Top 10 Posts of 2016 — The Best Of HowToGYST

Top 10 Posts of 2016

I feel like 2016 was the year the blog really found its feet. I focused on providing quality content on a consistent basis. When a post wasn’t “just right” I held back on publishing it because, frankly, you deserve better than that. You come here for answers (and, hopefully, a bit of entertainment) so I refuse to churn out sub-standard work just for the sake of saying I’ve published something that week.As a perfectionist, I don’t think I’ll ever be 100% happy with a post, but I’m learning the point at which I still feel it’s quality work. And, frankly,… Onwards! ->

My 2017 Resolutions — All 12 Of Them!

Advance warning that some of you will be a little horrified by one of my choices. But hey, my body, my rules.What follows are 12 things I plan to achieve in 2017. Yes, you heard me, 12. And not in a one-for-each-month sort of way. Nope, I’ll be working on ALL of these ALL of the time.If you think 12 is too many, consider this: I whittled it down from 24. What can I say, I’m a goal-setter and -getter. 😉 Onwards! -> Onwards! ->

How To Have Yourself A Minimalist Christmas

Minimalist Christmas | Simplifying Xmas | Minimalism | Simplify

It may come but once a year, but that doesn’t make Christmas any less stressful. Apart from all the cooking, cleaning, shopping, etc. there’s also all the extra “stuff” to deal with. This can be anxiety-inducing, particularly when you’ve been making a concerted effort to declutter. So how can you have yourself a minimalist Christmas in the midst of all the chaos? Onwards! -> Onwards! ->

Alternatives to the “17 Before 2017” Challenge

Alternatives to the "17 Before 2017" challenge, for when you don't have the time or energy.

Have you heard of the “17 Before 2017” list, where you challenge yourself to achieve 17 things before the start of the new year? (Mine is embedded below if you want to check it out.)If it sounds intriguing but you’re worried you might not have the time to complete it, read on for my alternatives to the “17 Before 2017” challenge, some of which will only require a few minutes of your time, and one of which (#9) will actually SAVE you time. Onwards! -> Onwards! ->