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16 Things You Should Try In 2016

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1. Start a Memory Jar.

Put your memories into a jar so at the end of 2016, you can open up the memories and reminisce on your year. You can write down something funny that happened, an achievement, ANYTHING. Huge s/o to my friend Krys for telling me about this amazing idea.
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Put your memories into a jar so at the end of 2016, you can open up the memories and reminisce on your year. You can write down something funny that happened, an achievement, ANYTHING. Huge s/o to my friend Krys for telling me about this amazing idea.

2. Bake a microwave dessert in a mug.

Because who has time to actually bake a real cake. Get this delicious recipe here
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Because who has time to actually bake a real cake. Get this delicious recipe here

3. Listen to Spotify's Discover Weekly playlist.

The Discover Weekly playlists are the equivalent of personal DJs making you PERSONALIZED playlists. And most of the time, it's chock full of some great songs that you can save. It's updated every Monday, so you get a fresh playlist every week.
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The Discover Weekly playlists are the equivalent of personal DJs making you PERSONALIZED playlists. And most of the time, it's chock full of some great songs that you can save. It's updated every Monday, so you get a fresh playlist every week.

4. Have a picnic.

Bring friends, food, music, and a camera. Go to a nearby park, or even a backyard. With good company and good food, there is guaranteed to be a good time.
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Bring friends, food, music, and a camera. Go to a nearby park, or even a backyard. With good company and good food, there is guaranteed to be a good time.

5. Learn a new dance.

Whether it's the classic swing dance or the Whip and Nae Nae, it's always beneficial to have a new dance move in your arsenal. Then, you can reveal your secret dance moves on the dance floor and every one will be jealous and shocked.
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Whether it's the classic swing dance or the Whip and Nae Nae, it's always beneficial to have a new dance move in your arsenal. Then, you can reveal your secret dance moves on the dance floor and every one will be jealous and shocked.

6. Start walking/hiking/biking.

Try to find time to get outside and do some relaxing forms of exercise. Tell a friend to join you so you can chat with them. Walking is also scientifically proven to significantly reduce stress levels.
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Try to find time to get outside and do some relaxing forms of exercise. Tell a friend to join you so you can chat with them. Walking is also scientifically proven to significantly reduce stress levels.

7. Start making healthy breakfasts.

Most of us don't have time to make nutrient-packed breakfasts, but 2016 can be the year we start trying. Some great (and quick) breakfasts here
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Most of us don't have time to make nutrient-packed breakfasts, but 2016 can be the year we start trying. Some great (and quick) breakfasts here

8. Start a dream journal.

Every morning RIGHT when you wake up, try to record your dream in a journal. We all have those moments when we wake up from an amazing dream--too bad we can't even remotely remember what it was about. You can try to interpret your dreams and link them to things that are going on in your life.
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Every morning RIGHT when you wake up, try to record your dream in a journal. We all have those moments when we wake up from an amazing dream--too bad we can't even remotely remember what it was about. You can try to interpret your dreams and link them to things that are going on in your life.

9. Learn about a new language and culture.

This could be as simple as watching movies in a different language, and trying to cook recipes of that culture.
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This could be as simple as watching movies in a different language, and trying to cook recipes of that culture.

10. Visit your local animal shelter.

Look up your local animal shelter to visit the animals or to volunteer. The animals are so sweet, and many of them have come from abusive homes. Who knows? Maybe you will end up giving one of them a loving home!
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Look up your local animal shelter to visit the animals or to volunteer. The animals are so sweet, and many of them have come from abusive homes. Who knows? Maybe you will end up giving one of them a loving home!

11. Start collecting.

Collecting is actually a very beneficial hobby. It helps your observational and organizational skills, as well as promoting commitment and determination. From coins to stamps--there is an endless field of options.
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Collecting is actually a very beneficial hobby. It helps your observational and organizational skills, as well as promoting commitment and determination. From coins to stamps--there is an endless field of options.

12. Get a life-changing haircut/hairstyle.

Instead of going for the usual trim, try something completely different! Do some research on the type of haircut you might want to get.
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Instead of going for the usual trim, try something completely different! Do some research on the type of haircut you might want to get.

13. Remove toxic people from your life.

Remove all that poison from your life. Delete their number, unfollow them on Twitter, block on FB, anything to help you eliminate their negativity from your life.
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Remove all that poison from your life. Delete their number, unfollow them on Twitter, block on FB, anything to help you eliminate their negativity from your life.

14. Write letters.

Write some hand-written letters so the art of communication is not completely on a digital screen. A hand-written letter is a nice surprise, as well.
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Write some hand-written letters so the art of communication is not completely on a digital screen. A hand-written letter is a nice surprise, as well.

15. Become an expert in something.

Brush up on your facts about something, anything. Maybe you want to impress your friends with your in-depth knowledge about chocolate, or giraffes.
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Brush up on your facts about something, anything. Maybe you want to impress your friends with your in-depth knowledge about chocolate, or giraffes.

16. Love your life.

Easier said than done, but start doing things you love and love what you do. You will rock 2016!!!
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Easier said than done, but start doing things you love and love what you do. You will rock 2016!!!

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