New year, new me.
It’s the time of year when many people began to reflect on how they’ve spent the last 12 months – what they’ve accomplished, where they could’ve improved, and most importantly, how they plan to prepare for the new year.
December can also be a game-changing month for some, as many people push even harder in order to end the year on a high note.
We want you to know that whether you accomplished everything on your list of goals for 2019 or if you haven’t checked off anything – we are still proud of you and you should be, too. You’re alive, you’re still standing and there’s still endless opportunity to close the year with a bang!
Here’s 5 ways to prepare for 2020:
- Let Me Upgrade You. Check out your surroundings and do an upgrade. Upgrade doesn’t always equate to spending money. It could be something as minor as changing around your home décor or as major as cleaning house when it comes to those negative Nancy’s in your life. Do a self-check and find out what you’re encountering daily that doesn’t leave you happy and upgrade it with something new. This can, in fact, be spending your coins on something you’ve had your eyes on for a while or even picking up a new habit in order to better yourself.
- Celebrate Your Wins. You’ve gotta appreciate the things you’ve accomplished this year, despite that fact that human nature (and social media!) wants to only reflect on what you haven’t done. Sit down and make of list of something you did each month this year, no matter how small.
- Stop Putting Off Appointments. That’s right – go ahead and schedule that oil change that you’ve been putting off for fifty-leven years! More importantly, GO TO THE DOCTOR. Because your health matters. You’ll want to start the new year with new habits, and this is a great time to plan out any doctor’s visits, spa days, and more that you’ve been putting off. You don’t have to procrastinate any longer when you can just go ahead and book those things for the new year!
- What Have You Learned This Year? Life is filled with many lessons, list out some of the biggest lessons that 2019 has taught you. Take a step further and even detail how that lesson will change how you might approach things in the new year. Sometimes sitting down and just reflecting on those lessons will remind you of your own personal growth and that’s a great way to wrap up the year.
- Out with The Old and In with The New. Edit your wardrobe to make way for some new pieces in the new year. You’ll find that decluttering your space will make you feel so much better (and lighter) and you can also give to those in need by donating to your local Goodwill or charity.