It’s crazy to think that we are already into the New Year, but here we are! HELLO 2018!! 🙋🏽
So to ring in the new year we are here to give you our list of the 5 resolutions we’re making and we hope you want to make as well! Instead of thinking of all the things we should eliminate we are looking at our resolution list as a way to add value to our lives with more ways to experience life.
Whether its on the train to work, waiting for your friends to show up for brunch, or even right before bed make it a habit of reading more. We like to go by the one chapter a day rule. It’s small enough of a commitment that you are likely to feel like it’s doable and it’s long enough that you’re likely to shrink that pile next to your bed in no time!
We all know how it goes, you tell yourself you’re going to workout so much more this year, bla, bla, bla and you know what goes down in the end…you’re in sporadically and more often than not you come home from work dreading the idea of heading out again just to get those 30 minutes in. What if it was actually fun to challenge yourself with a class you like?! Instead of sticking to the treadmill, try out a class like spin or boxing or better yet go outside and just do something! In Upstate NY and in Chicago it’s basically covered in snow this time of year so most of us are looking for things to do outside, so why not learn how to ice skate, ski, or snowboard? It’ll keep you burning those calories and you’re face will probably hurt from laughing so much!
After spending the better part of this year traveling different cities and even across oceans we want to encourage you guys to make it a point to travel in 2018. There are so many websites where you can score great tickets to locations you up until now only dreamt of! We like searching TravelZoo and JustFly to name a few and you know we are applying for that global entry!
Clear me is such a great option for traveling within the US so you don’t have to get stuck at security, basically it’s like TSA Pre-check, but it works for places outside of airports like stadiums, think AT&T stadium in San Francisco and Yankee Stadium in NY. There is so much to see and experience in this world and so many amazing people to check it all out with so what are you waiting for? If you didn’t have a good excuse before to book your tickets you do now!
And it never hurts to have quality luggage to do that traveling with! Away luggage is our go-to for quality suitcases that can take a beating and are definitely easy on the wallet! You can check out some of our weekender picks though for the boys and other travel necessities like the cashmere blanket and eye masks, or universal plugs below!
And of course after you’ve gotten out of the house and traveled the world do make the time to write it all down! We spend so much of our time quickly capturing what we are doing with a selfie on the go or instagramming our meal that we often forget to think about how it all felt to experience. I find that writing it all down helps capture it and makes every time I visit that passage of my journal a way to experience it all over again!
Besides, we all need a way to keep our lives in check, so whether it’s for journaling or just jotting down to-do lists these items will help!
If you haven’t built a skin care regime into your life, we recommend this be the year you do that. A lot of it is about trying different serums, creams, and masks before you find what really works for you. The best place to start is in store like at Aesop or Kiehl’s where a specialist will walk you through your skin type and what will work best. If you know your skin type then move onto a routine every night before bed because it’s probably when you have the most time and can invest in some quality serums that can soak in while you snooze. After you’ve mastered that you’ll have no problem adding in serums and lotions with SPF to your morning routine to you’re covered throughout the day. Trust us, making this a resolution may seem a little self indulgent, but caring for yourself and investing in yourself across the board is part of living a full life! So don’t just show the rest of the world that compassionate nature, take the time to turn it inward and you can thank us later! ❤️