10 Easy Tips to Start the New Year Right

It’s the beginning of a new year. I don’t know about you, but I love a fresh start!

I’m not a person who makes a lot of resolutions, but I  like to reflect on the previous year, see what I did well, and see what I need to improve upon. I reflect on my personal (faith, family, friends) and professional life.

10 Easy Tips to Start the New Year Right


1. Do some Self-Reflection

At the beginning of the year, I always do some self-reflection. I don’t compare myself to anyone else. I look inward and remind myself that God created me to be me.

I have been placed here at this time in history, and I have a purpose. So do you! It’s up to us to actively pursue and look where God wants to use us.

2. Clear the Clutter

I use my office every day, and it’s a place that can get out of hand with clothes and boxes. I try to clean it often, but it’s nice to clear the clutter at the beginning of a new year and get rid of things I know I’m not going to use. I love a clean office!

I shared my home office reveal HERE.

10 Easy Tips to Start the New Year Right

Side split Crew Neck Sweatshirt (I’m wearing a small but it runs large, so I would prefer an XS)//Fleece Joggers (I’m wearing a small)//Long Sleeve Tee//Sneakers

3. Deep Clean the House

The new year is a great time to do some deep cleaning and get a handle on keeping your house clean. This takes me a little time because I do each room, and I try to clean out the closets too.

4. Clean out the refrigerator and pantry.

I’m not sure how these get so out of hand, but they do. We still have Halloween candy in our pantry! I like to get rid of expired items, and I try to keep as many healthy options as possible in the refrigerator and pantry.

Check out my My Kitchen Remodel here

5. Social Media Cleanse

I have a love/hate relationship with social media. It’s my job, and I have to be active on social media, but that doesn’t mean I don’t need some time away from it.

6. Eat Healthy and Exercise More

This is always at the top of my list throughout the year. I want to be as healthy as I can be and eating healthy and exercising is a must. If I get off track, I reset. Faster Way to Fat Loss helps me get back on track.

7. Set Some Goals

Every year I try to set goals. I try to set realistic goals, and I’m intentional about what I plan to do. I ask myself   “why” and “how” and then write down the necessary steps to achieve them.

I also feel like writing the goals down and keeping them in front of me helps to remind me of what I want to accomplish.

Last year, one of my goals was to hire an assistant to help with my business. It was way overdue, but thankfully, I hired Sidney at Seaside Creative, and she has been a huge blessing! We have some exciting things we’re hoping to roll out this year.

8. Set aside time for Bible reading and prayer

The more time I spend in this area, the less I worry, and the more I feel at peace.

9. Look for ways to serve

It’s so easy to get caught up with everything going on in our own lives, but I have found when I focus more on other people and serving them, it lifts my mood, and I stop worrying so much about the “what ifs.”

Last year, we headed to Georgia for the week and served at a kid’s camp at a local church. It was so fun to serve those kids and meet people from other states that were there working too.

10. Have fun and laugh more

Life has a lot of serious stuff, so I take every opportunity to have fun and laugh. I acknowledge the simple joys too! For me, a simple pleasure is enjoying a cup of morning coffee.

Proverbs 17:22a says A cheerful heart is good medicine. Laughing is good for us!

Stress hampers your immune system; a good laugh helps the immune system counter viruses and bacteria. Isn’t that interesting? Maybe less stressing and fear-mongering about all that is going on in our world with this pandemic could help us all out.

I’m not making light of the pandemic, but there is way too much doom and gloom. No one can handle that much of it and we need to look for good even amid challenging situations.

This year let’s laugh more, let’s have fun, and enjoy the simple things in life.

What are you doing in the New Year? Do you have any goals? 


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Beauty For the Heart™~~ I love what @cleerelystated shared about 2022:

It’s okay to have a hard time knowing how to maximize a year when so much has been uncertain.
But as we walk into the new year, may you know that JESUS IS CERTAIN.
He gives you permission to let go of what you don’t need this year and pick up more of what you do.
Less worrying, more praying.
Less judging, more serving.
Less complaining, more praising.
Less of the world, more of His word.
Whatever it is, MORE OF JESUS–
He is the peace + promise of every season.

Happy New Year! May His favor surround you on every side.

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11 Comments

  1. Love today’s post! I’m excited to spend some time reflecting on the year behind and the year ahead this week. 2021 was a rough one but God is faithful and constant and I’m thankful!

  2. This is really good! One thing I could use suggestions on is laughing. Much of our time has been alone, since Covid keeps on going around our friends group. Do you have funny shows or movies to suggest? Of course, our granddaughters make us laugh.

  3. This is a refreshing post. I’m so tired of shopping. I’d rather focus on other things. I’ve been busy going through my house/garage/basement and getting rid of pieces I’m not using. Not sure why I’ve held onto things but it’s time to rehome. Some I have given to friends, some donated, and others sold on Marketplace. I’ve also started on a healthier eating regimen. Time to put away the indulging of the Christmas season.
    Here’s to a happy & healthy 2022!

  4. Thank you for these words this morning. Really needed to hear this. Can you recommend any good books to read? Thanks!

  5. Great tips Cyndi! Love the new bright kitchen and thanks for showing fashion too! Been looking for an oversized sweatshirt and even though there’s only one color left, it’s a pretty one! Bought it!
    Happy New Year!

  6. Great list, Cyndi! Thank you for the great ideas and the reminder that Jesus is certain and that God has created me with a purpose and at this very time!

    God bless, and a very happy new year to you and yours!
    Love, Leslie