It’s the New Year. Time for new beginnings. Time to refresh. A lot of people use the New Year to re-evaluate their goals and environment. Personally, I enjoy setting new goals for myself each year and setting myself up for a successful year.
I’m here to share three ways that you can refresh in the New Year that I personally will be doing in the first few weeks of 2020.
clean your social media feed
Do you find yourself continually scrolling through Instagram unsure of what you’re following? Are these profiles bringing value to you and your goals?
If you are continually scrolling past images without engaging with them, then perhaps it’s time to follow or unsubscribe from them. Worst case scenario, you can always follw them again the future.
I did this last year year with many of the fitness influencers that I was following. I felt like the market was over-saturated and everyone was doing the same thing. One year later, I’m still going strong on the gym and my fitness goals, even without the influencers I thought I needed. I also did the same thing this New Year to set myself up for success with my low buy.
declutter your house / space
I declutter my clothes and makeup on a pretty regular basis. I like both of these areas of my life to be pretty curated, but I don’t keep up on the rest of the house as well.
In 2019, I started going through our basement cleaning old boxes with stuff from my college years. Not to mention, we are hoping to move houses in 2020 and I would prefer our house to already be cleaned of what is not worth moving.
On top of decluttering your space, I would recommend selling what you can on Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, Poshmark, eBay or a similar platform. If it can absolutely not be sold due to the condition or lack of value, consider giving it to a friend or family member that may use it, or donating it. Donating should be your last resort as not all items donated end up being sold in thrift stores.
refresh your workspace
During the holidays, most people put up decorations around the house and workspace. For me, after the holidays decorations come down in the dead of winter I can feel uninspired by my surroundings.
To get back into the swing of things after the holidays, take some time to add some “new” decor pieces to your desk at work or area where you get ready at home. This can be as simple as rearranging your furniture or moving items in your home to your current setup. You can also hit up your local thrift store for some unique pieces that compliment the room. Before going to the thrift store, be sure to go through Pinterest for some inspiration!