Hello, everyone!

As 2016 is coming to an end, (only a few hours left, can you believe it?) we are all ready to look back in the past year and start making new resolutions for the new upcoming year.  Despite 2016 being a good year or not, thinking positive and setting new goals is the first step to a creative new course in our lives.

Here are some of my resolutions for 2017.  I share with you only 5 of them but I have set more in my mind:


Getting and stay organized! So easy to say, so hard to achieve it. I have a huge list of things I want to do, things I want to complete and other things I need to finish in 2017. So, I have to organize all these in the best possible way.


Focus on my blog

I have started this blog in 2016. I didn’t dedicate enough time to it though, the amount of time I believe a blog needs to expand and have loyal readers and become well known. I know it needs to invest more than my time therefore I know that after my work, this needs to be my number one priority.


Eating healthy-exercise more

Spending hours and hours in front of my computer and following a not so healthy diet I know it’s  not the best for my body, mind and soul. It’s time to start working out (2-3 times every week would be a great beginning) and also time to start eating more healthy. (Apples come to me!)


Declutter all the way

There comes a time when you realize that you own too much stuff, (clothes, books, or papers, notebooks, etc) and you don’t really use, wear or need them. You are trying to find a tiny space in your wardrobe for a new sweater or for the new boots you recently bought and there is nothing left. Or you check out your photos and your documents, looking for that photo or that file and you can hardly find them. Same happens to me and I really need to declutter my home, my pc and my smartphone as well, in order to be more organized and more productive in the end.


Read more

Reading was always my addiction and the best way to escape away. When I was younger I used to read a lot more but lately I read only before I go to sleep. Last year a bought many interesting books and as I read only 1/3 of them I know it’s time to start finding the time to read more. ( in case you are interested in reading more in 2017 have a look in this reading challenge from Modern Mrs Darcy )

So, have you already made some new resolutions for 2017? Let us know in the comment section below. Whatever you have on your mind though, try your best and the best will come!

And as this is the last post for 2016 I would like to thank you all for being with me this past year. I wish you all the best from the bottom of my heart and may this New Year equip you with good luck, good health, good fortune and good times! Happy New Year everyone!

As always, thank you for visiting and have a great day!

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  1. January 1, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    These are all so lovely goals 🙂 Reading is so much fun! I wish I had more time to do so haha 😀

    • January 2, 2017 / 12:11 pm

      Thank you Sonja! One thing is sure, i will try and give my best.

  2. January 1, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    I’m at the same point of realizing I eventually want to monetize my blog and need to definitely put more backbone into content creation and promotion than I have been. I really need to up my own game when it comes to creating a posting schedule that really works for me.

  3. January 2, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    A posting schedule is something i need to start immediately too. Thank you for stopping by Heather. 🙂

  4. January 2, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    These are great goals similar to what I want to get done through 2017, especially blog related and reading more (I’ve really put my reading list on hold this year) D=

    • January 2, 2017 / 11:50 pm

      Thank you Kitty, hope you can find even a bit of free time to read.

  5. Sabra of Great Green Heron
    January 2, 2017 / 10:31 pm

    I love your reading challenge link. One year I read only books by women. It was eye-opening. I learned so much. By limiting myself, I actually expanded my reading.

    • January 2, 2017 / 11:52 pm

      Sounds so interesting and challenging at the same time! Thank you for stopping by.

  6. January 3, 2017 / 11:11 am

    Getting organized and giving more time to the blog will always be my first priority. I wish you succeed in achieving most of your goals. Wishing you a great year ahead. 🙂

    • January 3, 2017 / 12:28 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by! Thank you for your warm wishes Manavi! xo xo Helene.

  7. January 3, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    Happy New Year!! This is basically what I need to do as well. Especially the eating healthy and decluttering part.

    • January 5, 2017 / 11:50 am

      Happy New Year dear! Thank you for stopping by!

  8. January 3, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    our goal list is practically the same! Good luck & happy new year!

    • January 5, 2017 / 11:55 am

      Thank you Kaleigh! Happy New Year to you too!

  9. Leanie Foot
    January 3, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    I like the Nordstorm diary that you have posted here – looks really elegant and yes i must also start planning my things for this year and to some sorting or rather organizing my things before the year comes in full swing.

    • January 5, 2017 / 11:57 am

      Organized anything i think it’s helpful for everything. Thank you for stopping by Leanie!

  10. January 3, 2017 / 11:54 pm

    You have some great goals in mind! Focusing more on my blog is definitely one for me this year too?

  11. January 4, 2017 / 3:57 am

    All of your resolutions seem very appealing to me, too. Exercising and eating healthy are top priorities for me this year, maybe we could sustain each other on this. Good luck in accomplishing all your goals!

    • January 5, 2017 / 11:59 am

      Thank you so much Perla! Good luck to you too. I’ll try to post my progress.

  12. Kait
    January 4, 2017 / 10:15 am

    These are some great goals! I definitely need to declutter this year as well!

  13. January 5, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    Thank you for stopping by Kait!

  14. January 5, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    Happy New Year! Some of my goals are similar to mine; eat better/exercise more, decluttering, being more organised, etc. Here’s to making our goals a success this year 🙂 xx

    • January 7, 2017 / 12:44 pm

      Thank you Denise!Good luck to both of us!

  15. January 6, 2017 / 10:42 am

    Great goals! My goal is to enjoy the little things in life 🙂
    And monetizing my blog is one of the things that is high on my list!

    Good luck! XXX

    • January 7, 2017 / 12:46 pm

      I think your goal (enjoy the little things in life) is the most meaningful in the end!I am trying also to monetize my blog but eventually. Thank you for stopping by Elien!

  16. January 6, 2017 / 11:19 am

    I love reading New years goals and resolutions. Your’s are very similar to mine..i used to love reading but I haven’t read much last year so I would love to read a few new books this year. Let me know if there are any amazing books that you recommend.

    • January 7, 2017 / 12:53 pm

      Reading is really my addiction. I have started reading this week ”A strangeness in my mind” by Orhan Pamuk. And last week i read ”The light between the oceans” which i definitely recommend also.

  17. January 6, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    I love reading about other peoples new years goals. Mine are very similar to yours. I’ve started a reading challenge this year on Goodreads so I can be accountable and to read more.


    • January 7, 2017 / 12:55 pm

      Thank you Lisa. I have set 48 books for this year getting the challenge on Goodreads. Let’s see how we will end up. Good luck to both of us.

  18. January 6, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    Great post!! I am sooo with you on the declutter goal. I definitely need to go through my closet to sort through clothes to donate.

    • January 7, 2017 / 12:57 pm

      My closet needs to be cleaned right away too. Thank you for stopping by Mallory.

  19. Irina
    January 8, 2017 / 10:47 am

    Great goals! I want to start eating more healthy too. And some exercise would be great as well.

  20. January 8, 2017 / 11:23 am

    Thank you for stopping by Irina!

  21. January 9, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    Your goals for the year sound very similar to mine! We did a big declutter over Christmas so I’m trying to keep it that way and organised for the rest of the year – so far it has definitely helped me to feel better about our home and to keep it tidier. I’m also wanting to work on blogging and being healthy more, and having more balance in general more in my life.
    I’m looking forward to seeing how you do with your goals!
    Sian xx Rebel Angel

  22. January 13, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    I plan to declutter too !!!
    It’s a journey…

  23. January 23, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    Some brilliant goals for 2017… decluttering is one that I need most in my life haha 🙂 Happy new year! #BlogReqNYPost

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