My 2 essential life hacks to begin the year

I can’t believe it. I’m writing the last post of 2016. In a few days, a new year comes upon us. I’ve always liked new years. It brings with it the feeling that anything’s possible.

I’m not really a resolutions person but I do have a few new year habits.

One of the first things I do at the beginning of the year is to take a week to “fast” from the distractions of life (Facebook, Pinterest, Netflix — I’m talking about you!) In the 7 days, I quiet down, pray, meditate, take long walks and let my spirit hear what God has to say about my year ahead. Some years He whispers a passage, many years it’s only a word. I keep that word deep within me and throughout the year, I return to it for strength. And always, that word is sufficient. Why not try it for yourself as you ease into 2017? No matter what your beliefs are, taking time to clarify what’s truly important to you is always a good thing. And a good beginning to all things.

Second thing I do is get a new planner. I just love cracking open a new planner at the start of the year. Reams of empty pages, all waiting to be filled with goals, projects and possibilities. And the smell of new paper … aaaaah. Don’t you just love it?

See the journal I use on JulesHomeLife.