17 things we need more of in 2017

I don’t really believe in making New Year’s resolutions. Why put yourself under such pressure? You can’t just change your life from one day to the next! Much of the buzz around New Year’s resolutions is created by the media, and by businesses who see an opportunity to make some money out of you.

Happy 2017 - I don't believe in New Year's resolutions

Sadly, many people have unrealistic expectations and want to achieve miracles in no time, which inevitably sets them up for failure and disappointment. Who wants to start off the New Year feeling bad about themselves? Where’s the hope, shine and positivity?

I think it makes much more sense to evaluate your life every few years  what works for you, what needs changing, what has been missing in your life? And, when you do this, to be gentle with yourself. We are often our own worst critics.

I have been thinking about all this for the last few days  reflecting on how ridiculously busy my life was over the last year and how I was starting to lose the groove in my heart.

On New Year’s Eve, I told myself that my only wish for this new year was to live life lighter. Three words that are simple, yet so difficult to achieve, especially when all the ‘adulting’ prevents your inner child from coming out to play.

So, when my sister forwarded an inspirational quote to me out of the blue this morning, it really struck a chord. The quote was a kind of wishlist of things we all need more of. Unsurprisingly, these are the simple things in life that cost little or no money but mean the world!

I decided to add a few of my own and share the list with you, illustrated by some of my favourite Instagram pics.

In 2017, we could all do with:

More sleep

More music

More tea

More books

More sunsets

More flowers

More love

More creativity

More long walks

More laughter

More hugs

More dreaming

More nature

More fun

More road trips

More colour

More chocolate

My wish for you is a happy 2017 with enough time in your life for the things that really matter. What is it that you need more of? 

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I don't really believe in making New Year's resolutions – who needs that pressure? Rather be gentle and allow yourself these 17 things in 2017.

 

14 thoughts on “17 things we need more of in 2017

  • January 10, 2017 at 7:25 pm
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    I would just add More Me time. Learning to be on own and enjoy my own company.
    I’m absolutely loving your website. Fantastic content and very good vibes 🙂 I’m not surpreised you got a couple of awards !
    Looking forward for more.

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    • January 10, 2017 at 10:39 pm
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      Hi Shirley. Thanks so much for the lovely feedback! A big YES for More Me time. Very important and best way for me to recharge 🙂

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    • January 7, 2017 at 7:26 am
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      Lol! As a chocoholic I had no control over that last point… it just happened! 😀 Thanks for the visit and best wishes for 2017!

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    • January 5, 2017 at 12:46 pm
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      Thanks Michele. I had so much fun putting the post together! I also love the bright colours of the ‘creativity’ pic. And, when it comes to chocolate, one can never get enough! 😉 Best wishes for 2017!

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  • January 4, 2017 at 4:34 pm
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    I love your outlook on the new year, and I would like all of the above as well as more kindness. That’s my focus for this year.

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    • January 4, 2017 at 5:53 pm
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      True! Kindness is so important, also towards ourselves… Wishing you good health, fitness and a lot of kindness for 2017 🙂

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  • January 4, 2017 at 3:03 pm
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    All of these, all of these…. thank you for the beautiful post. Wishing you more of all of these this year:)

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    • January 4, 2017 at 12:11 am
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      Thank you 🙂 Hope 2017 is a wonderful year for you!

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