Now that we are officially in 2019, it’s time for me to get my shit together and start the year the right way. I am not really the ‘new year new me’ type of person because i feel like everyday is a new start and a new opportunity but i feel more empowered when we enter a new year. It feels like i can write a whole new chapter instead of just writing a new page.
Here is what i do (try to) to start a new year the right way and feel refreshed. These tips are based on my experience (lol) and lifestyle blogs i read from time to time. I also do it when i feel like i need a renew throughout the year.
Empty your phone. Store your old pictures on your computer, your external storage, your drive, icloud or whatever you are using. It will free your phone storage so you can fill it with all the new memories you are about to make this year. Do the same with your computer, delete all the old school research, useless downloads, etc.
Make a money plan. If you want to save money you need a plan, mostly if you are like me and tend to spend money until there is no more money, nada. So you need to fix a monthly budget and stick to it. Don’t forget to right down your plan. Or use, like me, the app Money Manager. You can have an overview of your income (and the source) as well as your expenses (and where the money goes) so at the end of the month you know where most of your expenses go (food for me aha not even surprised at this point). Plus, this app gives you a daily reminder to enter your expenses/income of the day. A must!
Visualize your goals. Know where you want to go, or visualize a part of the road to get there. But don’t forget, there isn’t an only road to your goals, you can always take detours or change your road and direction. I good way to help you visualize your goals is to write them down. Then, think about a strategy.
Don’t stress too much about resolutions and stuffs. You don’t necessarily need resolutions. I just need something to put my ideas and aspirations straight and resolutions is just a way to put a word on it. This is basically like you are still in 2018, nothing changed except the 8 so it’s never too late to make things great (wow i have too much flow).
Do a huge cleaning. As i read in an amazing book: ‘A Monk’s Guide To a Clean House and Mind’, cleaning your house actually cleans your soul and your heart. If you live in a dusty house, your heart will be somehow cluttered and your mind gloomy. I never heard anything more true personally. So, clean your house, like you cleaned your phone and computer. You’ll feel so much lighter and good.
Take care of yourself. I don’t know what is your pamper time like but find your routine or what works for you the best and just do it. Pamper yourself, have some ‘me time’. Everyday.
And finally, motive and boost yourself. Surround yourself with good people who love you and that you love. Find inspiration, in people and also within yourself. You can be your own source of motivation too. For example, create your own manifesto. I created mine and it is now taped to my mirror and i read it everytime i brush my teeth. It is a great way to remind yourself who you want to be, what you want to do and where you want to go.
And that’s it. I hope it helped you and that 2019 will be better than 2018 and that you’ll get to do what you want in your life! Don’t forget to comment, i really want to know your way(s) to start the year off right…, love.
How do YOU start the year the right way?