2016 New Year’s Resolutions

by Jessica on December 29, 2015

Written By Kelly

It’s that time of year again; time for reflection, reminiscing and resolutions. With 2016 just around the corner, here are some of the most popular resolutions, and items to help you keep them.

Resolution #1 : Get Healthy

The new year brings with it a fresh start that most take advantage of in order to get healthy. Stay on track with a Diet and Fitness Journal. Make healthier meals with the Veganomicon Cookbook by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero.  Align your chakras with Everyday Yoga by Sage Rountree. And most importantly, stay hydrated with a Tahoe Dusk 17 oz Swell Water Bottle.

Resolution #2 : Travel

If travel is your focus for 2016, browse through You Only Live Once by Lonely Planet for inspiration on where to go. Or, if you already know where you’d like to voyage to, place specific guides like Hungry for Paris by Alexander Lobrano, give great tips on where to eat and what landmarks to visit. Stay stylish on your journey with a Passport cover and matching luggage tag, or a cosmetic bag from Lug. Log your journey in a travel journal or store your travel photos in a photo album, for easy access when you want to relive your adventures.

Resolution # 3 : Get Organized

Say goodbye to clutter, and hello to the organization! If 2016 is your year to get organized, take a step in the right direction with an agenda from Graphic Image. Post- its and highlighters help you color-code your life! Keep track of your tasks with an adorable patterned to-do list note pad. And of course, no organized desk is complete without a file box and cute file folders. Not pictured but also helpful in reducing clutter is Decorating with the Five Elements of Feng Shui by Tisha Morris.

Resolution # 4 : Write

The new year jump starts creative flow for a lot of people, causing many resolutions to revolve around creating. For those resolving to write more, Check out On Writing by Stephen King. Write everyday with 642 Things to Write About from San Francisco Writers Grotto. Light a candle for inspiration, like this “Do more of what makes you happy” candle from Quotable Candles. Write down your ideas in a “Writers Block” journal, cleverly made to look like a a block of wood. Outfit your journal with a Leuchtturm pen loop and Parker Jotter pen so you are never without means to write.

Resolution # 5 : Read More

With the new year comes new books being written and released, as well as new found love for old classics. For those who have resolved to read more, 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories will help you get a jump start. Take a tour of 100 novels with Jane Smiley in her book 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel. Stay up late finishing that last chapter sipping some coffee or tea from a “Read More Books” mug. Mark your place with a  bookmark. This one reads “I like big books and I cannot lie!” Lastly, spread the joy of reading to others with a Vroman’s gift card.

If none of these fit your goals for the new year, come by and browse our New Year’s display for items that will help you with your resolution. Whatever your New Year’s resolution may be, we wish you a Happy New Year  filled with growth, happiness and amazing experiences.