Freshen Up Your Life for the New Year

Start fresh and be bold in 2017. Get some tips in this post sponsored by LISTERINE® and Socialstars. #LISTERINE #BringOutTheBold


Are you ready for the new year? I think I am! Even though this year has been full of some real craziness, I can’t deny the fact that there were some really great moments for me, too. Making the commitment at the beginning of 2016 to live a bold and more open life has proved to be a blessing for me. Still, I’m looking forward to the 2017 and even more adventures.

Let’s talk about new resolutions. Do you make them? For me, it’s more about creating a list of things to focus on, actions I want to take, or things about myself that I want to be intentional about improving on. Instead of it being a life overhaul, it’s more like a freshening up of the life that I already have.

If you find yourself making these huge declarations about your life in the new year, and then by mid-January you’ve deserted everything you said you would do, I just have one question for you. Why? Why are you driving yourself crazy by trying to completely change your life right after the most busy time of the year? You should be relaxing and recuperating from the busy holiday season!

I get it, though. The new year feels like the perfect time to start something new, and it really is. Instead of resolutions this year, consider not just looking at things that you need to change in your life, but also at the things that are doing well and figure out how to do more of that.

Instead of vowing to do something that you’ve never done before like joining a gym, and declaring that  “I’m going to go every day”, think about what you really like to do and add more of that to your life. If you like to dance when you go out and you want to get fit, how about signing up for a dance class? That way you can ensure that you’ll actually GO, and you’re achieving your goal at the same time.

Don’t worry, I’m taking my own advice. Since I really want to focus more on my health in 2017, I’ve started looking at ways to revise the recipes that I know my family already loves. I’m not going to set myself up for failure by introducing a new way of doing things AND new foods at the same time. Nope, not going to do it! My plan for success is always to keep it simple.


A lot of us women often make the resolution that we’re going to take better care of ourselves in the new year. Then reality sets in and we start doing everything for everyone else and putting our needs on the back burner again. There’s a solution for that, too! Make simple changes that will remind you that you need to be taken care of, too. Have a favorite luxurious lotion or shampoo that you always forget to buy? Order it online. Seriously, it’s worth the shipping fee to make sure you have what you need to feel good.

Also, make sure you keep things like LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE FRESH MINT Anticavity Mouthwash in your bathroom so you can have optimal dental health. If you aren’t going to make time to get facials and massages every month, at least you can know that you’re strengthening your teeth, killing bad breath germs, and restoring minerals to your tooth enamel. And hey, that extra 2 minutes alone in the bathroom can be just what you need to help you keep your sanity!

What  are you going to do to freshen things up in your life in the new year?


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