No matter what you did to celebrate the arrival of 2020 — whether you headed out to a New Year’s Eve party or kicked back with one of the best New Year’s movies — there’s one tradition everyone tries to uphold: making a New Year’s resolution.
You might be hungover on the sofa on New Years Day, or you could even be in bed at 2pm still (lazy bones!). Or perhaps you’re out on a new years day walk or meeting the family for lunch,
Me? I’m on the sofa. I’ve actaully done 5 little tasks which have made me feel like I’ve really kickstarted 2020 in a real productive way,.
The first day of the year is the perfect time to re prioritise your life and set goals for the months to come. So, I wanted to share the 5 little tasks I’ve started today, without much head space needed. Yes, you can do these hungover from your pj’s!
1. Have an email cleanse
I’ve literally spent the last hour going through all those annoying emails that end up in my promotions tab on my gmail account (I still swear GDPR isn’t properly working!). I unsubscribed from hundreds of retailers and news sites that I never really wanted to stay on their communications list this morning, and to be honest, I could have carried on for another hour!
The start of a new year is a great time for a big email cleanse, starting off the working year with a de-cluttered inbox
2. Start a new savings account
I recently read someone online – literally can’t remember where though to be exact – that a great way to save over £600 without realising is to do this little savings hack: every day of the year, starting from the 1st, put away the amount of pence to represent tha day of the year. So for the 1st Jan, you put away 0.01p. The second? 0.02p. The 31st of Jan? 0.31p. The 1st Feb? 0.32p. And so on until you put £3.65 in on the last day of the year.
By the end of the year you will have over £600 in the savings account, without even realising!
3. Revamp your food orders to encourage healthier meals
Everyone wants to eat healthier in the new year, but you should also try to eat more diverse foods too! After all, variety is the spice of life and good food is there to be enjoyed!
Why not do an Ocado online food order today? They usually give a discount for first time shoppers. Fill those cupboards with healthy, inspiring food to kick off the year.
4. Read a book
January is the perfect time of year to snuggle up with a new book. If you never have time to read (or think you don’t) why not try and get through a chapter on New Years Day on your sofa? Or, even just order a new one from Amazon today and make time in your new 2020 diary to slot in starting to read it?
Keep yourself accountable to this New Year’s resolution by opening a Goodreads account and reviewing each book you read. By next year, you’ll have a clear snapshot of how well you accomplished this goal.
5. Join a club to encourage a new hobby
Want to find yourself a little more this year? Hobbies are fantastic at making you more aware of what makes you happy. Starting a new hobby is one thing, but joining a club is also something to consider. It will help you meet new people in the process, and sites like Meetup can help you find a group of people with similar interests in your area!
I’m going to look for drawing and painting groups in my local area this year, to try and tap into my creative side a little more.
And there you go! One productive New Years Day on the sofa…