Do you make resolutions? For the past few years I have tried to set realistic goals that I could implement in my everyday life- simple things that would have big long term effects.

One year, I resolved to get outside more during the day- not expecting that I would suddenly start taking five-mile walks every morning- but simple things like walking outside to get the mail, taking a conference call on the sidewalk; little ways to get some added Vitamin D.

Last year, I resolved to spend less time on my phone. There are days that I find myself mindlessly scrolling through Facebook for the eight-billionth time to see what my friends are doing instead of paying attention to what’s happening right in front of me in real life.

This year, I am resolving to take more time for myself. Even if it’s just 1 or 2 hours a week. As a mom and business owner it can be hard to put myself first, but when I do make the time to do something simple just for me, I find I am a better mom, wife and boss to everyone around me.

Speaking of taking time for yourself, did you know that your AVEDA Pure Privilege points can earn you prizes ranging from tea and candles to a 3-day getaway in Antigua? Two of our Ivy guests just got back from award bonus vacations and offered to share their experiences. So maybe your resolution for 2017 should simply be to earn as many possible Pure Privilege points and reward yourself with a vacation in Antigua. Hmm… maybe that will be my resolution too.