New Year, New You – Get Organised for the year ahead
Out with the old and in with the new for 2022!
There’s no greater time than the present to get organised for the year ahead. The New Year is almost upon us and whether it’s for personal or business, getting organised is a sure way to succeed in your endeavours. You can’t plan to succeed if you fail to plan!
You may be wanting to start a new hobby that’s been on your mind for some time, taking your hobbies and interests further, improving your work ethic or even something as simple as introducing some order to your day-to-day. Here are our top tips for getting organised for the New Year.
DECLUTTER YOUR HOME - DECLUTTER YOUR LIFE
Throw out what you don’t need or haven’t used
Many people don’t like cleaning and yet there’s something oddly cathartic about it! Throwing away things from your home/workspace that you no longer use is but one way to declutter for a clean start. You don’t even need to throw them out, some things could be gifted to others who could make more use from them or perhaps donate them to charity.
Let go of things that didn’t work or you’ve found yourself no longer enjoying
Stop dwelling on things that you couldn’t control or didn’t go according to plan. It’s time to let go of all those things that didn’t work, whether it be relationships, hobbies or ventures that didn’t quite work out. If something doesn’t give you joy anymore then it’s time to let go of it.
Keep a hold of the good stuff
Don’t just go on a cleaning massacre, you don’t need to get rid of everything especially if it still gives you inspiration or enthusiasm. If you’ve got a half-done project that you still have so many ideas for, now is the time to get back to it and complete it. But be reasonable, if you know you’re not going to complete it, then it’s time to put it to rest.
Forgive people including yourself
Forgive and forget. Decluttering isn’t just for the material but for the mind and soul. It’s time to let go of any ill-will you may have gathered over the year. Sort out any outstanding bills, resolve outstanding disputes and be the bigger person. You’ll feel happier, lighter and ready for a fresh start.
MAKE A PLAN & STICK TO IT
Make a list of the skills you want to master next year
Even if you haven’t got a solid plan just yet, you know generally what you want to achieve so make a note of the key skills you want to master. It might be a skill that you think you’d enjoy, or it could be to increase your employability, both are worthwhile. Make sure that you also include notes on how you will attain this skill; do you need to do night classes, head back to college or self-teach?
Write down the big goals you want to achieve – break into smaller pieces
It can feel a bit daunting at first but think about the big goals you want to achieve next year. Are you looking for a promotion? A new career? Launching a business or even something as simple as arranging a holiday. These can even be more personal goals such as improving relationships or having more family-get-togethers – think of anything big you wish to achieve and then split it into smaller goals. On the surface, a goal can feel almost unattainable until you start breaking it down into workable chunks.
For example: you want to get healthier and lose weight. Break that down into manageable chunks such as doing exercise for a set number of days a week, eating only a set amount of calories or cutting out certain foods for a set time, schedule in time for a walk around the block or to the park. It’s important to make your goals attainable and measurable so include metrics that you can measure and keep track of. You’re more likely to stick to them if you set specifics and can track your progress.
Create a not-to-do list, no time wasting
It might sound odd, but life is full of reasons to procrastinate and avoid what you should be doing. We’re all guilty of it and there’s nothing wrong with it, but it can seriously eat up your time if left unchecked. So write a list of things not to do that are known time-wasters. We’re not saying to avoid TikTok forever, just perhaps only allow yourself twenty minutes a day of scrolling rather than 2 hours (we’ve all done it).
Make a physical plan – write it down
Setting it in stone is a great way to make a plan actionable, so the next best thing in place of stone is getting it down on paper. Write everything down, keep a journal and make lists. Keeping track of what you’re doing is the perfect way to keep on top of your goals. Once you’ve been doing it for a few weeks it’ll start feeling natural to simply write everything down!
Introduce CBD to your routine
You can’t start a new you without looking after yourself and improving your own routines. Plan in your CBD routine for when you need it. If you’ve got early mornings ahead of you, give yourself time in the morning for a CBD pick-me-up before you crack on with the day. If you know you’re going to have a busy day ahead, schedule in yourself for a CBD top-up whether it’s a couple of oral drops or a puff from your favourite CBD vape. And then most importantly, if you’ve had a long, weary day, make sure to unwind and relax. Nothing beats a hot bath followed by CBD creams and lotions to revitalise.
What are you looking to do for the new year? Let us know in the comments...