How to Be a Better You In The New Year

2017 is almost here. Personally, I can’t believe how much has transpired within the last year, but at the same time, it’s time to stop dwelling on the past and get ready for the new. 2017 is coming and 2016 is almost over, so if 2016 was horrible to you, do a little bit of introspection. Looking at yourself to find a way to improve your life or being goes a long way in the grand scheme of things, so now we need to figure out how to be a better you in the new year.  Being a better you does not have to be hard, so I’ve narrowed it down to 5 things that you should implement or try over the next few weeks in order to be the best you in 2017. The Hat Logic - How to Be a Better You In The New Year

1. Love Yourself.

This is probably one of the hardest things to do, especially if you aren’t happy with your current situation. I’ve struggled with this for years, but when you take steps to learn how to love yourself, they really do pay off. Start off the new year by finding out what makes you love you, whether that means putting a sticky note on the bathroom mirror that reads “I Love Me” or saying it to yourself every morning, loving yourself will put you at a greater peace of mind and help you start off the new year on a good note.

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2. Get More Organized.

Organization is a struggle for most people. Raise your hands if you find that organization isn’t your strong suit! Being organized in every aspect of your life or blog is a big help when it comes to starting off the new year strong because when you try and plan for the year, you know a general or exact idea of what you need to do to be successful. I’m planning out my blog content for the next 3 months in my planner so I can be consistent since consistency on my blog and Youtube channel were such hardships towards the end of 2016. By being more organized, I will be less stressed in my real life, leading to a better me in 2017.

3. Be Open to New Things.

Say YES! Talk to that cute boy in the coffee shop! Go on that trip that your friends have been begging you to go on! Reach out to that influencer for coffee! By being open to new things, you can change how happy you are. What’s the worst thing that can happen? Someone says no? Don’t be afraid of the new and unknown and short yourself of an amazing experience, because life is funny that way, so you never know what can happen and go right or wrong in the future.

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4. Look at Where Life Went Wrong Last Year and Analyze Why.

In my life, I did a lot of things the wrong way. I could have handled a lot of situations and aspects of my year differently and I truly do regret how some things happened. Having a month with nothing but time allows me to introspect on how I reacted to certain things and how I think I can change for the future, which is a major benefit. Looking at where life went awry cannot hurt you, but it can help bring to light some of the reasons or things you need to change. Look deep into yourself and find a way that will help you be the bigger person and deal with these situations, because there is little doubt that they will never come up again in your life.

5. Look At Your Support System…Are You Really Happy With It?

Your support system is everything. Look at your support system and find out who is really supportive and the people you truly want to be in your life. Having a support system that is not constructive or positive to your life and goals can be detrimental because you will spend time focusing on what you need to change in yourself to make these people happy, when in reality, they need to help keep you happy. Happiness is not something to take for granted and your support system should be supportive (hence the name support system), so you can dwell on the things that actually make you happy and have people who will do everything in their power to help you get there. You don’t have to cut people off, but when it comes down to your ideas, find people who will support you, but tell you where you went wrong or things you need to change. Constructive criticism never hurt anyone, but make sure to find people who are actually providing constructive criticism, not people who just want to rain on your parade.

The Hat Logic - How to Be a Better You In The New Year

It’s always hard to make major changes in life, especially when it can turn life upside down, but with the new year coming around, there’s no harm in changing and learning from what went wrong this year. Life is a serious learning curve, so adapt and find how to make your life happier and better. Taking shortcuts in life don’t really pay off, so take the next 2 weeks and find out how to start 2017 on a high note so you can make 2017 the best year possible for you.

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31 Comments

  1. December 27, 2016 / 12:20 am

    Love these tips on how to be a better you ! Especially the look at where life went wrong and analyze why, its always healthy to reflect on the good and the bad, we all have room for improvement. Sounds like you are off to a great start to 2017 !
    xx,gracie
    snappedbygracie.com

  2. December 27, 2016 / 9:38 am

    I love this! I definitely think your tips were helpful so thanks for sharing love!

  3. December 27, 2016 / 5:46 pm

    I think I’ve got them all pinned down as 1. I’m extremely happy with 2016 2. I am seriously way organized. 3. I always talk to cute boys in coffee shops, haha 4. I analyze my life at the end of every day and see what’s wrong right away. 5. I have a great support system.
    But with that said, it’s always great to get a reminder of what’s important as it’s easy to forget these key points in all the holiday hazzle.
    Have a wonderful New Years Eve!
    xoxo
    Thomas

    http://www.thomasfalkenstedt.com

    • January 1, 2017 / 9:06 pm

      You’ve got it already done haha!!! Sounds like you did 2016 the right way, so you’re absolutely set for 2017!! I need to work on number 3 myself, so maybe you’ll be inspiration haha! Happy New Years Thomas!! x

  4. December 27, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    Great tips babe. Especially loving yourself. I always tell others, don’t expect other to love you if you can’t love yourself first. 🙂 I hope you had a great holiday!

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

  5. December 27, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    These are all simple but fantastic steps for a more improved year! reflecting and remembering the mistakes you made and to make sure you don’t repeat them is so so important!! Otherwise it’s hard to grow as a person I think.. and of course, love yourself 🙂
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    • January 1, 2017 / 9:07 pm

      That was definitely the hardest one for me, but hopefully it’ll all work out in the new year!

  6. December 27, 2016 / 10:12 pm

    These are such great suggestions! I’m so excited that the new year is starting! It gives us all a chance to start over! Love it babe!

    Linh
    http://www.xcapewithlinh.com

  7. December 27, 2016 / 11:32 pm

    I love number 4. If I look at things that already happened, it’s a good road map for the future. What’s the point of making mistakes or great strides if you don’t learn from them, right?

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

  8. December 28, 2016 / 1:20 am

    It’s so great to always reassess your priorities when a new year is headed our way. I like to reflect on the current year and really think about what areas I can improve on. Thanks for sharing with us these tips to mentally prepare us for 2017. I’ll definitely be doing some thinking and work on some New Years resolution. 🙂

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  9. December 28, 2016 / 7:38 am

    What an excellent read! These are all such great tips and steps to use for the upcoming year! I so agree with you here regarding the support system! This is something huge and that we must take time to really think about our entourage! Saying yes to positivity, enthusiasm and no to negativity!

    Bisous, Josie
    http://www.petiteandbold.com

    • January 1, 2017 / 10:06 pm

      Support systems are the thing I say to have the most!! They really do come in handy!!

    • January 1, 2017 / 10:07 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the tips and that they really do help in the new year!!

  10. December 28, 2016 / 11:57 am

    These are some really great tips to start out with in 2017! I definitely need to become more organized and this is something my boyfriend is thankfully helping me with. Blogging can be overwhelming at times, and organization is one of the keys 🙂

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

    • January 1, 2017 / 10:08 pm

      I’m glad your boyfriend is coming in handy haha! Blogging is definitely an organizers nightmare, but such a great thing once you figure it out!

  11. December 28, 2016 / 2:40 pm

    I agree with all these points, especially loving yourself, having a great support system, and staying organized! Those are definitely ways I try to keep my year great, and I hope to make 2017 even better by keeping that going!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

  12. December 29, 2016 / 8:38 am

    I’ve definitely had so many moments of introspection this year and need to get a start on my new years goals for 2017. Love your tips here though and especially loving yourself!

    Hope you have some fabulous NYE plans doll!

    Helen xx
    https://ch1k.com/2016-a-year-of-change

  13. December 29, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    I love your tips on self-reflection and improvement in the New Year! Each and every one of those are such great New Year’s resolutions to make. I’m so looking forward to 2017 and checking things off my list 🙂

    xo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

    • January 1, 2017 / 10:15 pm

      I’m glad these tips were good for you!! I hope you can have a great 2017! x

  14. December 29, 2016 / 7:59 pm

    #3 is on my list for next year. Great tips and tricks! 🙂

  15. January 2, 2017 / 10:07 am

    Those advices are really wise and Im quite anxious about how this new year will turn out to be but I will definetaly need to work in the number one and the third one.Being able to be open for new things can be quite frightening…Thanks so much for the tips.

    If you could have a look in my blog http://gravatar.com/debyonce

    • January 5, 2017 / 1:57 pm

      I have no idea why our fears mess us up, but hopefully in 2017 that can end!

  16. January 2, 2017 / 10:16 am

    Loved the tips especially number one and the third one cause for me thoae are the most difficult ones.I wonder why sometimes our fears take the best of us and prevent us from trying new things?

    If you could have a look in my blog http://gravatar.com/debyonce

  17. January 9, 2017 / 2:15 pm

    Very great tips babe for the new year!!! Really enjoy your content.
    Keep the great work!

    xoxo
    Marcy

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