Here we are in the final few days of 2017 and I have found myself with a lot of things left on my to-do list. That is because when January 1, 2018 arrives, I want to be ready to welcome it and hit the ground running with my goals. I will be sharing a post in a few days with my New Year’s resolutions, but for now I wanted to share some easy things you can do to set yourself up for success in the new year. You can tailor this list to add or discard anything but these are some things I will be doing this week:
- Wash your linens (sheets, pillowcases, towels, etc)
- Get a mani/pedi
- Buy your 2018 planner (I linked some of my favorites below!)
2018 Planners & Notebooks
- Write down your goals for New Years
- Get a trim (or in my case, chop off 2.5 inches!)
- Take a long walk by yourself to reflect on the past year (successes, failures and things you can improve on)
- Clean out closets, drawers and cabinets
- Clean makeup brushes
- Stock up on supplies (toilet paper, paper towels, shampoo, conditioner, etc)
- Get a car wash
- Clean up phone (delete unused apps and old photos, unsubscribe from unwanted emails)
- Grab a good book and RELAX! You deserve it!
I also wanted to include something else I will be doing that I thought was worth sharing for anyone interested. I got the 5-Minute Journal for Christmas and it encourages you to journal for five minutes in the morning and five in the evening. It helps to set intentions for the day and just focus your mind back to whatever goals you have set for yourself. There are similar journals out there, however I have heard so many good things about this one. I linked the 5-Minute Journal below along with some other meditation journals if you’d like to look into one for 2018.
I hope that some of these ideas help you re-center yourself for the new year. I always find that cleaning and organizing makes me feel more motivated to accomplish what I need to do. Let me know in the comments how you are preparing for 2018 and what you’re most excited for! And as always, thanks so much for reading.