It's almost the new year, and you know what that means: it's time for resolutions!
Love them or hate them, it's hard to deny the energetic pull of a fresh start in the new year. So whether you're making a list of goals you're determined to check off this year, or you're just looking to have a smoother morning routine, here are some websites that can keep you on track this 2017.
For general life/goals motivation:
Lifehack - a wonderful, catch-all, motivational site with articles about health and wellness; career, money, and relationship advice; and lifestyle tips in general. A must-read.
Mindbodygreen - another site dedicated to all-around health, this simple interface is as pleasant to the eye as it is to the soul.
stickK - don't worry about sticking to your resolutions when you utilize this site! Created by Yale University, this site allows you to set a goal, sign a "Commitment Contract," and get support from others with similar aspirations. And bonus: it's free.
Letters of Note - a gathering of authentic letters, postcards, and memos by famous people that are meant to both inspire you and make you think.
Tiny Buddha - as the site says, it provides "simple wisdom for complex lives." A lovely place for some inspiration!
For healthy living tips:
Whole Living - a site that provides healthy recipes, workouts, and natural skin care tips.
100 Days of Real Food - mother and blogger Lisa Leake describes how she and her family went 100 days without any processed foods, and how much healthier they became as a result. This relatable site will give you tips to start your own "real food" journey (btw, cutting out processed foods was how I became super fit/healthy!).
DIY Natural - rediscover the simple joy of doing things yourself. Making things from scratch was has never been so fulfilling!
Prevention - America's favorite mini magazine has a website that's just as awesome (if not more so). The best part is, all the advice is super-attainable.
ToneItUp - master trainers Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott will kick your booty into tip-top shape with their healthy meal and fitness plans.
For travel advice:
Nomadic Matt - a fantastic site with advice from an experienced budget traveler. Nomadic Matt helped me more than any other resource when planning my 4.5 month adventure to Europe.
Lonely Planet - from the creators of the highly insightful guidebook series, this website can be a one-stop shop for all of your destination-related questions.
Fodor's - detailed travel info and thought-inducing blog posts make this site a must-visit when planning any trip.
Adventure Journal - this simple site will stoke your passion for adventure with it's beautiful photos and straightforward posts.
The Blonde Abroad - this award-winning blog is written by a young, solo female traveler. Her advice about solo travel is spot-on (and prepare to be inspired!).
Productivity helpers/ idea generators/ career advice:
Todoist - no, that's not a typo (we don't know where the 'l' went!). Todoist is a to-do list maker and task manager, and lets you access these resources from a multitude of different tech--from phones, to tablets, to Windows, to email.
Lumosity - brain need a break? Use this site to play fun games and quizzes all intent on refreshing and re-sharpening your mind. How's that for a productive lunch break?
Pocket - this awesome tool lets you capture info, content, links, and images from the web and store it in one place. Researching just got a whole lot easier.
To Get Unstuck - creator of the Renaissance Soul phenomenon (more info about that on the site), the late Margaret Lobenstine created an empire for the people who had more than one career passion in life. If this seems like you, this site is a must.
Prolific Living - "be in love or don't bother" is Farnoosh Brock's (owner and founder of this site) career advice. If you need motivation to change careers, feel stuck where you're at, or just need a pick-me-up, her site's a winner.
Use the advice on these sites to help you stick to your resolutions this year, or to keep on creating the life that you want.
Cheers to 2017!
Kayla Maneen received her BFA in Creative Writing and minored in adventure and fun. After graduation, she worked on an organic farm in Ireland and taught English in Italy, and learned all there is to know about chasing sheep and eating long, leisurely meals with family. She is adamant about people living out their passions and reaching their highest potentials. Always follow that fire in your heart!