Embrace a Fresh Start: 5 Positive Habits to Kickstart Your January

As we approach the new year (2024, I can’t believe it’s come around so fast), there’s no better time to create positive habits that will set the tone for the months ahead. In The Space Creator decluttering and organising community, January is not just a month; it’s an opportunity for a fresh start. Here are five positive things you can incorporate into your routine this January to bring order, clarity, and joy into your life.

1. Master the Art of Meal Planning:

A clutter-free life begins with a well-organised kitchen, and what better way to start than with meal planning? This January, make it a positive habit to plan your meals for the week ahead. Not only does this save time and money, but it also reduces stress and helps you make healthier choices. Create a weekly meal plan, jot down a shopping list, and watch how this simple habit transforms your daily routine. If you want more help with this, you can grab my Meal Prep bundle with step-by-step instructions and everything you’ll need to succeed!

2. 5 Minutes Of Journalling

Take a few moments each day to connect with yourself through the power of journaling. Spend just five minutes reflecting on your thoughts, emotions, and gratitude. Whether you choose to journal in the morning to set a positive tone for the day or in the evening to unwind, this practice can be a therapeutic and grounding way to declutter your mind. Putting pen to paper is a simple and effective way to create a positive impact. This Ultimate Organisation Bundle contains our 5-Minute Journal with a how-to guide, along with over 20 other home organisation templates.

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3. Join our free January Declutter Challenge

Decluttering doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Break it down into manageable tasks by participating in the free January Declutter Challenge. Commit to decluttering for just 15 minutes a day, and let the cumulative effect work its magic. Our free challenge provides daily email prompts and guidance to help you tackle different areas of your home. By the end of the month, you’ll be amazed at the transformation and the sense of accomplishment you’ve gained! Spending 15 minutes a day decluttering or tidying will become one of your long-standing positive habits after 31 days. The November challenge was a massive success; over 1200 people signed up, and tens of thousands of items were decluttered, and the support and motivation from the lovely community were wonderful to see. Join for free here.

4. Evening kitchen routine

Picture waking up to a clean and organised kitchen every morning – it’s not just a dream! Establish a nightly ritual of tidying up your kitchen before you go to bed. A habit tracker will help with this to give that little dopamine hit, getting something ticked off! Wash the dishes or load and run the dishwasher, wipe down the surfaces, and put things back in their designated places. A clutter-free kitchen not only streamlines your morning routine but also creates a calm environment that sets a positive tone for the day; less morning stress, please and thank you!

5. Increase your chances of success with a habit tracker

To ensure these positive habits become a lasting part of your routine, consider using a habit tracker. Whether it’s a physical journal, a mobile app, or a printable template such as this one, a habit tracker allows you to monitor your progress visually. Put it somewhere you’ll see it every day! Check off each day you successfully implement your positive habits, and let the satisfaction of seeing your consistency drive you forward. Celebrate your achievements and use any setbacks as learning opportunities to refine your approach.

This January, let’s get excited about the opportunity for positive change and not keep putting our self-care off. True self-care is creating space just to be. Removing the clutter and chaos is worth it. By incorporating meal planning, journaling, the January Declutter Challenge, evening kitchen tidying, and a habit tracker into your routine, you’ll be well on your way to a more organised and intentional life. Remember, small steps lead to big transformations – here’s to a clutter-free and positive start to the year!

So, will you go all in with this on the 1st? I’ve already printed off my habit tracker (and one for Tom, too!).

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If you have a particular problem area and need help figuring out your goals with a solid plan of action, moral support and motivation, why not book a Kickstart Power Hour session with me? It might just be the nudge to set you on the right foot to start living your dream life…

Have a fabulous week!

Amy xx

-Your decluttering bestie

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