Sunday, January 5, 2020

5 Simple Ways To Start Your Year Off Right

Hello everyone!
Happy New Year!
The older I have gotten, the less into resolutions I have been.
Resolutions are great, don't get me wrong, but when I don't stick to them I tend to spiral.
So, I don't regularly make resolutions anymore.
I do love me a fresh start and any excuse to organize though. 
As we head into the first full week of the year I thought I'd share a few things I have done or will be doing to help me feel refreshed for the New Year.

Update A Space

We all have a space we spend the majority of our time in.
Maybe it's your desk at work, a desk at home or even your car.
No matter the space, start the year by giving it a little refresh.
Organize the clutter, throw out what you no longer need and add some fun new items that make you happy.
I decorated my desk at my seasonal job with some washi tape, illustrations and quotes.
It took no time at all and made all the difference.
Now my little desk is brighter and a lot more fun.

Enjoy Some Uplifting Content

I love bad TV.
I mean LOVE it.
It's one of the things that helps me turn my brain off.
That being said, I do notice a difference when I binge hours of bad TV rather than intake some good content.
So, turn off that bad TV show, put down that gossip magazine and get some uplifting content in your life.
You know, the stuff that motivates you to do better and be better?
I have loved watching Reese Witherspoon's Shine On series.
It highlights women in different career fields that are making a difference.
You can find it currently on Netflix.
I also love listening to the Awesome with Alison podcast.
She is a girl that lets her freak flag fly while sharing advice on how to live your best life.
You can find it wherever you stream your podcasts.
I have heard amazing things about Rachel Hollis' books Girl, Wash Your Face and Girl, Stop Apologizing.
I haven't had the chance to dive into them just yet but I am excited to devour them this year.

Switch To A Reusable Product

If you are like me, you have at least one thing that will help you go green you keep meaning to do.
For us, it was buying reusable shopping bags.
Every time we go to the store and add another plastic bag to our plastic bag family the guilt would get real...
We finally bit the bullet and used some Christmas cash to invest in a few reusable bags.
I am excited to finally be helping the environment in a small way and to also get a drawer in my kitchen back.
So, whether you have been meaning to buy a reusable water bottle, add a second trash can for recycling or get some of them fancy aluminum straws, invest in it now and feel good that you are doing your part in some small way. 

Schedule Those Appointments

The holidays are officially over which means it's time to get back to the real world.
A few of my least favorite things happen during the first part of the year.
Taking down Christmas decorations, my yearly trip to the doctor and tax day...
We try to get these taken care of as soon as possible so we don't have to think about them until the following year.
It's such a simple thing to do but it makes me feel hella accomplished and adult AF.
Schedule your doctor's appointments, schedule your tax appointment and then if you are like me reward yourself by scheduling something fun.
This year I scheduled a stay at my favorite hotel for my birthday.
Now that's one appointment I am not planning on missing.

Clean Out A Cluttered Space

We all have those small areas in our lives that collect clutter like crazy.
Bathroom cabinets, mail cubbies, nightstand drawers.
For us, like most homes in America, it's the dreaded kitchen junk drawer.
These spaces are so small but collect random junk like crazy!
Take a few minutes out of your day and organize that space!
It really doesn't take that long and will make finding things SO much easier.

These are just a few simple ways I am starting the year feeling accomplished.
They are all easy and took me less than an hour to do. 
Do you set New Year's resolutions?
If so, what are some of yours for 2020?

All my love,

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