Can you believe it there is only 22 days left in 2016. How are you planning to spend those days?
We all expect New Year’s Eve to be this huge thing, a time to get dressed up and celebrate with friends and family. Every year I can’t decide whether I want to go out, or stay in, I always have good intentions of celebrating in style but end up spending the night on my couch, eating pizza and watching movies. Then, of course, the unthinkable happens and I actually fall asleep, and miss the midnight countdown. With the new year I always feel like making a fresh start but why not start now. I still have 22 days left and there are things I want to do before the year is over.
This is the best time to get rid of all the clutter, anything that you no longer need, use or want. Purge your closet, garage, basement, kitchen cabinets, makeup stash. Get rid of the old and make way for the new. After all you have to make room for all the presents you are going to get. This will feel amazing come January, you will feel like you are really getting that fresh start.
CLEAN UP YOUR DIGITAL SPACE
When was the last time you backed up your laptop? Delete all those thousands of emails, old documents, pictures and videos. I recently cleaned up and backed up my computers and was surprised about how much stuff I store on there. Get a external hard drive and move over any old photos and docmuments to make room for the new ones.
PRINT OUT THOSE PHOTOS
My kids love looking at old photo albums, unfortunately I don’t print photos that often anymore. I have so many pictures that I haven’t printed out yet, not to mention all the empty photo albums in my storage as I get a new one every time I travel. The time between Christmas and New Year is the best time to get it done. Putting those photos in an album can also be a fun to do with your family. Makes for a great family night.
CREATE NEW GOALS
I don’t like calling the resolutions as I like to save that for New Years, call them goals. Write them down and make a plan. Set small, but effective goals for yourself, maybe a small goal to preceed your New Years Resolutions after all there is only 22 days left before 2017.
TACKLE YOUR PROBLEMS
Don’t wait till January to tackle those things on your list you never want to do like taking your car in for a tune up, we often put those things off. You’re not doing yourself any favors- because that little problem sits there somewhere in the back of your head, and it bothers you. You keep pushing it away and pushing it away, but it somehow finds its way into your mind.
If you really want to get that fresh start, you have to start preparing for it now.
BUY A NEW PLANNER FOR 2017
This time of the year is perfect for buying a new planner. All the planners have just hit the stores and the it always makes you feel great to pick out the new accessory that will help me plan an exciting year ahead.
Here are some of my favourite planners out there right now!
What are you planning to get done, before the end of year?