13 Ways to Prepare Yourself and Your Home for the New Year

There’s nothing as exciting as the start of a new year

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There’s nothing as exciting as the start of a new year. Although we should view each day as an opportunity to start afresh, January 1st has been long celebrated as the day to press the reset button on life. To get yourself prepared to live your best year ever, here are 13 ways in which you can get your life and abode ready to receive all those blessings.

Get Rid of the Clutter and Organize

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Right before a new year is the perfect time to get rid of the things you don’t need in your house, office, and car. Throw the old out and room for the new. Declutter, and organize what is left over, in a way that makes your everyday items easily accessible, and your environment less stressful.

Let Go of What No Longer Serves You

Just as you should let go of physical items that have served their purpose, so too should you let go of relationships and people who you have outgrown. Work out things with those who are dear to you, but set healthy boundaries, and be OK with saying goodbye to those who have had their season and reason in your life.

Sage Yourself and Your Space

Burning sage is said to absorb and remove any bad energy in your space. It’s also scientifically proven to clean bacteria in the air. So feel free to sage yourself and your surroundings for a fresh start in 2019 (check with your doctor to make sure it’s completely safe for you!).

Make a List of Goals

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Nothing organizes life like a good list of goals. Write all the things you want to accomplish in 2019; you’ll feel great when you check each item off the list!

And/Or Make a Vision Board

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Vision boards are another great way to recognize and remind yourself of what you want in life. They allow you to constantly visualize and attract what you want into existence. And it’s a constant reminder to stay on task!

Tweak Your Diet (if You Need To)

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New year, new life. If you don’t feel as healthy as you should, feel free to tweak your diet to include more leafy greens, fresh water, lean protein, and other beneficial foods. Reduce, or eliminate completely any junk food, processed food, sugar, dairy, and anything that makes you feel blah.

Schedule Your Appointments

Nothing like January 1st to make the start of staying on top of important appointments. Schedule any needed doctor visits for you, the family, and pets; arrange for car maintenance, and feel proud of yourself for being such a responsible adult. Feel free to also schedule in some self-care, like nail and hair appointments, and massages!

Forgive Your Failures, and Press the Reset Button

Every day is an opportunity to start anew— please know that! But, let’s honor tradition and make a special effort on January 1. Forgive yourself for not being perfect, and know that there is always time to live the life that you want to, and deserve to, live. Press reset, and echale ganas, porque si se puede!

Create a Fitness Plan (if You Need To)

January is known as the month where everyone signs up for the gym. There’s no need to do this unless you want to; in that case, go for it! If you feel you need more exercise in your life (aim for at least 30 minutes daily), try going on a walk around your neighborhood, try a YouTube fitness class, or put on some music and move! Change it up so you won’t get bored, and do what makes you happy!

Start a Reading and Film List

Just as you should exercise your body, so too should you exercise your mind. A great way to do this, and to further set goals for yourself, is to create a fun reading and movie list. Take the opportunity to escape into great stories, learn about an interesting topic, and take a break from the tech.

Check Your Attitude, and Shift Accordingly

The end of the year is a great time for reflection. While you can’t change what happened, you can make an effort, and a plan, to change for the better. It’s a good time to check yourself (before you wreck yourself); change your attitude (if it stinks); and shift your perspective, and your energy, towards positive vibes only!

Make a Savings Plan

Whether we like it or not, money makes the world go ’round. Why not have some extra money to take that trip (or trips), buy yourself something awesome, and have an emergency fund that will ease your worries throughout the year! Whether it’s dedicated envelopes, a home safe, or a savings account at the bank, make it a point to save some money for those notorious rainy days. 

Clean Out Your Digital Clutter

The idea is to declutter so you don’t feel so stressed! This includes your emails, texts, screenshots, old photos, and other digital files you no longer need. It will take a while, but you will feel so much more organized and chill.

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