It’s that time of the year again.. It’s the New Year! It’s officially 2017! So the excitement, hopefulness and optimism has built up to what can be considered one of the most dramatic moments of the year. How are you spending your New Years? Did you go all out to a New Year’s Eve party or simply chill at home cosy in some pjs?

Whatever you did I hope you spent it wisely and had tons of fun. It has become evident to me that in the new year many people say they’re leaving the ‘fake’ people in 2016. What does that even mean? Were you carrying that person on your back throughout 2016 and you’re just going to leave them on the side of the pavement? I don’t think that’s how it works. I think instead of ‘leaving them behind’ why don’t you just tell yourself that this year you’ll be moving onwards and upwards to better things. You’ll meet a lot of people throughout your life and if you keep worrying about them and whether they’re coming with you or not you won’t be getting anywhere.

We find it so hard to just focus on ourselves, which is quite surprising to me because I think that in this day and age when diversity and differences are becoming accepted and even admired we shouldn’t worry about other people. It’s social media. It’s everywhere and you can’t escape it, you just have to have facebook, snapchat, instagram, twitter because everyone else does and you have to be constantly updated and checking it. Whet ever happened to simply buying the newspaper on a Sunday morning to keep up to date with current affairs.With social media following us everywhere it’s so difficult to get away from it and what other people are doing.

Actually I should probably correct myself, it’s not the fault of social media because on social media we see inspiring, motivational, dedicated and hardworking people that we can look up to and use as an inspiration. It’s our fault, for letting social media take over our lives and tricking us into thinking it holds such significance and importance. Why do people stare at the amount of ‘followers’ they have on instagram thinking that as the number rises it will somehow make them a better, more special person. Just think about that for a moment because I think it’s something we’re all guilty of.Getting so worked up by a pointless number under a picture because it’s not as high as you want it to be.

Do something because it makes you happy not because you want it to make you look like you are happy. This year, stop getting worked up about the likes and amount of followers you have, stop paying so much attention to what your friends are doing and possess. Keep your circle small this year, it’s less likely to break. Finally, focus on the things that are far more important than that. Your goals. Your ambitions. Your hopes. The people who’s company you can enjoy in the absence of a drink. You.

We hope your 2017 is one full of joy and happiness for you all, but remember that at the end of the day. This year will be as good as you make it.

Love Curls & S x

‘Happiness is a choice not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy until you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It will only come from you.’                                                                                                                                                     – Ralph Harston


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