Happy New Year!! Welcome to a whole brand new decade. After the fun festive period, it can suddenly dawn on us how a New Year has begun and we hurry to get ready for it. Or we just revert back to normal and don’t use it as a positive opportunity to give our lives a little boost.
Here’s a countdown to 10 simple yet effective ways to start your New Year the right way!
10. Do some of your favorite things
Within the first few days, when the festive slumber can take over, fill your spare time with favorite things. Maybe it’s a walk in your favorite place, having your family over for dinner, seeing your best friend for a coffee or watching your all time favorite film. Enjoy a few old faves to that start the year well!
9. Check out our physical environment
Have a look around and see how your physical surroundings look. Can you throw out some old papers and receipts? Is your cupboard cluttered with old clothes? See if you can have a little sort out to give you an environmental and mental cleanse!
8. Set some intentions
See our last blog about setting intentions for the New Year! Make them good, and make them last!
7. Book a holiday!
It’s doesn’t have to be something big - maybe a weekend away to friend’s, a week road trip along the coast or a spontaneous cheap escape. Having a break booked gives you something to look forward to when days get a little hectic!
6. Take a look in the kitchen cupboards
Over the festive season we can get a little over-festive and splurge on the treats. That’s perfectly OK, but the New Year is a great time to empty the cupboard of little naughties and food that you don’t need. And maybe give it a little refresh with some healthier, fresh, organic produce!
5. Give something back
With the clearing of clothes and ridding of food, you have the perfect opportunity to give something back! Maybe donate clothes to a charity shop, or food to a food bank. Maybe there’s a cause close to your heart you can spend some time volunteering for! Doing little things to help others can make a world of good to your spirit and others.
4. Refresh with a little me time
Give yourself a treat and have some ‘me time’. Maybe get a new haircut, get a spa treatment, go for that massage you’ve always wanted - anything that makes you feel good and refreshed for the New Year!
3. Buy a plant
Plants are a beautiful and organic way to make your space look brighter, add some fresh oxygen and give your a little mental boost as you look after your plant and see it grow into green spender!
2. Detox the darkness
Sometimes it’s good to reflect, and see if there is anything or anyone who is dampening your life or spirit. This isn’t such an easy task sometimes to be honest and cut ties, but we sometimes need to eliminate toxic relationships and habits that drag us down emotionally and mentally.
1 Do something that scares you!
A classic but a great one. Do something this month that scares you! It can be anything - taking yourself out for dinner, swim in the open ocean, resolve a disagreement with someone. Anything that will make you feel alive with courage and inner strength.
Start your decade the right way, and you never know what putting out these positive, amazing vibes into the universe might bring back!