My favourite posts and videos from 2014


It's safe to say that this year has been filled with ups and downs, especially for this blog. There were times when I blogged every day but then I lost the motivation somewhere along the way when life took over. Well I am happy to say that I am back and I thought what better way to end this year than to share with you my favourite posts and videos from last year!

In June, I shared my Favourite Summer Lipsticks, finally starting to wear colour!

Also in June I met the one and only Caroline Hirons- my favourite bit about this post is probably my overly excited facebook post on Emma's wall.

I was on fire in June because I also posted the video I am most proud of so far, my Boots Collection

In July, I went to Disneyland and made this magical little vlog/video about it!

In August, I shared my Gap Year Experience with you, in collaboration with Jordan.


What was your favourite post on Living Life in Docs this year?
 

Tips for achieving your New Year's resolutions



It's that time of the year again when everyone comes up with big plans for the new year, which they end up forgetting about after a few weeks. So how can you make sure you will actually stick to your resolutions this time? Here's a few tips.

1. Pick realistic resolutions
"Go to the gym six days a week" is not a realistic resolution. Make sure that your resolutions fit in with your current lifestyle so they're actually achievable. Be realistic about what you actually can achieve, and even if that means it's a smaller goal, it's still better than realising you can't achieve your big goal and not trying after two weeks. Going to the gym once a week for the entire year is definitely better than going to the gym six times a week for two weeks and then giving up.

2. Set clear goals
Make sure that your resolutions are specific and not just things like "be healthy". Something like "don't eat McDonalds" or "drink 2 litres of water" a day are much more achieveable because they're specific so you can't get sidetracked and forget about them as easily.

3. Map out short term goals
My main resolution this year is to get organised and tidy, which is quite a big goal, but I've broken it down and written down exactly how I want to achieve it. So for example I have smaller goals like 'write everything down', 'make daily to do lists' and 'tidy before you go to bed', which make the big goal that much more achieveable.

4. Start as you mean to go on
If your goal is to work out more, work out on New Year's Day. If you don't start working towards your goal immediately you're likely to get sidetracked and bored. With my goal of being organised I actually started before New Year's Eve by getting new notebooks and cleaning my room so I have a fresh start and I can maintain rather than start from scratch.

I hope these tips were useful for you, make sure you check back tomorrow for my New Year's resolutions (including detailed plans of how to achieve them of course)!

My Christmas Day Outfit

In Germany we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day isn't particularly special, but this year we went to visit my grandma on the 25th so I wanted to dress up a little while still being comfortable, especially after eating loads the night before. I decided to go for a simple black skater dress from New Look and wore it with an oversized brown cardigan for comfort and warmth. I threw on some simple, low black heels (I'm starting to love wearing heels!) and some nice jewellery, which I think is what made the outfit more dressed up. My earrings were a Christmas present and I don't know where they're from but my pearl necklace is by Frieden. I got the necklace for my graduation and it's one of my favourite pieces that I always wear on special occasions because it's so simple and classic yet absolutely beautiful. Oh and if you're wondering who my adorable little sidekick is, that's my sister's teddy bear Carl, he wanted to be involved!





My 2014 Resolutions- How Did I Do?

So today I went back to my first post of 2014 to read my New Years Resolutions and see how I did. In summary: not too well.

1. Be healthier
I think I sort of semi reached this goal. I have times when I'm really healthy and then I have weeks when I just cannot be bothered and have pasta most of the time. I did do a lot more exercise though and pretty much maintained my weight throughout the year, which is quite an achievement for me as I tend to have massive weight fluctuations. I can also safely say that I have gained a lot of muscle *longingly looks at that jacket that no longer accommodates for my large biceps*

2. Be positive
Yeah I definitely failed massively here. 2014 has been a terrible year for me relationship wise so that definitely contributed to me not feeling particularly positive, especially over the last couple of weeks. However I have now (sort of) come to term with all of it so let's try this again in 2015, shall we?

3. Take more risks
Now this is something I definitely managed! This goal was mainly pole related and I can proudly announce that I let go all the time now and I haven't died yet! Although I did fall on my head one, but details... I've also started taking more risks in my life in general, like deciding to apply for an MBA in Canada!

4. Be organised
This is most certainly my biggest fail. I don't know what it is but I just cannot get organised. I think my brain is just hardwired to be messy and no matter what I try everything gets out of control within days. I absolutely hate this, it's not like I do it on purpose and the mess doesn't bother me, so I've decided to try and go in baby steps and continue to pursue this goal in 2015. One thing I have definitely managed is to stop holding on to everything and just throw away things I don't need, so that's definitely a good start!

5. Spend less money on things I don't need
I'm quite happy with the results of this. Yes I still spend a lot of money but a lot less of it is on makeup and clothes that I'll use once and I spend more on useful homeware, meals out with friends, holidays, concerts, and other things that make me happier. So now the goal for 2015 is to save more money!

How did you do with your New Year's resolutions?

 

Merry Christmas!


I can't believe it's already Christmas, this year has flown by! I know it's been very quiet on the blog front for me, I'll save you the long list of excuses but let's just say that I haven't quite been feeling myself lately. However starting in 2015 I want to be more active with my blog again because it is something I really enjoy, I just kind of lost the motivation to do it because to be honest I just felt like no one really cared what I wrote about on here. So if you stuck around and are still with me then thank you, and you will be hearing a lot more from me in the future!

For now, have a lovely Christmas and enjoy the time with your family or friends or whoever you're celebrating with! And if you don't celebrate Christmas, have a lovely Wednesday.

Love,

Allie