Starting the new year meaningfully can feel like a burden, especially with unnecessary societal pressure, it also can be a mindful and positive experience.
Whether you’re looking for a wellness retreat or need to spend the day in hibernation, as long as you do you, 2023 is yours for the taking.
Here are five ways to make the most of today!
CLEAN YOUR CLOSET
Yes, purging your closet can be a very cathartic experience. It can help you declutter and organize your space, and it can also be empowering to let go of clothes that no longer serve you. By getting rid of clothes that don’t make you feel your best, you can make room for new pieces that will make you feel more confident and stylish. It can be a fun and rewarding process to update your wardrobe and try out new styles. Just make sure to dispose of your old clothes in an environmentally-friendly way, such as by donating them to a thrift store or recycling them.
UPDATE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA
Update your social media accounts by editing your bios, handles, and taking down any photos you no longer want publicly seen. A quickly refined rebrand can actually be a good way to set your intentions for the year—describe both the person you are and who you strive to be. Unfollow accounts that don’t bring you joy and fill your feed with positivity.
HAVE A WELLNESS DAY AT HOME
Make a refreshing start to the year with a wellness day. If the spas are closed or booked up, plan a morning to evening regenerating day. Start with an easy-to-make smoothie followed by morning yoga. Spend the afternoon cooking up a healthy late brunch, taking a long nature walk followed by soaking in a hot bath, then, exhale the past year away and inhale the year to come.
If you can’t manage to get yourself outside, whether, for lack of warmth or energy, there are plenty of things you can do in the comfort of your own home. Cozy up with a few feel good books or organize old photos into albums and relish in good memories.
SPEND TIME REFLECTING
You’ve got a whole 363 days ahead of you, so feel free to pace yourself and start the year off slowly with enjoyable yet relaxed activities.