It’s that time of year, again. A time of reflecting on the past year. A time of making resolutions to better the year to come.
Question: How many resolutions have you made that you’ve actually stuck to? I know for me, I start out with all the motivation, the absolute best of intentions—and it lasts… maybe a month?
So, what can we do instead of making goals we know we won’t stick to? Instead of intentions that we promise to make last all year long, try something with a shorter lifespan—like a Fresh Start checklist! Here’s two things to make your future-self have an easier time, in the new year.
- Declutter (hold on, stay with me). As a fellow ‘I despise cleaning’ gal myself, I understand how un-fun this suggestion feels. But what I’ve found that helps avoid my feeling of overwhelm at such a big task… is to make the task smaller. Pick an area that frustrates you the most. Maybe that Everything Drawer you pretend doesn’t exist. Or maybe that pile of “I’ll deal with it later”—you know which one I mean. We all have one!
Then? Only spend fifteen minutes a day tackling it. (Yep, you read that right). Fifteen minutes is roughly the length of a 5 song playlist. Or part of an audiobook chapter. Or half a tv episode. Totally doable, right?
- Create a quiet corner oasis for yourself—and actually use it. If you’re anything like me, you struggle with setting aside time for creative activities that are just for fun. Too many other things take priority. But making time for ourselves is just as important. Even if it’s during a slow sunrise after waking up, or in the few minutes before settling in for bed.
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