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  1. January 2, 2017
    Beth says

    Just reading the list and it made me feel like taking a deep breath of clarity weirdly. I have my own list already but definitely want to add a few of these myself! be conscious of white lies, I need to do this, they’re always harmless and unneeded and I kick myself after, don’t argue or talk about important things over text. work on posture, apply eye cream! so many, this post is saved for future reference. I hope you have a lovely 2017

    1. January 2, 2017
      Amanda says

      Oh I’m so glad this is helpful! Definitely don’t feel like you need to accomplish all of these — pick and choose what’s most important (and realistic) for you! Happy 2017!

  2. January 2, 2017
    Emily says

    I definitely need to start applying eye cream before bed. If you have any recommendations, I’d love to hear them!

    1. January 2, 2017
      Amanda says

      Sure thing! I’m currently using Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream and I love it!

  3. January 2, 2017
    Lucy says

    I love the idea of watching the news whilst getting ready for the day – what a simple way to feel more in touch with the world each day – and watching TV that teaches you something. In my first year at university I got in the habit of watching a TV show whilst I ate lunch; often it would mean my lunch break ended up taking over an hour as I had to cook and then watch a 40 minute show (which sometimes turned into a binge watch). Then I found short 20-minute documentaries online and started watching them instead. I learned so much about some really specific topics, and got really interested in documentary making too, as well as having more time in the day – it made a huge difference,
    Happy New Year Amanda!
    Lx | Lightly We Go

  4. January 3, 2017

    Yeah! Great Post! And I liked that “Look at my bank statement once a week” resolution. Because, i am forgetting to take statement till end of the year. But I have faced many flaws with this. So i would take resolution to update bank statements regularly.

  5. January 3, 2017

    These are so great! I had the same revelation going into my late 20s, that I don’t need to make huge life-altering resolutions. Small changes add up to big things! I’ve decided to stop watching TV at 9pm every night (except on Mondays now because…the Bachelor, I can’t stop!) and read for an hour before going to bed. I need more books in my life! Looking at your bank statement once a week is a great idea, I think I’ll add that to my list! Thanks for sharing these!

  6. January 3, 2017
    Annie says

    I loved this post! But also- I loved these glasses! I’m on the hunt for a new set of frames and these are EXACTLY what I have been looking for. What glasses are these?

  7. January 3, 2017
    Felicia says

    I absolutely love these goals that you’ve chosen for yourself! They’re very realistic! I might have to steal a few! :)

  8. January 4, 2017
    Clara says

    Wow… never 20 short sentences were so intense as these! I’m still thinking about mines, but have already started reading 30min in bed instead of scrolling through Instagram. Healthier meals is also on my list, and pursuing my driver’s license :)


  9. January 4, 2017
    Cass says

    Have you tried Salt on Divisidero? Their workouts are killer and the decor is a bohemian minimalist dream!

  10. January 4, 2017
    Esther says

    I absolutely love this list you have for 2017! I have begun Whole30 starting 1/2 and I am on Day 3. I want to add to this health priority. I think these are sustainable and will add to each area of your life in a holistic way. Good Luck!

  11. January 8, 2017

    These goals are so simple, yet so good! Probably going to print this out and put it on my wall to look at each and every day lol I love them!
    Thanks for sharing!

  12. January 8, 2017

    Thank you for the do-able resolutions! I love to make goals and then seem to make them too lofty and feel disappointed when the year ends and I haven’t fully accomplished them. Your resolutions are all good things to work on! I appreciate your time in posting these ideas. :)

  13. January 8, 2017

    I really like these resolutions. They are realistic. I hope you can stitch to them. Good luck for you!

  14. January 9, 2017

    Great new years resolutions that aren’t too harsh on yourself!

  15. January 9, 2017
    Lizbeth says

    Just simple and refreshing new years resolutions!! Love it.

  16. January 10, 2017
    Tina says

    The simplicity of this post and of these goals is amazing, it’s the little things on a day-to-day basis that really add up! Thanks for sharing!

  17. January 10, 2017
    kat says

    yes!!! the glasses?!?!! why are they?!!!!

  18. January 21, 2017
    Ali says

    I definitely am guilty of watching meaningless TV shows whilst getting ready, so I love the idea of watching the news and maybe actually learning a thing or two!

    Ali |


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