Friday Fives: Starting Your New Year Off Right

It's two weeks into 2015. Wowwie. So it's about time I share some tips on how to start off your new year right... Though, it is never too late to make a change!

Buy a plant:
I'm the type of person who believes that people sense energies and vibes from their environment. They can contribute to one's overall positivity. I've found that when people introduce more of a connection with nature into their lives, that person's overall calmness and happiness increases. There's just something about striping away all of the modern day fluff and getting back to basics that is so beneficial to an individual's overall well being. Simply bringing a bit of the outdoors indoors can be a great way to improve your mindset! Plants in the household are also great for your physical health. They help reduce airborne toxins and carbon dioxide making for cleaner and fresher air. Plus, plants are pretty, so why not add a few for decoration??

A heavy duty clear out is something we all dread. It can be daunting thinking of how many boxes and piles of items that need to be sorted through. When it's done, though, the sense of relief makes it all worth it. Cleaning is a great way to feel refreshed and motivated to simply do. It can be difficult to  begin, but sometimes you just have to power through if you want to feel that weight lift off of your shoulders. Break it up into rooms or sections at a time and before you know it, everything will be spic and span! The first weekend of the New Year I did a major clear out and now that it's complete I can tell you I don't regret the hours invested. Plus, I was able to donate a lot of clothes and bits to charity! This is your sign from the universe telling you to just do it!! You'll be happy you did!

Get yer hair did:
To be cliché- it's a new year, so a new you!! Been yearning to try out a particular 'do? Have it done! Since New Years is for whatever reason the designated time to make an apparent change in your life, why not take advantage of it? Dying your hair or having it cut a certain way will make you feel like a million bucks. Seems like a great way to kick off the New Year to me!

Make a schedule:
Be it for blogging, exercising, or random things you'd like to accomplish, keeping organized with a schedule will help yield great results and a sense of achievement. Define your goals and let productivity kick in! With the satisfaction of ticking off each point, you'll feel motivated to continue maintaining a schedule and have a topnotch work ethic!

 Treat yo self:
You made it through another year!! Do you know what you should do? Treat yo self.
To quote Parks & Rec-
"Clothes- treat yo self
Fragrances- treat yo self
Massages- treat yo self
Mimosas- treat yo self
(^^if you can legally have alcohol)
Fine leather goods- treat yo self"
After a long year, you deserve to spoil yourself. Buy something or don't; that's completely up to you! If you rather save cash, enjoy a nice pamper evening. Light those candles, run a bath, smear on a face mask, and take a load off. There's nothing like an evening dedicated to caring just for yourself. Recharge your batteries and start off the year with plenty of energy!

I would like to add briefly that yes, New Years is a great time to implement a new habit, etc in your life, but don't feel restricted by a silly day and month to do so. Right now is the best time to make a change.  So "do something your future self will thank you for!"

Stay tuned for a "sequel" to this post! :)

What have you done to start this year off right?   



  1. Bath bomb yes please, Good post Molly, always a pleasure to read.

    Meme xx

  2. i so need my hair did! great post, i'm inspired to start 2015 properly x

    // The Dress Diaries

  3. Yaaaaas so need to get my hair did! Love this post :)

    I just followed, love your blog babe!

  4. Hi dear,
    Your blog is so pretty. Now, I'm your new follower. I would be glad if you could follow me back.
    Btw, great post.
    Have a beautiful Sunday.

  5. Great post! It really is the simple things in life that make you feel better. I'm definitely looking into getting some cute succulents for my desk :)

  6. I love the idea of getting a plant - never thought of that before! also, can't resist a bit of treating yourself!

    Tasha xo

  7. great post, also that cucumber face mask looks great I wanna try it!
    Jess x