When I think of New Year’s, I think of glitter. A ball drop, confetti rain, and a certain sparkly dress number comes to mind. But then the first Monday rolls around and a whole lotta “blah” populates my thoughts. Back to the grind. A black and white striped tee has taken the place of a gold sequined outfit and instead of a champagne flute, is a mug brimming with crappy office coffee. And the New Year suddenly seems quite a bit less sparkly.
So, I am here to commiserate with you maybe, but challenge you (and myself, lesbereal) definitely into incorporating some of that New Year’s Eve magic into the New Year. Because it’s not just another Monday at the office; it’s a beginning, it’s one of those deep breathes that seep all the way down to the depths of your lungs, and when you exhale, you feel renewed. A lot of us have set resolutions for the next 365 days of ways that we hope to better ourselves: fitness goals, financial goals, passion goals, maybe a combination thereof, and this first playlist is to help you get after those resolutions.
In the spirit of being held accountable, I’ll even tell you my 2016 resolutions! Where I would normally make big, ambiguous goals that encompass a whole lotta things, I decided to start smaller this year. Each month I’ll be focusing on a habit- either adding a good one, or taking away a bad one- in hopes the little efforts add up to reach my over-arching goals by the end of the year. First up, is upping my 3x weekly gym visit to 4 and take a calligraphy class. Needing some ideas for your own resolutions? Check out this post for some think-outside-of-the-box goals in 2016.
So, without further adue, the first Lux & Concord playlist of the year! Less eclectic than some of 2015’s, January’s was created for a boost at the gym, and a “go get ’em!” for those inevitable times you’re not feeling up to the goals you set, and to make sure you’re carrying over that NYE glitter into your everyday.
Here’s to a 2016 of obliterating goals, breaking out of comfort zones, laugh-till-you-cry moments, and a whole lotta magic in between!