How To Ensure Your 2018 Glow-Up And Have a Gemma Collins Year

2017 wasn't the best of times, was it? Brexit fall-out, Trump, return of the Nazis and that advent calendar that didn't reveal if Kylie Jenner was pregnant or not.

So how can you make sure you enter 2018 and make it your year, just like our Queen - the GC - made 2017 her year?

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Get Your Relationships In Order

In the closing months of 2017, we saw Gemma find her way back to one of her biggest loves, Arg. Whilst I'm not suggesting you should take back that prick that fat-shamed you, cheated on you and took the piss out of you to his mates - you can take your relationship by the horns and sort them out.

We've all been in relationships where we think, 'Just give it time.' Or, 'If X doesn't change by X then we'll break up.' But not in 2018. To ensure the biggest glow-up you've ever had takes place, you must ensure your relationships are healthy.

So make the break if you're not happy - YOU CAN DO IT. Or on the flip-side, ask that person out (or back out) if you think it'll be good for you.

Cut Out Toxicity

Our Queen is known for telling people about themselves. For not taking any crap. For ditching friendships and cutting out people that bring her down - so why not take this on board too?

I wrote about toxic friendships earlier in the year and I will be continuing to cleanse my life, in 2018, of anyone that doesn't support me, cheer for me or who is never there for me.

To really take 2018 by the balls, you can't have people around you that drain you and fill your brain space with negativity.

So ignore the text, cancel the begrudged meet up and fill your social calendars with people who are really on your team.

Show The Naysayers

GC is not one to have gotten to where she is without criticism. Over the years she's faced a barrage of abuse from internet trolls, the media and people close to her. They've body-shamed her, made fun of her and generally doubted her. But what happened during her glow-up in 2017? They became her biggest fans.

I've been lucky to escape most negativity as my readership (you guys who are basically my buddies) have always been kind to me, but should I face any nastiness, either online or in real-life, I'll be taking a leaf out of Gemma's book.

So in 2018, stay in your lane, quietly grind, prove everyone wrong, watch those viewers, readers and commenters become fans and prove to yourself, above anyone else, that you can do anything you put your mind to.

Get Back Up After A Mistake

The moment our icon fell through that stage, on TV this year, was probably one of her biggest moments. She could've been so embarrassed that she fled from the limelight and let all of the jokes and memes get her down. But she didn't. She took it in good humour and relished all of the extra attention it brought her.

Making mistakes and moving on from them is what truly ensures growth. Because if you never make any mistakes, you'll never learn how good doing something really really well feels like.

So this year, dust yourself off. Laugh off the embarrassment. Rise above and come back fighting.

Put Your Health First

Last year, Gemma admitted she had been trying to get more healthy (in her words) by exercising more and trying to lose weight. For her, that's what she deemed getting healthy. But really, health isn't about pushing yourself to be slimmer - it's about listening to your own body and what it needs.

In 2017, I made my first steps in trying to get mind-healthy by reaching out and getting help for my mental-health problems. I also changed my diet (which I know is a privilege) so that I felt better inside my body too. But there are a ton of different ways to get healthy, all that are suitable for some and not for others.

So make sure, this year is the year you tune into your body, you listen to what it tells you it needs and you give it to it. Because your glow-up needs a strong and healthy you!

Make A Career Step-Up

To top off GC's 2017 glow-up, she began new ventures into TV and signed with BooHoo to bring out a fashion line. Things she never would've thought were possible the previous year.

2018 is the year to assess where you are career-wise and make changes as immediately as possible for your own sake and sanity. If you're happy in your current role, work your arse off at it so that you can achieve everything you desire. If you're unhappy, look at other careers that interest you and start fiddling with that CV.

Revive Past Passions

Last year saw Ms Gemma Collins, Our Queen and Idol's return to her first love, TOWIE. After a break away to pursue other options, she decided a return was what made her happy.

So why not do more of that in 2018? Maybe there's a hobby you've given up due to time or other restraints. Or an old flame you haven't quite gotten over. Whatever it is, light those old flames and seek passions in your life that will make your heart happy.

Most Importantly, Do Yo

If there's one thing to be said for Gemma it's that she really doesn't give a fuck. And that girl knows how to put herself first.

So ensure your 2018 Glow-Up by following my tips above but remember, above all else, 2018 is YOUR YEAR. If you want to boss it, you can. If you want to hibernate, you can. If you find the pressure of making it 'your year' INCREDIBLY INTENSE AND PRESSURISING, then don't listen to my post, go at your own pace, do things you want to do that make you happy and remember to do you.

2019 is only around the corner anyway.

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  1. Saira
    January 2, 2018 / 6:20 pm

    Vix as always your posts always leave me laughing out loud and feeling SO motivated after reading them. You are literally spot on and smash every single of your posts! I have really learned to love Gemma Collins in 2017 – she really is a sass queen that doesn’t give a shit and is such an inspiration! I cannot wait to see what 2018 has in store for you my lovely – I can see you totally smashing it šŸ™‚

    Saira xxx

  2. January 2, 2018 / 6:33 pm

    To be honest, until now I’ve only ever seen Gemma Collins as a meme. Which is bad I know. But this post as really shown how well she handles life, and that in that aspect she’s someone to look up to. As are you! Great post, Vix!

  3. Giz aka GC
    January 2, 2018 / 10:14 pm

    Got to love the GC!
    Great post Vickster ā¤ļø

  4. January 3, 2018 / 7:03 am

    gemma fucking collins. she has single-handedly made my year worth living.

    miss meldrew, your posts never ever fail to put a smile on my face and a snort in my mouth.

    katie. xx

  5. January 3, 2018 / 10:33 am

    This made me LOL a lot. I love a bit of GC – she used to follow me on Twitter, but then she got too famous obvs šŸ˜‰
    I love her attitude and the fact she doesn’t give a fuck, something we all need to embrace in 2018!

  6. January 3, 2018 / 10:43 am

    I don’t really know a lot about Gamma Collins but I know tons of people love her. This post was hilarious however and she seems like a girl after my own heart.

    Happy New Year and all the best for 2018!

    Steph x

  7. Abi Street
    January 3, 2018 / 11:53 am

    I literally love this so much ahha!! We all need to be a little more GC

    Abi | abistreetx

  8. January 3, 2018 / 12:59 pm

    I love this!! Gemma was such a queen last year and everyone was talking about her, but when you break it down though there is actually a lot we can learn from her! x

  9. January 3, 2018 / 6:21 pm

    Yes, yes, yes to this post!


  10. January 3, 2018 / 9:08 pm

    Oh my christ, I am in love with this post hahaha! This is absolutely amazing šŸ˜€ Here’s to us all having a GC-style 2018 xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  11. January 5, 2018 / 1:20 pm

    This is so goddamn inspiring and I bloody love you for that!

  12. Emma
    January 8, 2018 / 10:28 am

    Great post Vix – I feel as though I have had a really positive start to the year … I’ve started work on my 5 year plan (I have year 1 and year 3 goals sorted already), I’ve started to cut out the clutter, made a promise to myself to stop buying material objects to try and make myself happy when the going gets tough and another to get my sh*t together this year – otherwise said 5 year plan will never come together.

    I’m determined to end 2018 in a better place than where I started it and who knows it may well reveal a whole new side of me!

    Emma |

  13. January 8, 2018 / 10:30 am

    I’m so up for 2018 being exactly this, it’s already the year for big changes for me, so i’m excited to carry those through and see how they turn out! Scary, but I’m certain it will be 100% worth it! Alice xxx