A Better You in 2014

By Dana Fox

Happy New Year!  Today we get a fresh start at really making another year count. These are a few of the things I am going to do for myself, and I hope you’ll join me! I am focused on overall becoming a better person, and these things will lead me there.

Travel to New Places
I don’t travel much… at all. Even going to the post office is an adventure for me on any given day. If you’ve stuck around for a while, you’ll know the reason for this is my crazy agoraphobic mind. Still, I plan on getting out more and putting myself in those uncomfortable situations by traveling more. Traveling doesn’t have to be some well planned out vacation. It can be a quick roadtrip to a town you haven’t visited before just for the purpose of experiencing a new place.

Love Your Body
When you eat right and stay active, you’ll have more energy to do the things you love. Do little things, like making a smoothie every day. These past few months I’ve been in a bit of a slump but have a new elliptical I’ll be putting to use daily (hopefully I don’t eat my words) and will be more mindful of what I put into my body. Your body is yours and the only one you get, so why not make it feel good?

Create More
Creating is the essence of Wonder Forest. I encourage you all to get more creative and use your natural abilities to make art. I’m going to try venturing back into painting. Buy a sketchbook or write in a journal. Use your mind and your hands to produce things that speak to you.

Learn Something
What good is a year gone by if you haven’t learned anything? I’m currently doing a calligraphy course by Molly Jacques on Skillshare and learning more about photography. Learning is as simple as picking something you want to know more about and researching it.

Read More
When I was younger, I used to read non stop. Then life took over and I barely find the time to sit down with a book. Lately, I’ve been reading A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle and it’s changed my entire outlook on life. I recommend it highly. Read for fun, but also read to open your mind to new possibilities and ideas and to gain a greater knowledge.

How do you plan on spending 2014?

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Dana Fox
Dana Fox
About me

I am a country loving Canadian with a mind that never sleeps. When I'm not running the Wonder Forest blog ship, you can find me creating artwork for phone cases and home decor, whilst managing the daily tasks of Dana Fox Creative. Visit me at the links below if you wanna be friends!


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  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12126223327776563791 Adeola Naomi Aderemi

    Happy New Year!!!
    These are amazing points!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10449995020871387877 Debi

    I think I'll have to take some of these on board- I was happiest as a child when I was doing the majority of those things! x


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/13426265816612537109 Kiki

    Happy new year! Love those resolutuions :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11167691407303970475 Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara}

    This is so great!! Yes to everything!! I pinned it to remind myself! Happy new year!
    Sincerely, Sara

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/15418451506912869399 fashion written with a lipstick

    What a lovely post! Happy New Year! x x x

    Fashion Written with a Lipstick

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05210483962838261366 jessica rose

    I hope to travel more in 2014…..even if its just exploring parts of London!


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/14909363699163713328 JennyScribbles

    I have new year resolutions too!
    utilize my blogs-post in both of them at least once/week
    write in my journal regularly
    utilize my day planner
    join the gym and stick to a routine!

    hope your resolutions go fantastically!


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11925400078034072749 Hanna Lei

    I would love to learn new things this year! –Hanna Lei

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12264347012852047817 Natalie Loves Beauty

    This is great! Pinned :)


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/03717596404940319034 Jackie

    Lovely goals and hope you accomplish all of them and have a lovely 2014!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/03971941640646099249 Julia Bebre

    Happy New Year! : )


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04768224381949931453 Bekka

    Happy New Year Dana. I love your resolutions list and the little illustrations! Good luck with them this year, I hope 2014 is kind to you! x

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11918828667773345639 Jenn

    I loved reading your resolutions :) I make resolutions every year, and usually have some luck. Happy New Year!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12494558543312015305 Jenny

    Wonderful post and inspiration :) I am just like you and need to travel more haha it's always a scary concept though but I want to travel to London and Abroad this year as its something I want to achieve on my own and hopefully I can then feel more confident doing things I often struggle doing :) Happy New Year :) xx


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16956618623093352008 Kassandra

    lovely designed post 😀
    Im with you with most of those things. Actually I was planning on setting a little challenge for myself and maybe it would be fun to do it with a bunch of bloggers. I'm planning to pick something new to learn for each month of the year and then see how much I can learn in just 30 days. Things like drawing, a style of dance, running, cooking a certain type of cuisine anything really. Let me know if you would like to join me on this quest. (www.designeveryday.ca)
    Have the best year ever

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10588508304788464579 Kirsty Barrett

    this is a good list x

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/01363132407810235389 Ana Leote

    Happy New Year!


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/14690788322974621562 Anh | Feminine 23

    Oh I love the pic. It makes your resolutions so much fun to read. I love the "learn something new". It is always a great way to explore new things and also explore one self. I would like to put it into my resolution list too. But I need to take time put more thought into it to make it more specific: what new thing I want to learn. Otherwise it would be hard for me to achieve it. Cheers

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12032334080461568945 Bostonista

    What a beautifully designed post! I definitely want to learn new things and travel to more places! However generic that sounds :)


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/09017262104084728946 Abbey roxy

    This post really helped me fill the gaps I had in this subject. Been looking for something like this for ages but since this topic is so obscure, not many people are knowledgeable in it. Excellent work.
    jeux bebe

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/09251061608559607431 Caroline

    amazing post! happy new year xx

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04069263253462738369 MontgomeryFest

    i've been wanting to take a calligraphy course..probably on skillshare, as we don't have many calligraphers here in belgium. do you love it?