15 Ways To Start The New Year Right in 2024

Wanna start the new year right in 2024? Before we know it, 2023 is going to be over.

January 2024 is fast approaching, and soon we’ll be starting our New Year’s Resolutions.

Think about this question for a moment. What would it mean to start the new year right in 2024? Perhaps for most of us, it would mean some of the following:

  • Feeling energized
  • Feeling motivated
  • Starting on our goals

You can make these things happen by making smart choices. Here are a few things you can to help yourself get off to the best start for this coming time.

15 Ways to Start the New Year Right in 2024

1. Meditate on your hopes and expectations

Get yourself in a positive frame of mind to begin your year. Focus on what you hope and expect to achieve by the time it’s almost 2025.

You can visualize yourself being successful. You can pray every morning that you’ll make the best choices each day.

Our thoughts and feelings often precede the actions we take. Focus your thoughts and feelings in a positive direction to influence yourself into positive action.

2. Create an organized workspace

Clutter can be distracting. In the space you plan to do most of your work, declutter the things that aren’t helping you to maintain focus.

You can also fill your space with things that motivate you. A good thing you could hang on your wall is a vision board.

3. Have your goals planned out

Going into the year without your goals planned out will get you off to a slow start. While everybody’s trying to figure out how they’re going to achieve their goals on New Year’s Day, you can be ready on day one. Here are a few tips on how to plan:

  • Write your goals down
  • Write the things you’ll need to get started
  • Break your main goal into smaller tasks
  • Set a schedule for doing those tasks

4. Have an accountability partner

Think of somebody you’re close with and ask if they will hold you accountable to your resolutions. They can call you on the 1st and offer you encouragement as you begin working on your goals.

You can also have the person keep checking on your progress each week. It can help keep you motivated to get good work done so you can tell that person how well you’re doing.

5. Set a budget

No matter if you’re running a business, saving for a home, or planning for retirement, it’s important to have a budget. Having some guidelines to follow with your finances will help you save up faster to achieve your desires.

Here are some good resources on budgeting you can follow. I’ll also include some articles on good budgeting apps you can consider using.

Budgeting resources:
Budgeting 101: How to Budget Money – NerdWallet
Step-By-Step Guide to Make a Personal Budget – The Balance
6 Steps to a Better Business Budget – Investopedia

Budgeting apps:
The 7 Best Budget Apps for 2021 – NerdWallet
Best Budgeting Apps – The Balance
What Are the Best Budgeting Apps of August 2021? – Business Insider

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6. Be signed up for a course

Sign up for some kind of course that will help you do better at working towards your goals. It can be a leadership course, a business course, or just simply a course related to personal wellness. Any type of knowledge or information you can learn more about, have yourself signed up for a course on it for the beginning of the year.

7. Start a sleep schedule a week before

One of the most important things you’re going to need to be energized is rest. Don’t wait until New Year’s Eve to start trying to sleep earlier.

Prepare yourself by going to bed a few minutes earlier each day. It might even be better if you did this two weeks earlier. You’ll be more likely to get your body accustomed to the new sleep schedule and maximize your energy levels.

8. Have a light breakfast

Research has shown a large breakfast can make you feel more sluggish as your body starts digesting it. Eat a light breakfast to help you maintain a high energy level throughout your morning. Here are 28 energy-boosting foods and drinks you can consider.

9. Streamline your common day-to-day tasks

A lot of our daily tasks can sometimes take up a lot of our mental energy. Deciding what to wear, deciding what to eat, etc.

Have your wardrobe planned out for the week, or maybe even planned out for two weeks. Have a meal plan ready for the week too. For any other common tasks that take time, find ways to make those tasks simpler and quicker.

10. Set up some easy quick wins

A good way to build up your motivation is to give yourself quick wins in your day to feel good. Making your bed in the morning could be a quick win.

Getting to work on time can be a quick win. Find things in your day that you can accomplish easily to build up your momentum.

11. Create a positive morning routine

Establish a morning routine that energizes and motivates you. This could include meditation, a healthy breakfast, a short exercise session, or reading something inspirational. A consistent morning routine sets a positive tone for the day.

12. Practice gratitude

Keep a gratitude journal where you write down things you are thankful for each day. This practice can shift your mindset to a more positive outlook, improving your overall well-being.

13. Prioritize your health

Make your physical and mental health a priority. This includes regular exercise, a balanced diet, adequate sleep, and mindfulness practices. Consider scheduling regular check-ups with healthcare professionals.

14. Connect with others

Strengthen your relationships with family and friends. Make an effort to reach out, spend quality time together, and build your support network. Social connections are vital for emotional well-being.

15. Volunteer or give back

Find opportunities to volunteer in your community or support causes that are important to you. Giving back can provide a sense of purpose and connection to others.

What is the best way to start the year?

The best way to start the year right is energized, motivated, and ready to get started on your goals. All of these tips will help you be prepared.

The more prepared you are, the better chance you’ll have of being successful. Feel free to let me know how these tips to begin the year work for you. You can also share any ideas you have on how to have a good start to the year.

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