Hello and happy final Friday of 2018.
Whoa. We say it every year but this year it’s totally true. This year went by SO DANG FAST. Did the year fly by for you? Because it sure did for me, and for nearly every person I talk to, too.
Remember how loooooong it took to finally get your braces off, or become 16 to get your first driver’s license, to go on your first date, and what about turning 18 and finally graduating from high school to become an adult? Each one seemed like a mother loving eternity. But each one was a first, a rite of passage, and marked something you’d never done before.
It’s a fact that time really does go by faster as we age. We get stuck in the routine. Things become mundane. Days turn into weeks and weeks into months and we feel like the year is one big replay of the movie Groundhog Day.
But this article says there’s a simple way to make the year go by slower, and it’s done by simply doing something different. By switching things up. Getting out of the same old routine. Adding some spice to life.
The key is to add a list of “firsts” to your year. So this year, instead of making resolutions, make it the year to try new things. Go someplace you’ve never been. Try something for the first time. Do it differently—whatever it is.
Create your list of intriguing but not totally out-of-the-realm things you’d like to try. And then simply do them.
Challenge yourself to bake a cake every week. Or make that road trip you’ve always daydreamed of taking. Learn how to stand-up paddle board, take a lettering class, or become a volunteer to inspire yourself thanks to giving to others.
Instead of middling in the middle, move to the front.
This year, choose to be extra.
Whatever you do, just choose to do something different. And watch time slow down as you savor every minute.
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Let’s make 2019 amazing together, and let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves.
Aw, 5 flights to spend the day with his daughter. That’s the cutest dad ever.
This prank is so funny, but also just plain rude.
Monday will soon be here…5 ways to make mornings more tolerable.
- The most Pinned homes on Pinterest this year.
- The 20 best cleaning hacks of 2018.
- The funniest New Yorker cartoons of 2018.
And looking forward: 10 most searched beauty trends for 2019.
- NYE prep (or prevention): Does this hangover cure really work?
- 6 hangover cures from around the world.
- 38 things you need if you don’t believe in resolutions.
- The 16 best things Bon Appetit added to its test kitchen this year. Flavor is looking fine!
This classic creamy chicken dinner is stew ready.
A baked breakfast fit for dinner.
Instant Pot recipe alert: Homemade spaghetti sauce.
15 5-ingredient appetizers that’ll put EASY into NYE.
And you’ll never go wrong with this classic app.
These muffins will put the glory in your morning.
THIS is a home gym? Crazy!
How to take beautiful pics on gloomy days and make things bright.
It’s the Nordies half yearly sale. AGAIN! Here’s some faves:
- If you have the bod, this dress will show it off in all the right ways at 60% off.
- My Ali Smudge has these sneaks and she loves them.
- Such a cute sweater (those sleeves!)
- If you haven’t gotten your teddy jacket yet, now’s the time.
- The softest scarf to wrap round and round.
- And the cutest measuring spoons to add a touch of class to your kitchen.
Okay! I’m off to enjoy some time with the family. Have a fab weekend and even better New Year everyone!
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