20 Ways to Start the New Year Right

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20 Ways to Start the New Year Right

Words: Danielle Williams
Photo Credit: Carolyn V

Now that the holidays have come and gone, I am preparing to say goodbye to this year and hello to what’s next! As the New Year approaches, I am taking the time to reflect on the previous one and think ahead to what the next year might look like. It’s a thrill to think how much has changed in that amount of time. It can be a difficult task recalling some experiences and emotions, but the ritual is helpful to process what’s been going on and how I might change or improve upon it moving forward. Here are 20 ways I’m starting this new year off right. Would you care to join me?

20 Ways to Start the New Year Right

1. Reflect on the past year. What triumphs and hiccups are worth remembering?

2. Write down five things you’re grateful for each week

3. Declutter your bedroom

4. Enjoy a face mask

5. Throw out all expired foods

6. Go outside

7. Do something creative

8. Donate any unwanted/unused items

9. Call a relative

10. Make homemade candles

11. Set an intention for each day

12. Re-read your favorite book

13. Cook an elaborate meal for yourself

14. Wash your face each night

15. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

16. Invest in your friendships

17. Do something nice for yourself

18. Enjoy some quiet time

19. Practice positive affirmations

20. Make a vision board for 2024

Danielle Williams is the assistant senior managing editor for Stampington & Company. She lives in Costa Mesa, California, with her husband, Casey, and opinionated cat, Holly Golightly.

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