20 Things to Do Before 2016

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Cue the holiday music! We are officially less than a month away from a new year, though it seems as if I was writing my 2015 resolutions yesterday. For many of us, this time of year means a great deal of rushing to finish work and unending shopping trips despite the holiday cheer. 

Today I'm sharing my top 20 things to do before 2015 concludes to help you get organized for the next few weeks. Take a breath, relax, and read on:

1. Catch up with a friend
Reminisce on old memories & make new ones.

2. Thank someone.
For anything. This shouldn't start/end with Thanksgiving.

3. Pick up a new book
I'll admit I'm not the best with this, but upcoming travel plans will make that change!

4. Make that Black Friday return before it's too late.
I unknowingly bought two almost identical tops. Guilty.

5. Get a head start on holiday gift shopping.
Comment below if you would like a holiday gift guide!

6. But save some money too.
Start cooking more. Take the subway. You don't need another pair of black booties.

7. Explore.
Near or far. Take some time away from everyday life.

Taken on Acorn Street in Boston, MA

8. Plan ahead.
Whether it's for an upcoming trip or school semester, don't wait until the last minute.

9. Indulge in a good meal.
Because it's the holiday season, right?

Taken at Bluestone Lane, NYC

10. Then work it off.
The resolution that everyone states, but no one follows. Guilty again.

11. Acquire a new skill.
Before a new year starts, take that class you've been meaning to attend since 2013.

12. Venture out alone.
To a museum, or to lunch. I just recently learned the value of one's own company.

Taken at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

13. Create a holiday playlist.
Michael Bublé's album is still at the top of mine.

14. Decorate.
Even if it's not for the holidays. A little room upgrade can make all the difference in your day.

15. Don't wait to buy your New Year's dress.
Or you'll be stuck scouring Forever 21 for the least tacky one on December 31.

16. Donate some clothes.
Chances are you stocked up this past weekend. Clear out your closet with holiday spirit!

17. Spend a day in bed.
You deserve it.

Taken at the Villoid Pajama Party, NYC

18. But don't forget the hustle.
That to-do list isn't getting any shorter. But it will pay off in the end.

19. Reflect.
How was your 2015?

20. Get excited.
2016 is less than a month away. New year, new beginnings!

Taken in NYC, also known as home


  1. This is such a fun post to read! I hope you accomplish all of these :) Love your photos too, great post!
    xo Kiki

  2. I really need to start saving more but all of these pretty much sums up what else I need to do too xD

    Joyce // Joycentricity

  3. Great list and hope you accomplish all. Have a lovely day, Christina. :)


  4. Great post. I love all these ideas - I'll definitely be doing some

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

  5. love this post
    have a nice day

  6. Very nice things to do ♥


  7. What a great list! I wish you good luck with it! :)

  8. Great list, got me thinking of what I want to do before saying adios to 2015. Goodluck accomplishing some or all of the items on your list.

  9. Great list, got me thinking of what I want to do before saying adios to 2015. Goodluck accomplishing some or all of the items on your list.

  10. I love this post. I'm going to take a page from your book and follow a few of these things myself!

    I write Mademoiselle Meets Maquillage and Macaroons and I would love for you to give it a read. Maybe we can follow each other on Bloglovin?

    Deepti x

  11. Loved reading this post! Great ideas!


  12. Loved this post! I absolutely love the ideas, definitely still wanna spend a whole day in bed!

  13. Great tips, I need to do one of these suggested tips!

    RAYDANT Blog

  14. Loving this list! I'm definitely going to catch up with some reading!



  15. Such a nice post indeed! Great thoughts! Thanks for sharing! Have an amazing weekend!

  16. Agree with all of these. There is so much that can be done now before the new year. I can especially relate to number 4.

  17. What a fun list! I I'll definitely be participating in number 9 as much as possible before the year wraps up!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

  18. All such great things to do any time. Happy Holidays dear, and thanks for the inspiration. xo <3 /Madison
    Insta Living + Giveaway


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