2017 Resolutions

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2017 Resolutions

Hey there!

So I know this is a bit late because ‘New Year Resolutions’ are made in early January, but I needed time to really think about what I want to improve and change this year. I could just say the usual ‘eat healthily/exercise more’ but that never works for me. I am so jealous of the people who can make those kinds of resolutions and stick to them, but I can 100% confirm I am not one of them.

Also, I’m a firm believer that healthy lifestyle changes take a lot of time, so I try to avoid that kind of resolution as it usually leads to disappointment when 2 weeks into the year you’re sitting with a chocolate-smeared face and heavy heart… or is that just me?

So here are my top 4 resolutions that I want to do this year, which I’m hoping will help me begin to shape the life I aspire to lead.


Try new makeup

This might seem like a really ridiculous goal, but it’s the one I’m most excited for! Usually, I’m a ‘one makeup look’ kinda gal and I think I’ve used the same products since I was about 12 years old! So now that I’m 21, I think it’s time to branch out and try something new. I constantly see so many gorgeous looks on YouTube and Instagram that I’m normally too scared to try but this year I’m determined to give them a go. No more shying away!

 Get back to university

My most personal goal is to get back into university and finish up my last year. In November 2016, I decided to take a year out due to mental health reasons and so I’ve spent the past few months trying to build myself back up. I would say this is my main goal for 2017 as I want to push myself through and make my family proud of me, but imagining the achievement I’ll feel when I (finally) graduate makes me super determined to get there!

 Make more time for hobbies

I’m one of those people who likes to dip in and out of activities. Usually, I start with 100% motivation and then a) don’t see results or b) see other people are better at it, lose motivation and give up. This year is about changing that! For Christmas, I got every single crafting item I’ve ever wanted and so I’m determined to put them to good use. Blogging is definitely linked with this resolution too, as I’ve wanted to start a blog for years yet always managed to talk myself out of it, but here I am now. YAY.

Travel to new places

I think my travel goals are pretty different to the standard kind of travel goals. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to pack up and travel the world more than anything, but as someone who has never been abroad or on a plane (yes, you read that right) I think months of travelling would be a major shock to the system. For me, this goal is more related to pushing myself to do and see more things that I would usually shy away from. Plus, there are tonnes of amazing places in the UK I’ve yet to see, so I’m hoping to visit these before I start venturing off to faraway lands. This year I’d love to spend more time in Edinburgh, visit London and go to more concerts/events.

What are your resolutions for this year, or do you not believe in making any? Let me know what you think!

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  • Reply Tiffany Rawling (@TiffanyRawling)

    Brilliant first post lovely! Great resolutions. I definitely need to try more new makeup too, I literally wear the same make up every time I go out and never experiment with it!

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

    February 17, 2017 at 2:57 pm
    • Reply clairelouiisexo

      Thanks so much love! Tell me about it, here’s hoping we can break out of our comfort zones this year- let me know how you get on with it! xo

      February 17, 2017 at 3:24 pm
  • Reply Mon ☠

    I would’ve been in Uni today if I didn’t take all the mental-breaks. I’ll probably be 21 (like you) by the time I start University. I think it’s smart how you choose more realistic goals you might stick to then pick ones you’ll forget a week later. Best of luck

    February 17, 2017 at 2:59 pm
    • Reply clairelouiisexo

      It took me a while to realise it, but I definitely think that your own health is way more important than anything else – even if it doesn’t always feel like it at first! Thanks so much love, best of luck to you too! xo

      February 17, 2017 at 3:25 pm
  • Reply Masumah Jannah

    Hey, lovely post! I’m loving your heading fonts…if you don’t mind me asking where did you get it from? 🙂

    February 17, 2017 at 3:13 pm
    • Reply clairelouiisexo

      Thanks so much! I got them from Canva, it’s such great website to make your own headers and designs etc, I definitely recommend checking it out! xo

      February 17, 2017 at 3:26 pm
  • Reply Julianne

    Fantastic resolutions – its great you really took the time to think about them! I do the same because its too hard to stick to the generic ones like be healthy, get fit or, for me especially, stop biting my nails🙈 My new years resolution this year was to stop using my phone after I switched my light out for bed… but then it got stolen. Isn’t that the most messed up karma ever?! I’m going to write a blog post about it I think.

    Julianne x

    February 17, 2017 at 11:27 pm
    • Reply clairelouiisexo

      Thank you!! That’s such a good resolution as well – but oh dear, that’s crazy!! I’ll keep an eye out for that post lovely! xo

      February 18, 2017 at 10:54 pm
  • Reply teatimewithhann

    Wishing you all the best in accomplishing your 2017 resolutions ! You’ve got such a lovely blog ! I’d love if you could visit my blog and maybe even follow my blog. 🙂

    February 18, 2017 at 4:57 pm
  • Reply lolitambonita

    Oh yes you should go get back into uni girl… the force be with you. I agree with hobbies I have so many books to read and a sewing maching with a bag of materials! X
    Lola Mia // http://www.lolitabonita.co.uk

    February 19, 2017 at 8:14 pm
    • Reply clairelouiisexo

      Thanks so much, hoping to just get it over with! Me too, I got a brand new sewing machine and can barely use it haha! xo

      February 19, 2017 at 8:49 pm
      • Reply Lola Bellouere

        Oh god I have only just managed to make a pillowcase haha and Ive had it two years lol x

        February 20, 2017 at 12:52 pm
        • Reply clairelouiisexo

          Haha, well done you though! Would love to see it. I tried to practice some stitches and nearly blew the whole thing up!! lol xo

          February 20, 2017 at 12:53 pm
  • Reply AshleighJane

    Great post! Keep,positive and if you put your mind to it you can accomplish anything. As for the makeup I highly recommend NYX for trying out new looks. Their makeup isn’t expensive and good quality so it means you don’t break the bank if you don’t know what to buy!

    Ashleigh x

    February 19, 2017 at 8:19 pm
    • Reply clairelouiisexo

      Thanks lovely! Yeah I’ve been having a look at their stuff, definitely need a makeup shop soon! xo

      February 19, 2017 at 9:12 pm
  • Reply jodiedcmitchell

    Never too late to start your resolutions! Trying new makeup is definitely not a resolution I need, it’s more the other way round for me haha!

    February 19, 2017 at 8:20 pm
    • Reply clairelouiisexo

      Haha, good luck! Just feel like 2017 is the year for change xo

      February 19, 2017 at 9:13 pm
  • Reply Zoe Jackson

    Great resolutions. One of mine was to wear a little bit more make-up also even if it be just a little mascara, and to explore where I live a little more. What a lovely first blog post 🙂

    February 19, 2017 at 8:20 pm
    • Reply clairelouiisexo

      Thanks! They sound amazing, hope it goes well for you! xo

      February 19, 2017 at 9:13 pm
  • Reply beautywithdanielle

    It’s never too late for some resolutions, good luck and welcome to the blogging world! Hope you love it as much as i do x

    February 19, 2017 at 8:54 pm
    • Reply clairelouiisexo

      Thanks so much lovely, I’m sure I will – such a welcoming community! xo

      February 19, 2017 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply Jordanne | Thelifeofaglasgowgirl

    Fantastic goals! I really hope you achieve them all! Fingers crossed for you.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

    February 19, 2017 at 9:31 pm
  • Reply chelsiechelsiex

    Love this post. Best of luck with returning to university, it’s hard work but so worth it ❤ x

    C x


    February 19, 2017 at 10:17 pm
  • Reply Rach

    Lovely post! I definitely want to travel more too 😊xx

    February 19, 2017 at 11:54 pm
    • Reply clairelouiisexo

      Thank you! There’s so many amazing places to see!! xo

      February 19, 2017 at 11:57 pm
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