New Year, New You

Happy first full week of the new year!

Have you made any New Year’s Resolutions?  We all have things we want to work on and often use the start of a new year to push ourselves to make some changes.  Twitter gathered the top 10 resolutions for 2015 as tweeted by the public and I am going to use  the top 5 to show how your resolutions can be applied to planning your wedding.

1.  Work Out
This seems to be on most people’s lists every year.  This is a great goal but in order for it to make it stick, you need to define what kind of work out’s you will be doing, how often, where, etc.  Working out can be a great way to spend some time alone or even a great bonding experience (try out some classes with your fiancé(e), bridesmaids, family, etc).  Check your local gym or sites like One Spout for new year’s discounts on memberships or classes.  No matter what type of workout you choose to do and with who, it will help you take time away from planning and destress.

2.  Be Happy
This definitely means different things to different people but overall, it is important for everyone to find activities that make them happy.  This may seem hard while in the middle of planning a wedding, but it doesn’t have to be.  We all have things that no matter how stressed or unhappy we are, brightens our moods.  Maybe that is dinner with friends, going to a concert, visiting family, etc.  Whatever it is, make sure you are making time for yourself at minimum once a week to do something that makes you happy.  This will not only keep you happy and more relaxed, but will help make the whole planning experience better.

3.  Lose Weight
Instead of making your goal simply to “lose weight,” why not focus on working out and eating healthy?  Again, working out is a great way to blow of stress, bond and ultimately it will likely help you shed some pounds.  Eating healthy is also necessary to not only lose weight, but also to look and feel better.  It is proven that when you eat real, unprocessed foods, you feel more awake, your skin glows and overall you feel better.  It may seem difficult to eat healthy between tastings, showers and parties, but use a calendar to plan out all the days you know you may not be able to eat as healthy as you want to, and ensure the rest of the days in the week are filled with whole, real foods.

4.  Stop Smoking
Whether to smoke or not to smoke is a very personal choice and it may seem like a large feat to kick the habit while in the middle of wedding planning.  If this is on your list of resolution’s for this year, there are many resources to help you out.  There are even great incentive challenges like The Canadian Cancer Society Driven to Quit Challenge where you can win cars or money!

5.  Unplug
This goal is great and can definitely be helpful during wedding planning as you may be getting consumed with emails, Pinterest boards, etc.  Use your unplugged time to hang out with your fiancé(e), friends or family that you may have been neglecting while wrapped up in planning details.  Meet with them in person and not over text or the phone.  You can also use this time for yourself to relax, read a book or work on a DIY project.

No matter what your New Year’s resolutions may be, I wish you all the best and great success in 2015 and beyond!


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