Give Yourself Permission to Start Fresh Before the New Year.

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  1. Kaliwood says:

    This post is great! You're so on point with the messy house and our lives lol. Little changes can help you reach your goals kjust as much as complete overhauls.

  2. Kaliwood says:

    This post is great! You're so on point with the messy house and our lives lol. Little changes can help you reach your goals kjust as much as complete overhauls.

  3. I'm really bad at that whole "setting things up first" thing. I guess we all have the potential to be.

  4. Meghan says:

    So bad at the whole setting life up first before going for the goal. I'm giving myself permission to let go of that today!

  5. I have such a hard time with this too, so it's nice to know I'm not alone. I have a horrible habit of making soooo many to-do lists with the very best of intentions and then I inevitably lose the list or it becomes so overwhelming lol…here's to the New Year!!!

  6. Erin LFF says:

    I needed to hear this today FOR SURE!! I try to start fresh each week with a to-do list and/or goals for the week. It's nice to have a Monday to start fresh, but the start of a new month really inspires me more than anything. Never a bad time to start fresh I think!

  7. I started reading your post, the metaphor of the cleaning your house, and thought yep, that's why people love New Year's and then that was the point of your post. Haha! I think I love the certain hope and freshness of the New Year, the first page of a new notebook, a new planner. But I also do not believe on continuing to dig myself into pit to wait to a new year, the first page of a new note notebook, a new planner. So while those things give me some extra oompf, yes, I very much believe you can start fresh whenever you NEED to. And I have.

  8. Awesome post girl! Nothing like a fresh start at anytime, and I need to be better about cleaning up first before trying to add new things to my life <3

    Green Fashionista

  9. Great advice! And no, you're totally not alone with the whole putting stuff off until you've did something else (especially on the laundry part). I've never really been big on new years resolutions simply because I see everyday as an opportunity to improve myself and make goals. This is a great post, thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Yelle T says:

    agreed – new years is a great restart button! there are times when i feel like i have so many things in the house, that i am giving myself more stuff to do and clean by having more items. so about twice a year, winter and summer, i like to find time to purge some things that take up space. i find that doing it in smaller rounds, rather than one huge spring cleaning, i find it more manageable. plus, winter and summer are the only times i am slow enough to find the time!

  11. Yes to this! As much as new year's is a new start to many, it frustrates me that that is when people always choose to make resolutions. Every day you can make changes or start a new you. Waiting till January 1 just makes all those people who already went to the gym regularly really frustrated…. not that I'm one of those people, but still!

  12. Jackie says:

    Favorite line: "If you don't like your life, change it. No matter what the calendar says"

    such good advice! ๐Ÿ™‚


  13. Becca says:

    This is why I don't mind Mondays so much. I feel like I have a reset button every single week.

  14. Happy Hazel says:

    I try to start fresh every monday and every new month. ๐Ÿ™‚ I need a lot of new starts! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. I start over a LOT …it's always nice to have a refreshed look on something.

  16. Lisa says:

    You really are inspiring me and motivating me this week ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. This is beautiful. Thank you for always writing such inspiring and motivating words!! <3

  18. Love this! I find myself in complete overwhelm sometimes and it's really hard to crawl out. I usually deal with it by doing just what you said everyone does at New Years, making an incredibly detailed list and then going to town checking off the boxes. I've found that I'm much better at life management if I break some tasks down in to daily 20 minute bursts (like cleaning my apartment). Hope you don't have anything that you feel like you need to start fresh!

  19. Hannah Olson says:

    I love the idea of starting fresh over the new year, and I usually try to think of a few goals (without truly calling them resolutions) but to be honest, I do love just starting fresh whenever I want! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love starting fresh when a new season comes, or when a new school year startsโ€ฆGoodness, sometimes I even consider every weekend a whole new start! And that's the beauty of life's journey – we can choose to have fresh starts whenever we need to! Thanks for this post and the reminder about starting fresh!

  20. I always think the beginning of a new month is a great time to start new goals – or even just tomorrow! There is no need to wait for an arbitrary day of the year.

    โ€‹โ€‹xx katie // A Touch of Teal

  21. jackie jade says:

    great advice to hear year round! i tend to get stuck in ruts and it's hard to get out of them until i really push myself.

  22. Crystal says:

    I'm one of those who thinks there are certain times to make changes. If I want to start something new (like I want to add a click to tweet link at the bottom of my posts) I always feel like I need to start on a Monday. So if I don't have enough time to prepare something for implementation over the weekend, but I have time Monday night, I still think I need to wait until the next Monday.

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