It’s blog swap day! Woot woot! The first blog swap of 2017! So what better way to start the blog swapping off than to talk about how I’m kicking 2017 off?! Be sure to check out how Kaitlyn is starting the year over on my blog today too!
There’s always something about starting a new year…it’s a time to clean the soul, purge, and get ready for something totally new. Okay, okay, have I ever “cleaned my soul”? No. I don’t even know how to do that, but it does sound appealing right?
This year there’s been a few things that I’ve been doing in the last couple weeks to prep for a brand new year, new me.
Goal Setting has been huge for me this year already! In previous years, I’ve set goals for myself, but the more broad type goals, like the “do more of this”, “make more time for that”. This year I decided to go a different route and set some specific goals for myself. One of them is “Do a pull up.” Yes, that’s right. Just one. That’s all I need. I can’t do one, I’ve never been able to do one, and I’d like to be able to at least one by the end of the year (if not more!)!
Clean and Purge
I went absolutely nuts in this little apartment of mine and I cleaned every room! Like legit cleaned it. Like I first did a sweep of the whole place and picked up everything and tucked things away. Then I went room by room and went through all of the cupboards and closets and really organized the shit out of everything. It felt SO good! Now I’m ready to take on whatever 2017 brings into my home!
Set Up the New Planner
Out with 2016 and in with 2017 means out with the old planner (which I failed to use about every other month) and in with my new Moleskine planner! I honestly have been having a blast filling it out. I’ve been using it to help schedule blog posts and jot down ideas for new posts and it is really helping! I totally rely on it already!
Take Some Time to Unwind and Recharge
I don’t know about you guys, but the entire last month of 2016 was absolutely craziness. Lots of shopping, social events, holidays; it was just a whirlwind! We decided to spend the first couple of weekends of 2017 laying low, just giving ourselves time to unwind, relax, put stuff away, and have no plans whatsoever. It was perfect. Now I’m ready to PARTY! Bring on 2017!
What kinds of things are you guys up to at the beginning of this new year?? What helps you feel like you’re getting ready to kick some serious 2017 ass?!