New Year’s Resolution Inspiration | Getting your New Year’s Resolutions off the ground

Photo Credit: Daria Nepriakhina

Photo Credit: Daria Nepriakhina

Many people are getting into the swing of 2016, whilst some of us are, er, slightly lagging behind.

Either way, all we know is that we’ve eaten at least three Terry’s chocolate oranges, and devoured an entire box of After Eights and downed a bottle of Baileys within the hour; the gyms are crowded and uninviting; and kale is still stiff and unappetising.

Some people are screaming “New Year, New Me!”, but let us politely punch those people in the face and get on with more practical matters such as negotiating who gets the last Matchstick.

Having said all that, a small dose of motivation and inspiration never hurt anyone, so I thought that I would take a look around for some useful tips, tricks and web links to help get you in the right frame of mind for 2016.


Photo Credit: Glen Carrie

Photo Credit: Glen Carrie


Photo Credit: Simon Schmitt

Photo Credit: Simon Schmitt

Mental Health

  • Everyone on the internet has been raving about Happiness Jars. The same principle can also be applied to gratitude jars.
  • Check out the easy-to-use meditation app, Headspace.
  • The lovely Kajal talks on her blog about meditation and how to create your own meditation practice.
  • “Let’s imagine, for a moment, a 2016 that does not involve Netflix marathons and an entire bag of pizza rolls masquerading as “self-care.” What if, instead of staying up too late and spending all day slouched over my desk, I got enough sleep? What if I moved my body more? What if my year was less overwhelming?” – take a look at this blog post about self-care by Yes and Yes.
  • I’m still loving Marie Forleo’s interview of Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray, LoveIt’s a wonderful pick-me-up discussing creativity, fear and authenticity. Settle down with a cup of tea and enjoy.
Photo Credit: Yaoqi LAI

Photo Credit: Yaoqi LAI


Thank you so much to all of the bloggers and vloggers who continue to provide inspirational content for us all, and may your week ahead be filled with nutritious meals, sweaty workouts and travel planning!

Do you have any New Year’s Resolutions this year or are you sticking to simple annual goals and aims? Leave a comment below!



  1. says

    Thanks for the mention Debs! I love how you broke down resolutions into categories – something to try in each one. If we can just look at new year’s resolutions as a way to experiment and try out different things, instead forcing ourselves to have this new habit – its a more effortless process :)

    Love to you! Thank for sharing all these links, I am going to check them out!

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