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Happy 2018! (and the Newest Trends)

January 3, 2018

No matter how sad it is to say “Goodbye” to 2017 (although it wasn’t a good year, it’s always hard to see time slipping away), I’m glad we can finally sigh after the biggest marathon of cleaning, decorating, hunting presents, baking and, of course, eating… It’s finally time to slow down… and START AGAIN! How exciting is that? (Over here the new beginning sets in on the 6th of this month, once all of the ornaments and fairy lights are neatly packed in boxes, this means we get some extra days for making big plans for the year that’s just begun.)

The first days of January are perfect to kickoff getting rid of bad habits and replacing them with good ones. Yes, there’s always that desire to make this year different, but how long will it last? If you think that we have 365 days this might seem like a lot, yet it’s only 52 weeks or even better (?) – only 12 months, so, I guess, everything depends on your perspective.

If you think you can’t stick to “once a day” plan, do something at least once a week (or once a month, although this might a bit ineffective) and at the end of the year you’ll still end up with quite a lot of new experiences (fifty-two new dishes you’ve learned to cook, fifty-two books you’ve read, fifty-two paintings you’ve painted, fifty-two sunrises you’ve captured, fifty-two gloves you’ve knitted… use your imagination).

So… New Year’s resolutions – how many have you thought of?

To make things easier you could start with a theme for this year, something simple that would motivate you to make changes (my theme is flowers – I plan to grow heaps of pretty flowers and make the best hand tied bouquets in my area; I’ll let you know how this goes…) and then select your areas of focus, and finally choose goals and habits that you will work on. But if you’re still struggling, I’ll give you a few ideas. Just have a look at the newest trends for 2018.

This is what I managed to find:

Most important words – real and authentic;
Colour of the year – ultra violet;
Lifestyle – more conscious approach to the environment; (This envolves clean eating, superfoods, fitness and relaxation.)
Cuisine – Maroccan;
Foodchoose plant-based foods, reduce sugar and improve your gut health; (Your
nutrient-packed meal should be pureed soup, and don’t forget to add exotic spices – turmeric, cumin, coriander and cardamom.)
Home – resort inspired style, concentrating on the fifth wall – bold ceiling, also statement doors, patterned plants and big wall art;

Fashion – denim jacket is the new hoodie and as for accessories – say “yes” to oversized earrings and patterned socks;
Hobbies – giant knitting + macram
é, also don’t forget to turn your garage into a home workshop – do-it-yourself projects will be mega popular this year.

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Don’t know if this helped, but whatever you choose to pursue in 2018, do everything what make you HAPPY. If you think this might be tricky… simply “rewire” your brain – recall 3 things you are grateful for every day for 21 days.

All the best, K.
3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 3, 2018 6:20 pm

    Happy New Year! Inspiration & creativity in 2018!

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