Are You Ready, 2020? Because we’re coming to get you….!
1. Create a Morning Routine
It’s something you do every single day – wake up, and transition from your sleeping self, to the self that is traveling/working/ running errands/whatever it is that your day entails.
SO why not make sure this time takes the shape of a routine that’s going to ensure you’re operating at our absolute best?!
It’s worth taking a little time out to figure out what you actually need in the morning:
- Time to wake up slowly?
- To empty the contents of your monkey mind into a journal so that it can’t run the show?
- To light a candle and honor your ancestors?
There’s no one size fits all when it comes to a morning routine but one thing IS for sure – the most successful people tend to have a morning routine, and stick to it. So isn’t it about time you got yours?
2. Clear out Your Wardrobe
How many of the items in your wardrobe make you feel like your best self?
Sure, they may feel comfy to the YOU that navigated the quagmire that was 2019, but how about the person you want to become in 2020? Does that person really choose to wear the saggy sweater and oversized mom-jeans?
Take everything out of your wardrobe at once (in true Marie Kondo style) and then one by one, pick up each item and decide if your best self wants to wear it, or if not. And if not, it’s got to go…
3. Construct a New (Authentic) Look
SO you’ve purged your wardrobe…. Now you’ll need to find a new one! But before you hit the shops, work out what you love.
A certain colour?
The way a certain fabric hangs?
Do you love an era, or a style?
For clues, think about the kinds of Instagram accounts you follow, or Pinterest boards you covet. But constructing a look, or a signature style isn’t about following a trend. This is about both the image you want to portray to the world, AND the clothes and accessories that will enable you to BE the absolute best version of you. But don’t think you need to sort this on one shopping trip… this could take some time, so enjoy the process!
In fact, why not let numerology help you with your new look? Click here to get your guide to your unique Power Wardrobe.
4. Get CLEAR on Your Goals
Sounds obvious, but what ARE your goals?!
- Do you want to move to a new city, or part of the country?
- Do you want to change career, or become self-employed?
- Do you want to reach a certain income level?
- Do you want to leave, or find a new relationship?
Not only will figuring this out clearly help you to actually have something to aim for, but it’ll help you to recognize success when you reach it!
5 Figure Out Your Finances
Do the grown-up thing, and create a spreadsheet of your income and your expenses. Be realistic. If you absolutely love your morning soy latte, then factor that it! Then see where you could tweak things a little to pay off some debt and start saving money. Make a plan and set up the direct debits and transfers to make it happen.
(And if you have income goals, then breaking them down like this, month-by-month will help you see exactly how much more you need to be bringing in).
6. Make Your Home a Haven
What does it feel like when you walk in your front door?
Do you feel like this is a place you want to be? A place that both relaxes and inspires you? If the answer is “no” then your home is not the haven it could, and should be.
If you spend a lot of your time at home either zoned out watching Netflix or scrolling through your social media feed, it could be that you are actually subconsciously trying to escape from your home environment: If the real world isn’t feeding you in a way that’s nourishing, then you end up looking elsewhere.
So the next time you’re at home, really feel into whether it’s a haven for you. And if it’s not, make it a priority to fix it! It may only need very subtle changes – like a commitment to keeping the kitchen clean and tidy, putting up some hooks or storage in the hall to hide your mess. Whatever it needs, make it a priority!
7. Schedule in Time for the People Who Matter
Are there people you wish you saw more of? Certain friends? Siblings? Inspiring mentors?
Grab your calendar and spend an afternoon scheduling in dates and making arrangements to see them. Simply setting up a morning coffee date with a friend once a month will ensure you keep in regular (actual face-to-face) contact with someone you truly care about all year long. If the appointment’s already there in plain sight on your calendar, you’re SO much more likely to keep it! And ensure this isn’t another year where you just got way “too busy” to see your friends.
8. Shift Your Attitude to Positivity
What’s the general tone of the running commentary you have running through your mind (don’t pretend – we all have one!) Are you critical, and judgemental of the people around you? Are you a nit-picker, who tends to see the faults, instead of the strengths? Or are you just neutral? Do you tend to simply drift along not thinking or feeling much at all?
Make this year the year you cultivate positivity.
- Seek out the good in people.
- Try to see them in their best light.
- Be thankful for as much as you can.
- Give compliments.
- Smile more.
- Say thank you.
9. Purge Social Media
Unfollow anything that’s negatively charged. Follow only inspiring and uplifting accounts. (Bear in mind that people you follow can be authentic, real, and still not wholly “positive” – this isn’t about whitewashing, it’s more about eliminating anything that’s downright negative. So much about Social media is unconscious consumption, so make it as conscious as you can.
Likewise, if you’ve posted anything on your feed this year that you’re not proud of, and still stand by, then delete it.
10. Walk More
How many journeys do you take by car, that you could do on foot?
How many hours do you stare at a screen when you could re-fresh with a 10-minute walk and then return feeling more invigorated?
It’s harder to do in the winter months, but whilst being so underrated, walking is such a great tool for fitness, grounding, gaining perspective and clearing the mind. And it’s free.
11. Slow Down
Do things more slowly. Do less of them. The chances are, that you’ll actually enjoy them a bit more, and appreciate the life you have around you a bit more too.
Then whatever you build, grow, and create in your life in 2020 will be rooted into this vibration of appreciation. Meaning it’ll last. It’ll bring you more to be appreciative of. And you, and your life as a whole, will shine just a little bit brighter than before.