5 Productive New Year's Resolutions for 2017
Posted on December 30 2016
Do you have trouble keeping your New Year’s resolutions? It can be difficult to achieve a goal, no matter how small or large, if you aren’t receiving the needs that keep you going and motivated. Think of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. You have to build yourself from the ground up to accomplish the ultimate goal of self-actualization.
For 2017, we’re revamping your typical resolutions and getting at the core of what makes or breaks any goal, whether it’s for your business, or your personal life.
(P.S. If you haven’t seen the movie Inside Out, it will definitely give you that warm fuzzy feeling inside! Besides, you know how much we love having things inside out like our reversible designs! )
Yep, that would be your emotions and your well-being. Here are our 5 New Year’s resolutions for 2017 that will increase your productivity, positivity and your overall well-being.
1. Live light, travel light, spread the light, be the light.
The other day while I was drinking Yogi tea (my favorite tea brand) I got these wise words on a tea bag tag. And it's a moment of enlightening as these are the things I have already try to do and be. I created reversible/convertible multifunctional clothing for you so you and live and travel light, and I want my design philosophy to be the inspiration for other parts of your life, so I hope I am spreading the light too. We are inundated with choices and options these days that we often have decision fatigue, how nice it would be if you don't have to spend so much time and effort to choose but just do?!
I'd love to have you share with me the tips on these principles too so we all can learn from each other and live a better and lighter life!
2. Focus on what energizes you vs. what drains you.
Your daily routine is packed with responsibilities. First, figure out ways you can manage your time better in order to be able to spend more time on what makes you strive. For instance, you can simplify your daily dressing and manage your wardrobe better and more easily by adding reversible/multifunctional clothes to your closet. Check out some of our blog posts for quick and easy tips! --->
3. Talk to people more, and to more people.
Getting multiple perspectives is extremely beneficial if you run your own business. It also helps you become a much more open minded and thoughtful person. Perhaps talking to strangers was frowned upon growing up, but as an adult it can expand your worldview, lead you to a new solution you hadn’t thought of before, improve your social skills, help boost your confidence, become more assertive, or maybe introduce you to a really great person.
4. Celebrate the small stuff.
Just this past month Jia Collection hit 10K followers on Facebook. It may not be considered an extremely significant milestone compared to maybe giving birth, or hitting 10,000,000 followers, but it was an accomplishment nonetheless, and the team and I celebrated! It’s important to acknowledge even the smallest victories because it will keep your motivation going for more!
5. Start a productive hobby.
By a productive hobby we mean one that contributes to your overall health and wellness. An activity or two that boosts dopamine levels in your body, increasing your happiness. Say, for instance, yoga and knitting. Not only can you do the two disciplines pretty much wherever you want (deep breathing is considered yoga too!), in their own ways, they are forms of meditation and relaxation. In the same way as yoga uses physical movements to affect a change in your state of mind, so does knitting. The rhythmic, repetitive movements are what relaxes and soothes the mind and body simultaneously. They both allow the chance to stop thinking about all the things you have to do, and bring you right into the moment. We could all use a break from reality sometimes!
Next is a bonus tip -
Dressing the part made easy for you.
Ladies, we all can agree that part of feeling good is looking good, right? We naturally feel our best when we look our best. Instead of spending extra time picking out the perfect outfit in the morning, and having to buy new tops and dresses for each occasion, invest in clothes that are reversible, versatile and multifunctional so it’s easier to mix and match when you’re in a rush, on the go, or traveling.
A reversible pullover that pairs perfectly with dress pants, a skirt or jeans is a top worth having in your closet. Don’t you agree? Reversible clothes will not only save you time deciding what to wear, it will save you time and space when packing for your next trip. The Taylor reversible pullover is guaranteed to not crease or wrinkle once you put her on, and its silk/cashmere material will ensure all-day comfort.
So many ways to wear one single top! Think about all the money, time, space and energy you can save!
Would you give any of these resolutions a try in 2017? Let us know in the comments below!
And that’s a wrap, ladies! We will officially see you NEXT YEAR! Time flies, doesn’t it?!
Wishing you a great weekend and a happy new year.