How To Make This Your Year | Five Things

How weird… This is the first post of 2016! I still remember writing last years first blog post so I don’t really know how to feel about it. But of course I am excited for the new year. The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to start over. In my latest blog post I talked about all of my favorite things and experiences from 2015. But sometimes you have to leave things, people and habits in 2015 just so you’re able to start fresh in 2016. The same for new years resolutions. Everybody makes the same resolutions at the beginning of every year but never can tick them off of their resolutions list. In this blog post I wanted to share five tips to make 2016 your year without making useless resolutions and disappointing yourself! 

First set one big achievable goal for yourself. Don’t make three thousand different goals, which you already know you won’t achieve or get to this year. At the end you will only be disappointed and that’s not what goals are ment for. Just think of one goals you know you can accomplish in a year. When your goal is achievable, you know you can do it. So it’s kind of motivating as well, which is good. This year I want to get fitter, eat healthier and blog more. I know I can do this, I just have to really do it.

To make 2016 successful, you definitely have to be productive. This is something I’ve learnt over the years. Always keep working on yourself and achieving your goals. It’s all in the little things. Even when you write a to do list of the things you want to finish that day, you are already getting a step closer to your goal. It’s also very important to stay organized while being productive. A printable calendar (like this one) can help you a lot. This way you have an overview of everything you need to do or finish.

I am someone that wants to keep learning something new every single day. This could be at work, an internship or just something random. You can even sign up for websites or download apps that gives you a new fact every single day. Sometimes I think it’s funny to go on one of these and learn something new. When I start my new internship I will definitely learn new things and skills everyday. I am happy about that because I hate being bored and not doing anything (am I the only one that feels like this?).

When I am always busy with stuff for school or working, I tent to feel unmotivated. That’s why this year I want to plan something fun to do every single month. I already have some things planned, like having lunch with my friends and go to the JoJo concert (which I am very excited about). It’s good to have something to look forward to. If you have more time to do fun things, you definitely should do them more often. But if you don’t (like me), make time to do fun things. It’s important to also have fun besides doing school and working all the time (I should read this more often to motivate myself haha).

Last but not least is to say yes to new opportunities. Why would you not take a chance and try something new? If nothing comes from it, you gained some experience. If you do get something from it, it would be sad if you would’ve said no. You will always gain something from it, mostly positive. You’ll grow from taking these opportunities, learn more about and develop yourself. After reading this, why would you say no?

Well, I think you’re ready to conquer all of the challenges 2016 will bring. Let’s make it the best and most productive year so far. I hope this post and five things have motivated and will help you. When you feel unmotivated, remember the quote in the photo above (it’s one of my favorite quotes of all time). If you want to know some of my blog goals (or wishes as I call them) for some inspiration, check my latest blog post (Aspyn Ovard’s latest video is also very inspiring)! What’s your goal for 2016? Do you think these five things will help you?




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  1. Paula Loreti
    January 6, 2016 / 4:44 pm

    This was so amazing! And it encourage me to do a lot of things. I love that phrase that say “ask yourself if what you’re doing today it’s getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow” So so true.

  2. January 7, 2016 / 3:24 am

    These photos are so pretty! I’m definitely the person making dozens of unattainable goals for the New Year, so this post really helped ^_^ ALSO heck yeah to saying yes more! It’s definitely one of my goals for right now

  3. January 8, 2016 / 6:30 pm

    Agreed! Productivity is definitely a hard one for me! Thanks for these tips, love your photos!

    xo, Alice | Alice + TYPENU

  4. Sophie Lee
    January 9, 2016 / 12:48 pm

    Great photos and thank you for such an inspiring post.

  5. January 9, 2016 / 5:04 pm

    De quote op de laatste foto vind ik erg goed! Zo denk ik ook altijd 🙂

  6. January 9, 2016 / 8:57 pm

    Such a great post! I love the idea of planning something fun for each month. With school and work, it’s great to give ourselves a little break!

  7. Alice
    January 11, 2016 / 9:01 am

    Amazing tips, will keep them in mind!
    Fashion Soup

  8. January 11, 2016 / 11:32 pm

    Have a nice year <3 <3 <3

  9. January 12, 2016 / 12:12 pm

    Leuke post en mooie foto’s!
    Een fijn 2016 gewenst X Elaine

  10. January 13, 2016 / 2:20 pm

    What a wonderful post, Neeltje. I definitely agree with everytihng you’ve mentioned. I left behind a lot of things in 2015, did what I had to do to seperate myself from everything and went in 2016 with a clean slate. I’ve been making decisions based on one sole goal (to be happy!) and it’s been so wonderful. I definitely have in mind to keep learning and keep grasping opportunities whenever I can.

    Cheers to you. <3

    May | THE MAYDEN | bloglovin’

  11. January 14, 2016 / 10:42 pm

    I think the best thing in this post was that picture of the quote “ask yourself if what you are doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow”!! Not that the rest of the post wasn’t great, but that quote really hit me. It’s a very important question. I have written about what I’d like to “see happen” in 2016, so it’s kind of like my way of setting loose goals. I think if I had to make one goal overall it would be to just live happily to the best of my abilities!!!

    Much Love!
    -Stephanie Eva

  12. January 17, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    Great post, I loved reading this! 🙂
    Aimee |

  13. Nienke
    February 1, 2016 / 5:06 pm

    Ik heb net je blog ontdekt via en ben druk aan het rondkijken. Superleuk zeg! Ik ben echt jaloers:) Hoe heb je deze site gemaakt? Daar ben ik wel erg benieuwd naar. Ik ga hier zeker vaak lekker rondhangen en je blogposts lezen! Super!

    xxx Nienke

    • February 1, 2016 / 5:10 pm

      Ah echt zo leuk om te horen! Dankjewel! Ik gebruik gewoon de gratis versie van WordPress 🙂 X

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