shireena house of sheens new year resolutions python leather singaporeWith 2018 right round the corner, it’s only appropriate that we make time for a little reflection. At House of Sheens, we decided to talk to our founder, Shireena, about 8 of her New Year resolutions. We hope it inspires you to make the most of your best year yet.

#1 – Make new connections, and oil the good ones

shireena house of sheens new year resolutions python leather singapore“When we get stuck in a rut, we end up missing out on a lot of interesting opportunities for having fun, improving yourself, and expanding your networks. I love meeting up with trusted friends and new individuals who inspire me to be a better version of myself.”

 

#2 – Encourage others daily

shireena house of sheens new year resolutions python leather singapore“You never know what one piece of timely encouragement can do for a person. One kind word can change the course of an entire day.”

 

#3 – Take more chances

shireena house of sheens new year resolutions python leather singapore“After all, the worst thing that can happen is simply failure.”

 

#4 – Learn to be more appreciative of life

shireena house of sheens new year resolutions python leather singapore“When things are not going perfect, it’s so easy to dwell on the negative and let the bad dominate the good. However, I find that once I start being thankful, no matter how bad the circumstances really are, things start looking up immediately. This also makes room for me to focus on a solution instead of wasting energy feeling sorry.”

 

#5 – Dress with style even on mundane days

shireena house of sheens new year resolutions python leather singapore“I think it’s so important to always look your best, but as a mother of two, honestly, there are days where I’m tempted to just throw on clothes and get out. I want to make an effort to treat myself well, especially when things are tiring.”

 

#6 – Spend extra time with the people that matter

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“There is just too little time in this life for us to waste it on insincere and toxic people who are going to leech off you. For me, time with family is most important. Don’t take your loved ones for granted, and don’t settle for lousy relationships.”

 

#7 – Volunteer and give more to charity

shireena house of sheens new year resolutions python leather singapore“My daughter, Lara, is a constant reminder to me to always have a childlike attitude towards giving and helping others. She started her Bully Free campaign earlier this year, and held a book sale, and recently spoke at the Singapore Expat Women’s Coffee session. That has prompted me to want to make more of a difference.”

 

#8 – Reinvent ‘you’

shireena house of sheens new year resolutions python leather singapore“I think we all need to regularly take a step back and have a good look at the person we are becoming. There are times I’ve had to catch myself and say, “Hey, that’s not how I want to be like,” or “I can do better”.”

 

We hope Shireena’s resolutions have inspired you. Sometimes, the greatest change starts within.¬†What are you looking forward most to in 2018? Make space for it by being ready.