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How to have the best year yet?

January 8, 2018

Best year yet? Yes, it’s possible to have the best year of your life so far! It’s all about what we will make of our days which will then decide if we will have a year that we’re hoping for. Best year might mean different things or goals to you but I think that there are quite a few things which we can all do in order to have the best year yet! 

Personally, I’ve strongly set my mind on making 2018 the best year yet. I know that I can’t control or predict what life brings… but I surely can make sure that I do small things each day which will result in the year I’m hoping for.

I’ve started this year in the most relaxing and positive way – with a staycation at a hotel in a good company ( I will write more about my experience in the next post ). I had enough of time to just chill, do some “home spa” such as facial masks, mani-pedi and an obligatory pizza takeaway ( yes, it’s a good thing for your soul even if your butt disagrees 😀 ).

Here would be some thoughts which have crossed my mind that I’d like to share with you. It’s not a bulletproof formula to having the best year yet but you can definitely try to “apply” them and see what happens.

To have the best year yet:

  1. Surround yourself with the positive people. Don’t let your peace and piece of mind be stolen by the people who don’t deserve your time or are constantly letting you down.
  2. Try to be active and eat healthy as much as you can but don’t obsess about this either. Life is meant to be enjoyed and there are different activities or foods to eat which can help you in making this goal possible, being healthy but also indulging and just chilling when you feel like. 🙂
  3. Understand that it’s better to collect moments and memories than bunch of materialistic things. Life is about experience and not about hoarding. I can say that I love beautiful things and I do fall for some stuff too quickly and can spend mindlessly but I’m making it my priority to think twice this year before I spend my money somewhere and rather put it towards creating memories and going on some amazing trips for instance rather than having another designer bag or whatever.
  4. Give to others! It doesn’t matter what or how much you give, but if you give from heart and without expecting anything back in return, you will feel great knowing that you’ve helped out somebody and that as much as it’s nice to receive, it’s even more grand feeling when you’re giving and helping out others.
  5. Travel and read! Travel as much as you can and read as much as you can, both will be such a soul food for you and will enrich your everyday life and possibly help you widen your horizons (figure out what you want in life) and get you inspired to grab your goals by the balls. 🙂 Travelling and reading changes you in the best way possible. Nobody ever said that reading a book or taking a trip made them feel worser. 🙂
  6. Stop comparing yourself! This is so important… I feel like more than ever before we are all SO prone to comparing ourselves, our lives, looks, heritage with everybody else and SO often with the people whom we don’t even know (yes, all those social media accounts which “have everything what I/ you don’t”)
  7. Be present and thankful for what you have! The more you can be present in the moment, the easier you can hear your own thoughts and carve the right path for yourself in reaching your desired goals and have a great quality of the daily life. By being thankful for what you already have you can only create more of greatness and goodness in your life. If you’re constantly stuck on repeating of what you DON’T have and being all beaten up about it, you will never have what you want and will be very unhappy by not noticing how much you already DO have to be thankful about.

MY OUTFIT: Dress (HERE), Blouse (HERE), Cardigan (HERE), Bag (HERE), Shoes (HERE)

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  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog January 8, 2018 at 8:58 AM

    Travelling and reading are great ideas! ❤️
    Exploring and learning new things is a goal for myself this year. 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    • Reply natali karppinen January 8, 2018 at 11:02 AM

      Thank you my dear, I’m happy that you could relate to this post. 🙂

  • Reply Marie January 8, 2018 at 9:31 AM

    Such beautiful pictures! You look amazing <3

  • Reply A TRENDY LIFE January 8, 2018 at 11:37 AM

    Travelling is always a good idea! 🙂

  • Reply Lizzie January 8, 2018 at 12:05 PM

    I love all these! Especially the collecting moments rather than things

    Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

  • Reply Mónica Sors - Mes Voyages à Paris January 8, 2018 at 2:00 PM

    Love how you styled this look! Adore the velvet dress!!
    Mónica Sors

  • Reply Amy Arnold January 8, 2018 at 3:59 PM

    These are all such great tips! I think the common theme in them is all the rich things in life that have nothing to do with money. Cheers!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Reply Josephina January 8, 2018 at 4:37 PM

    Thank you for this suggestions.

  • Reply Elena de January 8, 2018 at 10:02 PM

    Our plan: to smile and relax more during this new year!! 🙂
    Love your vintage look, by the way!

  • Reply telma January 8, 2018 at 10:33 PM

    Beautiful 🙂

  • Reply Lifestyle-Tale by Esther January 8, 2018 at 11:51 PM

    Darling, you look stunning. I wish you all the best for 2018.
    My year is fabulous so far. 🙂

    Lots of love, Esther

  • Reply Bailey January 9, 2018 at 3:14 AM

    LOVE these tips. You look stunning, too! XO

  • Reply Shannon Jenkins January 9, 2018 at 3:33 AM

    This is such great advice! I definitely look forward to having a great year! You look gorgeous! Love your bag!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

  • Reply jane January 9, 2018 at 10:35 AM

    Try to be active and healthy are on my list too.
    Love your list and this look too

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

  • Reply Michaelia January 9, 2018 at 11:03 AM

    Through cooking shows only, we get to know what it’s like to be a cooking professional.

  • Reply Elegant Duchess January 9, 2018 at 8:43 PM

    Agree!! I love travelling and creating new memories. I just need to find more time for reading xx

  • Reply kali January 9, 2018 at 10:35 PM

    wonderful tips and great looks!

  • Reply Karen January 10, 2018 at 12:54 AM

    Great tips! I bought myself a planner for the year and so far I’ve been good at accomplishing little tasks, I hope that it keeps me in track the whole year <3

  • Reply Alfred January 10, 2018 at 10:01 AM

    There are several things that we don’t do on purpose but somehow they affect others adversely.

  • Reply bonjourchiara January 10, 2018 at 1:49 PM

    I think being surrounded by positive people is really really important! xx

  • Reply Vale January 10, 2018 at 2:24 PM

    Dear princess, you are so wise! I do agree with you and your tips are so helpful. I wanna do the same! Especially being surrounded by positive people 🙂 it’s so important to focus on the good things in life. Please consider travelling to Italy so we can finally meet, hehe =) Kisses and you are always so beautiful…and green is one of the most flattering colors on you!

    new post

  • Reply Sabiha January 10, 2018 at 4:19 PM

    Woking hard not to compare yourself to others is so important and can be hard. Great post!

  • Reply Courtney January 10, 2018 at 5:32 PM

    Love these tips- especially to travel and read. Those are two of my goals! Also, you look stunning!

  • Reply Cindy Elena January 10, 2018 at 5:38 PM

    Yes to everything! Definitely agree with all the points listed. And I love your outfit you look so gorgeous, babe.

    xo | Cindy Elena

  • Reply Giulia January 10, 2018 at 10:34 PM

    I really love your words !
    Amazing look !


  • Reply Lauren January 11, 2018 at 1:38 AM

    This is such a great post and I love your outfit!


  • Reply Amber January 11, 2018 at 3:01 AM

    Beautiful photos are great tips girl! I definitely need start eating healthier again!! Happy New Year!

    Amber |

  • Reply Short Girl Long Jacket January 11, 2018 at 5:44 AM

    Beautiful photos, I love the green velvet! And I completely agree with your tips and they’re what I’m trying to live by this year too. Also thinking more positively 🙂

  • Reply jane January 11, 2018 at 10:36 AM

    Definitely a must not to compare ourself to others.
    Great start of the year babe

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

  • Reply Lizzie January 11, 2018 at 11:05 AM

    Travelling and reading are great ideas! ❤️
    I love you have a lovely 2018!

    Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

  • Reply Tiffany Wang January 11, 2018 at 7:23 PM

    This whole outfit is on point! And thanks for sharing the new year suggestions! The ones that I must do this year are to stop comparing myself and read more.


  • Reply Carmelatte January 11, 2018 at 8:56 PM

    You always look so chic and stylish <3

  • Reply Jessica January 12, 2018 at 6:59 AM

    What a lovely read. I love what you said here dear, especially at number 5. Sharing indeed is caring. By the way, love the velvet dear!

    Jessica |

  • Reply Jolien January 12, 2018 at 10:46 AM

    Love how you combined the dress, gorgeous!

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  • Reply Toks January 13, 2018 at 10:31 PM

    Will definately try to apply some of these. Love the dress and the cardigan. xoxoxo

  • Reply fatou January 20, 2018 at 7:50 PM

    love this look!

  • Reply Bea January 25, 2018 at 4:45 AM

    Loving your style! You are so chic. Would you like to follow for follow on Bloglovin? 🙂


  • Reply Jessie March 28, 2018 at 6:12 PM

    Love your style as always <3
    Best hat for women

  • Reply Balticdomini November 15, 2018 at 1:51 PM

    Very nice purse! 🙂

    May I know where did you get it from?

  • Reply Minah Lynn December 10, 2018 at 1:21 PM

    Thanks for this blog. Read this very late, but will take the tips with me for the year 2019! Your gray cardigan here looks so comfy!

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