I love the start to a new year. I am one of those people who doesn’t get sad after holidays, I get excited about a fresh start. The new year is a great time to start new habits, set goals, etc. So what’s not to love? There are 6 things to always do at the beginning of a new year that I find VERY helpful and can really make you excited!
6 Things To Always Do At The Beginning Of A New Year
Set Goals and Intentions: This is one of my favorite things to do. You can actually read my entire 2023 goals post here along with my word and intention for the year. I love doing this and then making smaller monthly goals to help me reach my overall yearly goals.
Clean out ALL THE THINGS: I feel like the day after Christmas I start this and go on a tangent about cleaning and organizing everything. But mostly this is a purge. I go room by room, drawer by drawer, and get rid of everything and reorganize. Nothing feels better than starting the year with an organized space.
Create ONE new habit: For example maybe this year you want to drink 100 oz of water a day or walk outside one mile a day. Just one thing you can add to your list. For me this year it’s doing daily brain dumps to help ease my anxiety. With a spiral notebook and a pen. Nothing fancy. One page a day.
Get a good workout in on day 1: Yes this is so key! It’s a great way to start the year and get back into the groove after all the indulging. I love to do a long Peloton ride and even a long walk if I can.
Switch out products/toothbrushes etc: Doing this on January 1st is great because then you know when to switch them out next. Changing toothbrush heads, razers, makeup that’s expired, etc.
Do a deep clean: The floors, baseboards, all the appliances, toilets, etc. Start the year with a fresh, clean out. Even light a candle. Or if you’re like me switch your Pura diffuser to a fresh scent!
What is ONE thing you love to do at the start of a new year?
A love starting the new year with a deep cleaning. It’s the perfect way to get things started on the right foot.
These are great ideas especially switching out toothbrushes on January 1st. Very easy to remember that way.
I should definitely do a deep clean. Setting goals is important too for a good start!
These are all great ways to start out the new year! I cleaned out things we don’t use and deep cleaned before Christmas, but after Christmas break, my house could use another deep clean.
Nnniiiccceeeee…when it comes to me, I prefer to sit alone and introspect about my past year and plan ahead for the future!
These are great ways to kick off the New Year! I am all about cleaning and decluttering.
I am in the process of cleaning out everything and doing a deep clean. It’s a lot of work but it feels so good to get it accomplished. It’s a great way to start the year.
Great things to do and love the deep cleaning. Something I’m doing right now. Thank you for sharing these great ideas!
This is such an inspirational post! I love your recommendation about creating a new habit! Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with goals, but focusing on one thing to make a habit is genius!
A good workout is pivotal in my day! Love the list, thank you for sharing~
That’s a good way to start a new year with purpose!
Coffee and everything mentioned here surely brings good karma for the rest of the year.