Well done for getting through January, which can be a miserable month, what with the combination of colder weather, short dark days and getting back into work mode after the wonderful Christmas break.
Thankfully there are plenty of ways to keep yourself busy and looking forward to the year ahead – important for helping to banish the winter blues.
So let’s get down to business – here’s a checklist of things you could start getting organised for the new year:
1. Bedroom – is it clean, tidy, inviting, calming and clutter free? If not, maybe it’s time to make it so. Same with the following areas and things:
2. Living room
4. Study Space
6. Work bag
7. Gig bag
8. Writing schedule – If you really want to write, then organise a writing schedule, set some deadlines and most of all – stick with the plan!
9. Paperwork – file it or recycle it.
10. Fitness routine – draw one up. Even 15 minutes working on a chosen area of your body can make a big difference.
11. Emails – file the ones you still want and delete the others. Unsubscribe from unhelpful mailing lists to reduce spam
12. Relationships – are they warm, positive, serving you in some way? If not, then maybe it’s time to move on, or set some boundaries.
13. Letters – check the info they contain is not out of date or still important. If not – bin these. Better still put them in the recycle bin.
14. Bills – do you really need to keep those old bills from five years ago?
15. Receipts – ditto.
16. Wardrobe – create space in your wardrobe for new ideas, by picking out things you haven’t worn over the past year, things you don’t like or that don’t fit, that don’t make you look or feel good – and give them away.
17. Art Space/Studio – wherever you do your creative work, organise it for optimum efficiency and productivity.
18. Finances – get your credit rating up. Streamline finances – put payment plans in place if necessary. Create a budget for controlling and or getting rid of debt.
19. Blogging calender – could organise it for the whole year and cut out wondering what to post next.
20. Finally, there’s being more organised about your diet and relaxation routine – always important for your overall health and happiness.
What do you think? Do you have a tip for being more organised for the new year and it’s not covered here? Have any of the above ideas worked for you in the past? Share your ideas in the comments