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55 Inspiring Ways To Make The Most Out Of 2021

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55 Inspiring Ways To Make The Most Out Of 2021

It is no doubt that 2020 was one heck of a year. All the ups and downs included – and not to forget, our lives being messed up due to COVID-19. It has been a crazy roller coaster! But this does not mean that a bad year should de-motivate you from making the new year good or even better. Here are 55 tips that may inspire you to make the most out of this new year:

1. Write down your plans and visions, for the long term.

2. Start on a new habit that will improve the quality of your life and living.

3. Work on eliminating bad habits by adopting good ones.

4. Set a sleeping schedule – one which you sleep early and wake up early getting at least 7-9 hours of sleep every night, consistently.

5. Don’t think about last year or the year before that – just don’t think about the past.

6. Focus on the present moment and how you can make your future better.

7. Get more organized with your finances and make a plan to be financially stronger.

8. Don’t miss any bill payments and avoid getting yourself into debt.

9. Stop being lazy and start being more productive.

10. Take a workout class on youtube – they will keep you physically active from the comfort of your own home. There are loads to choose from and good news, they are free!

11. Let go of credit cards – they are no good if you’re wanting to clear your debts and save more money.

12. Aim to walk at least 10,000 steps a day to get your heart active and achieve optimal health.

13. Declutter things you don’t need from your wardrobe, your phone, your laptop, your mind and your life.

14. Don’t keep your feelings and emotions bottled up – let them out to someone or write it out on your journal.

15. Learn a new skill because doing so will keep your mind fresh and active.

16. Stop holding grudges against people and learn to forgive and let go.

17. Be grateful for what you already have – simple things in life such as a house to live in, water to drink/bathe/shower in, a bed to sleep in, food to eat, electricity to use, clothes to wear, etc.

18. Stop procrastinating and understand how important it is for you to achieve all of your long term goals. Think about where you would like to be in 10 years time. Don’t waste your time now doing useless things.

19. Take selfies even if you’re not going anywhere. Feel good about yourself. Wear different outfits and take selfies to boost your self-esteem.

20. Eat foods that are healthy for your gut, heart, brain and all the other organs inside your body.

21. Do more strength training to make your bones stronger and improve overall physical posture.

22. Never be afraid to dream big; anything is achievable if you put your mind to it.

23. Get rid of negativity from your life and allow no time or space for it.

24. Maintain a gratitude journal or diary and write down your thoughts on it everyday.

25. Visualize your success and your highest self in the future and take the actions needed to get there.

26. Make positive changes in your life for positive results.

27. Get rid of toxic people, things, places, memories, whatever.

28. Say goodbye to people who are not healthy or good for you.

29. Put yourself first and on top of your to-do list.

30. Make more time for skincare and don’t forget to moisturize yourself daily.

31. Don’t waste your energy on the wrong things. Put your energy where it is most valued.

32. Don’t let anyone use you or take advantage of you, no matter how much of a good heart you have. Set boundaries.

33. Show up on time everyday. This is one tip for success.

34. Buy some new clothes and shoes to feel the new year, new me vibes.

35. Write down a list of 100 reasons why you want to be successful.

36. Let go of junk food/chocolate cravings and eat only in moderation when you’re actually hungry. Eat a healthy and balanced diet full of good nutrients for the body.

37. Spend more time away from social media and focus on the real world.

38. Spend a few minutes everyday walking – it is better than sitting on the bed scrolling through social media or playing games.

39. See this new year as a fresh start, not the beginning of another rubbish year.

40. Believe that you will meet the love of your life someday soon, and you will live happily ever after.

41. Start living your dream lifestyle by taking action towards it.

42. Refresh yourself throughout the day by doing simple things such as stretching or taking a few minutes to read a good book.

43. Drink more water to stay hydrated and aim to drink at least 4 litres of water a day.

44. Feel optimistic about where you’re heading in your life, 

45. Believe in the power of miracles and never stop believing.

46. Do what you are most anxious and afraid to do because that is how you will grow.

47. Make a promise to yourself that you will never let yourself down and you will make yourself proud.

48. Pray and meditate more often to connect to your inner spiritual being.

49. Donate some money to charity to help poor people around the world and feel happy about doing this act of good deed.

50. Donate your old clothes, shoes and any other personal belongings that you no longer need.

51. Focus on small steps everyday to add up to big results overtime.

52. Keep your thoughts positive – what you think, will become.

53. Don’t let negative opinions or criticism affect you so deeply.

54. Plan your meals ahead so that you never lose track of your healthy diet.

55. Eat more whole foods such as fruit and vegetables instead of processed foods such as fizzy drinks, chips, icecream, chocolate, donuts, etc.


Well, I hope the above 55 ideas have sparked some interest in you. Wishing you all the best of happiness and success in this year and many more years to come! Stay blessed 🙂




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Is Skincare Really Important Before Makeup?

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There’s a common saying, “makeup is temporary, skin is forever” which is something we should all deeply think about because it’s inevitably true. For example, you can change your eyeshadow and lip color but no matter how much foundation goes on a face, it’s hard to cover up dry, bumpy, or neglected skin. We are born with the skin we have and just like our bodies, we should treat it like a temple. If you’re still not convinced skincare makes a difference, here are a few things to consider about the importance of having a good skincare routine:

1. Better Skin, Less Makeup Product

We use makeup to change our flaws and highlight our best features. With a skincare routine your better features will begin to show more, creating less of a need for makeup; and we all know that less make up means healthier skin in the long run. The same advice goes for pimples! If you have a bright red spot appearing in the morning, you can apply colour correcting creamer instead of “more than the usual amount” of foundation.

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2. Flawless Makeup Application

Your face is a canvas for the masterpiece that is you. Think about an artist applying a base coat of paint, it is easier on a smooth surface over a bumpy one. If you take care of your skin and stick to a skincare routine before and after your makeup application, your chances of having that flawless masterpiece is higher and not to mention, easier!

3. Less Product

Over time as your skin begins to clear up, you’ll notice yourself using less and less foundation. Why cover up such perfect and flawless skin? Its an endless cycle of less product, healthier skin, and less money spent! But of course, that doesn’t mean to say that you can’t apply as much makeup as you want for fun (because I do it too sometimes) – because you can! You just have to take some time to think about your skin for the long run just to boost your self esteem.

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4. Feel More Confident

You now have glowing skin, your blushing pink cheeks are natural and your under eyes are no longer dark. It feels good to wake up every morning knowing you only need the bare minimum on your face. It’s a huge confidence boost knowing that you are doing the best for your skin!

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5. Makeup shouldn’t stay on your face 24/7

Whether you like it or not, your face can’t handle having makeup on all day and all night. Of course, its always good to take the precautionary steps if you know you’ll be out all day, like using primer and a hydrating mist- but it still has to come off at some point. Makeup over time can be damaging to your skin, lips, and eyelashes. Foundation can leave the face feeling dry and can infect pimples over time. Mascara dries and chips off, taking your eyelashes with it when you’re rolling your face around in the pillow.

Therefore, cleansing, toning and moisturizing your skin ensures that there is no more product left, and if you’re wearing heavy makeup, double cleanse!

When you get into a skincare routine, you will gain a better understanding of your skin’s needs! This knowledge can even help you pick out the right makeup for your skin as you learn more about your skin’s “flaws” and why they appear. I hope this was helpful and remember, treat your skin like a temple!

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90+ Life Changing Affirmations To Follow (Part 2)

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Welcome to part 2 of the affirmations series. In this blog you will find the remaining 5 sections which have been continued from part 1 (if you haven’t read part 1, click here.)

Enjoy.

Section 6: Affirmations for becoming a better you.

I have the courage to cross oceans and burn bridges; I trust that I am exactly where I need to be at this point in my life; In every situation I am the only who gets to control my attitude towards it; Where I am and where I will be is determined by my own actions and not my circumstances; I believe in taking actions to make my dreams come true; I refuse to accept anyone else’s idea of what’s possible for me; I can create a better me because I control my actions; I would rather aim high and fall short than to aim low and fall short; I set my goals high and I always do something higher every day to move forward; I always have faith, hope and belief because I know that anything is possible and miracles happen everyday.

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Section 7: Affirmations for inner peace.

I am going to stop overthinking about everything; I learn to be confident and happy in my own skin; Nothing can destroy my inner peace; I let go of the things I can’t control; I forgive everyone for everything they have done to me but that doesn’t mean I’m weak; carrying hatred in my heart is a waste of my energy; I believe in my potential and I can do anything; Taking regular breaks comes naturally to me; I do not mix well with chaos or drama and nor do I ever want to; My nature is peaceful and calm, I’m not a noisy person; I approach things with a calm mind and try my best.

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Section 8: Affirmations to improve memory.

I am able to remember information quickly; My mind is always clear; I am always finding new ways to improve my memory; I take walks to refresh my mind and memory; I love taking care of my memory; I tend to remember things precisely; Remember things easily comes natural to me; I have the ability to improve my memory as much as I want; My memory is sharp because I remember and notice all the small details; I like playing memory games and engaging in memory boosting activities.

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Section 9: Affirmations to boost immune system.

I am a healthy and strong person; My immune system is indestructible; My body can bounce back from any injury; With passing time, my immune system improves; I can recover from any health condition; My mind and body are in perfect harmony; I nourish my mind and body with healthy foods and activities that are good for my immune system; My overall health is always improving, every second; I am becoming someone with everlasting good health; My health is my number one priority; my health, is my ultimate wealth.

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Section 10: Affirmations for creativity.

I am a creative person and I love to be creative; I have a very active imagination; I enjoy coming up with new ideas and thoughts; I never run out of creativity; I am always inspired by other artists; My own creativity makes me an individual artist; Creative ideas flow out of my mind naturally and effortlessly; When I feel creative, I feel empowered; My creativity represents a great part of who I am; I find joy in unleashing my creative side.

Thank you for reading this post. Do you have any affirmations you’d like to add? If so then feel free to leave a comment below.

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90+ Life Changing Affirmations To Follow (Part 1)

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In this blog I have created over 90 affirmations in the form of graphics which have been categorized in to 10 different sections which can apply to different aspects of your life. Enjoy.

Section 1: Affirmations For Spiritual Self Care.

(I spend my time outside in nature to find more peace and clarity within myself; I look up to things that inspire my inner creativity; I make the time to meditate in a safe and peaceful environment to focus and take my mind off things; I prioritize prayer in my schedule to fill the spiritual void within me and to feel complete; I make the effort to reflect and evaluate where I am now and how I can improve on where I want to be in the future;  I give space for all the things that give meaning to my life and base my existence around those things; I try my best to ensure that my morals and values are in harmony with my actions; I dedicate my time pray because I believe that  without God, nothing could be possible for me; I believe in the power of miracles and I believe that amazing things happen after going through darkness).

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Section 2: Affirmations For Building New Habits

(With every new habit that I form, I get more things done; I get rid of my bad habits and replace them with good ones; All of my habits provide a way for me to achieve my goals and dreams; new habits are liking having new exciting ideas; I always look for ways to build productive habits; I don’t care about my past habits, all I care about is my present habits; I do what it takes to build good habits that last me for as long as I live; every habit either takes me one step closer to my dream life or one step further back-it is entirely up to my own actions; I understand that will either make or break my future; My habits determine who I am as a person).

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Section 3: Affirmations for personal self care

(I take the time throughout my day to do things that I truly enjoy doing; I keep up with myself to make sure that I am always at my best; I prioritize eating all my meals on time, drinking enough water, getting enough sleep and working out everyday; Just as much as I give importance to other responsibilities, I also give equal importance towards my self care routine because I matter and I am important too; I plan my self care routine all the time and make it as realistic as possible to make sure that I actually stick to it and not neglect it; I have every right to set boundaries for myself-this means that I can tell others “no” to say “yes” to myself; My acts of self care are habits that will last for a lifetime because I deserve to live a good quality life, feeling just as good too).

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Section 4: Affirmations to boost feelings of happiness

(I will only spend time with people who uplift my mood and make me happier; My mind consists of stimulating conversations and positive self-talk; I always find reasons to laugh and be excited; I only participate in anything that makes me happier; I will always make time for my happiness; I will open up to someone that I can fully trust and have the best conversations with them that will cause happiness; I will plan trips, adventures and vacations and make them a reality because they are what make me happy; I will never bottle up or hide my sad/negative emotions, thoughts and feelings. I will always express them to somebody that I love/trust to feel happier; I do things that are comforting to me and make me feel good; My health is my priority because that is what my happiness depends on).

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Section 5: Affirmations to boost productivity

(I work on my skills because I want to always perform my best; I do not take on any extra or unnecessary responsibility that has nothing to do with my future or dreams; I only focus on work that is rewarding to me and makes me happy to do it; I only do work that gives me a sense of inner satisfaction and enjoyment; The space and environment around me is always safe, clean and comfortable which always pushes me to be as productive as I can; I take regular breaks to ensure that I don’t get burned out or feel exhausted from working too hard; I am always willing to learn new things that will expand my current knowledge and encourage me to think outside of the box; I avoid distractions and only make time for whatever boosts my productivity levels).

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Thank you for reading part 1 of this affirmations blog post. Click here to read part 2.

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