So…tomorrow is December 1st, 2015 — are you ready??? I mean, where did the year go right? What happened in your life this year? If you had 5 minutes of reflection time, could you even remember everything that occurred this year? Well, it’s not too late to finish strong and by doing so, you will put jumpstart the new year.
But before we start visualizing the new year (that will be a Manifest Monday post in December for sure!), we have to first ‘clean up shop’. That means do a mental sweep of all the items that would be considered ‘outstanding’ in your life for this year. Here is a short and sweet list of to-dos to help cut losses and secure wins before the new year hits.
- Do, Defer or Ditch: What were your goals for 2015? Maybe you had projects or ideas that were started in 2015 but didn’t work out or are still ongoing. Make an entire list of those items and either hustle hard to finish in December or put them on your list for 2016. Or, reevaluate all together: Would this project still bring you joy if completed? If not, ditch it. For example, if you have been meaning to change your home decor, do you still want to? Will it bring you joy? Then plan the time this Saturday and do it. But if not, ditch it. Or plan it for 2016. But the goal here is to make a list of 2015 goals/ideas/to-dos and be able to go through each item and make a decision. This last month of the year should be held for reflection and visualization. We have to clear out all the “things” of 2015.
- Declutter: Let’s take a look at your home. We have to get into every closet and every drawer. If you haven’t used it in 6 months — toss it. If it doesn’t bring you joy — lose it. The time is now, not later. You have to live your best life. And I don’t care how small or big your place is: it’s about valuing what you have, taking care of it and not living excessively (meaning you have stuff you don’t ever use and haven’t in years). And yes, for a fee, I can come to your house and help you myself. Ask my friends, I’ve done it for them. ?
- Focus: You, your life, is the priority. The more together you can get, the more you can serve and produce for others. Don’t be distracted by nonsense. Negative people, bad news, set backs. Believe you have made it this far and you can make it another day, another week, another month and year. Every day check in with yourself and see where you are with your to-do list and on your declutter assignments. This is the task at hand until the end of this month. We must make room for greater in the new year.
It’s a lovely time of year. A time when we can be joyous and generous to our loved ones and even strangers. I encourage you to remember yourself. Let’s not let disorganization get the best of us whether it be financially or in our home life. We can start greatly in the new year if we close up our loose ends now. You still have time.
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