally
“I would love to focus more on myself this year and take the time to be kind to me :)." – bh’s Bernadette
“I want to make an effort to catch up with old friends more often. It’s scary how time can pass by between coffees, when all one of us needs to do is pick up the phone!” – bh’s Beth
“I have resolved to quit smoking. But I sure won't be cutting down on takeaway coffees!” – bh’s Andrew
“Host more dinner parties! I'm going to aim to cook something new each week of 2017. I've got my top three go-to meals and feel it's definitely time to improve my culinary calibre!“ – bh’s Kate A
“Oh wow, where do I start! There are probably too many to mention. I would love to move house, to the suburbs maybe. That’s high on my priority list.” – bh’s Kym
“I want to stay focused on my health and fitness. I've made a lot of progress this year and I want to make sure I keep it up in 2017. I would also like to learn how to cook a dish besides burnt toast!” – bh’s Kate L
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But wait. There’s more. Because this wouldn’t be a true bh New Year’s resolutions recap without some beauty resolutions thrown in the mix. Here’s what the bh team are hoping to achieve on the beauty front this year...
“I want to wear more coloured lipsticks! Usually I am a nude/brown kinda gal because I think that’s all that suits me… however I have hundreds of lipsticks in my drawer that I really should take advantage of. Maybe I will start with baby steps and opt for a pinky-nude colour?! Or, I can dive right in the deep end and go for a classic red lip!” – bh’s Vanessa
"I want to step up my skin care regimen. I've had a few facials in my time but I want to try more regular treatments like Fraxel so that I can really see results. I'm also desperate to get my brows tattooed after watching bh's video!" – bh’s Kate L
"I'm vowing to exfoliate more regularly. At the moment, I only do it once every couple of weeks or whenever I remember, but my skin always feels and looks so much better afterwards. A beauty therapist told me recently that I need to exfoliate about three times a week, so I'm promising to ditch my flaky skin and get scrubbing!" – bh’s Rosie
"I want to learn how to do my eye makeup properly. I'm not necessarily aiming for a full-on heavy eye look, but definitely something more polished and precise than my usual vague sweep of shadow – which means I will be watching bh's makeup tutorials and taking notes!" – bh’s Beth
"I want to streamline my routine so I can get ready faster! I’m always the last to leave the house (a last-minute contour never hurt anyone, right?) but next year I plan on cutting my makeup routine down to 10 minutes or less. Wish me luck!" – bh’s Sophie
Do you have a New Year’s resolution for 2017? Can you relate to any of ours?