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Make 2017 a Joi-Ful Year

When the clock strikes midnight, put a big smile on your face…because we’re making it our mission to help you have a very Happy New Year. And that joi starts right now, with some really easy, actionable ways to elevate your heart…

 

1.    SET REASONABLE GOALS

Half of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, but only eight percent actually follow through, says Forbes magazine. One likely reason? Those goals are so lofty you’re literally setting yourself up for failure. So go ahead and vow to improve your life, but make those resolutions more manageable: Instead of vowing to earn 100K this year, resolve to network once a week. Trade the I’ll lose 50 pounds by July for a more do-able, I’ll keep a food diary for six months.

 

2.    MAKE SURE ONE RESOLUTION IS HEALTH-RELATED

Feeling good physically = happiness, so put wellness on the priority list by committing to something in 2017 that benefits your body: an annual physical on your calendar…an extra serving of green veggies every day (no, iceberg doesn’t count)…taking a walk during lunch hour…adding more water to your diet.

 

3.    ELIMINATE TOXINS

And by this, we don’t mean start a cleanse. We’re referring to people and habits that bring you down and suck the joi right out of you. Whether it’s deciding to ditch the drama in your life (i.e. reacting to every negative remark or someone else’s bad day), or distancing yourself from those who cast a perpetual shadow in your life, reducing emotional toxicity is the ultimate happy pill.

 

4.    GIVE YOUR HAIR A BREAK

…from damaging heat stylers. If you have to actually put yourself on hot-tool restriction (repeat after me: I will not use my flat iron more than twice a week), go for it. And make sure you apply a liberal dose of Joico Heat Set before you do succumb to the blow dryer.

 

5.    STOP COMPARING YOURSELF

We love glam magazine pics, YouTube videos, and Pinterest boards as much as the next person. They can be inspiring. Motivational. Creative. But when you start beating yourself up because you can’t get the winged eyeliner as perfect as your favorite vlogger; or your piped buttercream roses look more like dandelions, then it’s time for an attitude check. Remember, the definition of inspire is: to create a positive feeling in a person. Enough said.

 

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