In order to prepare for the New Year there seems to be a laundry list of things to do! While this process can be overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be. Take a few moments and figure out what it is you need to get done before 2016. What’s at the top of the list? It can be something as simple as cleaning out your pantry. In case you need help figuring out where to start, here are 5 simple things to prepare you for 2016!
1. Schedule Time for Self-Care. | Scheduling time for self-care is something I’ve starting working on already. I’ve made 2 spa appointments, a facial and a massage, for next year. Take time to schedule a few self-care related appointments for 2016. Once a month is very realistic to make time for a facial, massage, hair appointment, or even a yoga class. You can even set aside time to read, catch up on your TV shows or do an at-home spa day for yourself monthly. Whatever you consider a self-care day, make the time.
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2. Clear Out. | It’s time to clear out your closet, pantry or bathroom cabinet(s) – out with the old, in with the new! If you still have spring or summer clothes in your closet, I won’t judge you. However, I will say it’s time to switch to your late fall/winter wardrobe. If you can’t fit an item, it’s time to get rid of it. When it comes to your pantry, check the expiration dates on all of the canned goods and packaged items.
3. Donate. | If you have you clothes, shoes, accessories or even books that you no longer want, head to your local Goodwill (or thrift store) and donate those items. If you find that you need a few more items to replace some of the things you’ve donated, try thrifting those replacements first. It’s a great way to save money and you’d be surprised at the affordable and useful gems found at the thrift store.
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4. Unsubscribe. | Throughout the year we all subscribe to certain stores and blog newsletters/email lists. At the time it seems like a great idea, but once your inbox becomes full of sale announcements and unrelated/random messages it becomes junk. My rule is this – if I haven’t shopped at a store or visited a blog/website in the last 60 days, it’s time to unsubscribe. Keep your inbox clean and clutter free in order to see those important messages that come through.
5. Reevaluate. | Reevaluating your wardrobe, habits, lifestyle and even your circle of friends is an important step to take when preparing for the New Year. After you reevaluate you may find that somethings and people don’t need to trickle over into 2016. That’s OK. With each season in your life it’s natural to let somethings go. Don’t be afraid to sit down and really think about what and who needs to stay and go.
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So tell me, what do you do to prepare for the New Year? Let me know!
As always, thanks for reading and following. I truly appreciate the support here on the blog, through social media, and even by sending emails. Until next time, stay blessed and be safe…XO!
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Great ideas. I especially need to take heed to the email junk. My inbox is becoming inundated.
Thanks, Glenda! My inbox was just ridiculous! LOL
Amy Ann says
These are really great and practical tips. Thanks for sharing!
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Esta Fiesta says
Right on time! I spent my morning unsubscribing and scheduling appointments over the next 60 days. Gonna spend my afternoon reevaluating what I need to clear out of my life before 2016.
😉 Clearing out is so refreshing!
Curvy CEO says
Great list! I’ve already signed up for dance classes come January to make sure I continue to get some cardio in…it has been a great way to ease back into working out when me also having fun! Also I’m already plotting and planning for a little getaway in late February…or perhaps early March. I will definitely need it!!!
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Thanks, love! And YES to dance classes. I’m going to take a few pole dancing classes next year too. I LOVE it! So freeing and a great workout. 🙂
Really good advice! I did #2 today but that unsubscribe is seriously overdue!
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Thanks, Robin! And yes, I am STILL unsubscribing. LOL!
Oh to Be a Muse says
I should definitely schedule some time to get my nails done. And I’ve been unsubscribing to so many places/emails — that’s definitely a must.
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Indeed! Thanks for reading, Cheryl!