12 Resolutions to Make in 2020

The new decade is just around the corner. Something about it being 2020 makes it feel like a really big year. I’ve shared before that I actually really like new year’s resolutions. They get a bad reputation for being the time of year everyone does a crash diet and floods the gym for a month before going back to the same old routine. But you can’t achieve a goal if you don’t start it, and now is the time to start!

I’ve found that the most important part of setting a goal and sticking to it is to make it realistic. You are not going to work out every single day for the next year, so don’t tell yourself you will. But you most certainly can work out a few times a week this entire year, so why not goal yourself to that and see what you can do!

Here are ideas for 12 changes you can make this year to improve yourself in the new decade:

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Healthy Life Changes to Make Now

Not every life change has to be a sweeping new year’s resolution. In fact, the biggest changes you can make to your life are the little things that you do each and every day that add up. If you simply woke up 20 minutes earlier each morning to do yoga, that adds up to over 2 hours of exercise a week! Or if you swap out your daily $5 coffee for coffee made at home, you could save over $1,000 in a year (this stat fully applies to me…).

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Merry Christmas from Style & the Suburbs

I am excited to kick off the holiday week by wishing you all a Merry Christmas! I hope you get some time this week to relax, recharge, and spend some time with loved ones. If it’s been a hard year for you, I’m sending you my positive thoughts for better times ahead.

This week, I am looking forward to taking much needed time away from work, spending some time alone getting some quality running in, and spending time with my family and nephew for his first Christmas. As you know, I absolutely love decorating for Christmas, and I’m already dreading having to take the decorations down! I thought I would share my tree decorations from this year before it starts to drop all of its needles!

How do you plan on spending your holiday? Comment below!

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Stylish Winter Outfits You Already Have in Your Closet

I always find dressing in the winter to be the most difficult. When it’s warm outside, you can just throw on a dress or top and skirt and head out the door. With the frigid temps, you have to be both fashionable and practical, which can be so much more challenging.

The key to changing up your winter looks is to utilize what you already have, but pair it with the right pieces to feel appropriate for the season. It’s also important to keep footwear in mind. Ensure your pants or skirt lengths work with the boots you intend to pair them with– this usually means that they are short enough to not interfere with the top of the boot.

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Bathroom Remodel Update

We have officially kicked off the bathroom remodel! When I first bought my house, I did a little freshening up of my bathroom, but the time has come for a bigger overhaul. The parts of the bathroom that really need to be redone are the vanity, mirror, and floor.

The vanity and mirror were there when I bought my house and have seen better days. The mirror is made out of laminate particle board, which just doesn’t wear well in a bathroom. I suspect the vanity is original to the house and the wood is pretty gross and the top is a yellowed stone. I put in a new floor the first time I did my bathroom, but I just went with a basic tan tile. It’s not the worst look, but I would like something a little nicer and updated.

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Trip Recap: Shenzhen and Hong Kong

I recently took an overseas work trip to China. It was my second time visiting, and it was nice to know what to expect this time around to truly enjoy my time there! When we travel for work, the days are sometimes really long and filled with meetings, but it’s also nice to be able to travel for free and be able to stay in nicer hotels (and 12 hour flights in business class!).

Because we traveled over a couple of weekends, we also got a few free afternoons and days off, which were great, even though we mostly just sat at the hotel pools.

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