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I hope you all are having a fantastic start to 2016. I’m sure many of you, like myself, have made a few New Year’s resolutions, and I’m sure that many of you, like myself, are not very optimistic when it comes to keeping them. Especially for the whole year. But here at Footwear etc., we want to make keeping resolutions easier and more exciting. So I’m going to share with you my little trick to keeping my resolutions.

First, how to pick your resolutions… this sounds easier than it really is as I’m sure most of you are aware. You are choosing things to commit to, lifestyle changes, new habits, different daily routines. Naturally, we are going to reject these at the start because going outside your norm and breaking your already established habits and routines is very, very hard! So when developing your resolutions, start broad and narrow it down. And most importantly, make it fun.

BE HEALTHY

There are a lot of directions you can go with health-oriented resolutions. The trick is to make it enjoyable and fun. For example, if your resolution is to go walking 3 days a week, make it a social event by inviting friends to join your walking club. Not only will you have people to hold you accountable, you get to hang out with your friends while fulfilling your health resolution.

Another fun way of getting into your resolutions is to buy things! I’m all for motivation shopping, and it’s true that buying that new pair of sneakers or workout outfit definitely gets me feeling good and motivated. So here are some of my favorite new athletic shoes that should give you that extra motivation to get moving on your resolutions:

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Other health resolutions could include addressing specific health concerns. Whether it’s the tense muscles in your back, or your aching feet, find a solution and attack it! The good thing about these resolutions is you’re getting rid of a problem and often times the solution is enjoyable. Back problems? Chiropractic or massage therapy. Muscle problems? Regular epson salt baths. Feet problems? Footwear etc. of course! Here are some of my favorite foot solutions for various aches and pains, including those caused by Plantar Fasciitis:

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FEETURES! RUNNING SOCKS W/TARGETED COMPRESSION

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OS1ST WS6 WRIST SLEEVE – FOR CARPAL TUNNEL & MORE

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BE FASHIONABLE

Don’t forget that sometimes the best resolution is finding ways to boost your self confidence and feel good about yourself. Part of this could be exercise, but there are several other ways of giving yourself a confidence booster: a new haircut, a few new outfits, new shoes (of course!), education (Skillshare is great for those with busy schedules), or even meditation!

As mentioned in the Be “Zen” this New Year: Vionic Active, Vionic has an amazing routine called the ZenFitness30 Method that is only 30 minutes long and good for all levels. I highly recommend you check it out! It’a a great body-mind exercise set.

Here are some of my favorite ‘Look Good, Feel Good’ shoes for 2016:

JOAN OLOFF LINDA

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REGARDE LE CIEL MARISI-22

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ZIERA LANA

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BIRKENSTOCK ARIZONA SOFT FOOTBED

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NAOT CALIMA

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ZIERA VENEZUELA

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!! from all of us at Footwear etc., and good luck with your New Year’s Resolutions.

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