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Hey loves, this year is almost over and before you know it we’ll be wishing each other happy new year. So here are some things to do at the end of the year so next year can run smoothly and have an amazing 2022.

7 Things To Do To Start 2023 On A Good Note

1. Be Grateful

Give thanks, take the time out to appreciate your family and friends and everyone that has helped you in one way or the other this year. Be grateful for the little things you have if not you mostly likely won’t appreciate the big things because you are expecting bigger things.

Gratitude turns what you have into enough. Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.

Write a list of things you’re grateful for this year. Here’s mine

15 Things I’m Grateful For In 2020 Despite All That Happened

2. List Things You Are Leaving Behind In 2022

We all have things or people we need to detach ourselves from, now is the time to make a list of those things.

You can make a list of the bad habits you need to stop, the toxic friendship/ relationship you need to detach yourself from.

What’s the thing you need to give up so you can be happier in 2022?

3. Declutter

Declutter your surroundings, organize your home, wardrobe, kitchen and every area of your house that needs organizing. Do away with things you don’t need, stop storing unnecessary things you don’t have use of. Now is a time to let them go.

Declutter your phone, your contact list, your email list, the people you follow on social media. Just clear out things you no longer need there.

4. Achievement List

Despite all that happened, you still smashed some goals whether big or small. Write them down. What were those things that you were hoping to achieve the year before that you finally did this year? Write it down, write out all you accomplished. It could be how many books you read, the new hobby you started, the new skill you learned, the new job you started, the new business you started.

Whatever felt like an achievement to you write it down. It will make you confident to try out more and there’s just this sense of pride that comes with it.

5. Reflect on the past year

Review the year. How was it like for you? What were you ups and downs? What were you proud of? What made you happy? What did you accomplish? What did you learn? These are questions you need to ask yourself when reflecting on the past year.

What 2020 Taught Me

6. Write Out New Habits You Need To Develop.

A habit is a routine or behavior that is performed regularly and in most cases automatically.

What are the new habits you want to develop that will make you a better person in 2021?

It could be mastering self discipline , saying your affirmations daily , having a morning routine, having a day for self care, it could also be a reading or listening habit, meditating, following a skincare routine or eating healthier.

Whatever habit you want to cultivate, write them down and make a conscious effort to follow through them.

7. Set Goals For The New Year

You’ve probably been seeing this everywhere right? Set goals and not resolutions. Have a clearly defined goal that is specific, measurable and time bound. Your goals need to be ABC and SMART.

Here’s a detailed post on how to set your goals for 2021

So those are the things you need to do to have a remarkable 2023. What will you be adding to the list? Let me know in the comments section.

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Here’s to 2023🍾🥂

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  1. I am hoping to have a much better 2021 I have to say! I’ve learnt a lot this year and I hope my determination and positivty will get me more results!



    1. It will get you the results you desire. 💯

      1. Love the thought to write down a list of what you smashed in 2020. Even though it was a rough year it’s important to remember what we individually did right.

        1. Yes it feels amazing to know you were able to accomplish some great things no matter how small they are.

          Wishing you all the best in 2021 🎉

    2. Hoping for 2020 to be a better one.

    3. I really liked your points about your list of achievements and the declutter before the new year. A great way to clear out old/unused things and have a clan workspace to crush 2021!

  2. I am definitely setting goals for the new year and decluttering!


    1. That’s good. You’ll find them helpful. 💯

  3. Definitely hoping for a better 2021 and realising some dreams I’ve had for a long time!

    1. I hope you get to achieve those dreams.

      Here’s to a better 2021 🍾

  4. Fab post, looking back on achievements and setting new goals are my favourite parts things to do x

    Sophie | https://www.loveandliterature.co.uk

    1. Same here.
      I hope you get to smash all your goals for the new year.

  5. Really fab post! I think it’s so important to reflect on the year and focus on what your goals are in the next 12 months. I love the idea of also thinking about the negative things you’ll leave behind xx


    1. Yes, thinking about the negative things you’ll leave behind, writing them down and consciously avoiding them will make you feel better.
      Thanks for reading, I hope you get to accomplish all your goals for the new year. 🤗

  6. It’s only two days left to 2021. I like point no.6 the most. You need to think of a new habit first before setting you goals. Thank you for sharing and Happy New Year in advance.

    1. Yes, habits are important. The right habit will help you and the wrong ones will break you.
      Thanks for reading 🤗
      Happy New Year in advance 🎉🎉

  7. A great post! I do this every year! It helps a lot with starting afresh the following year.

    Miamii | ExploreWithMii.com

    1. That’s great. 💯
      Happy New Year in advance 🎉

  8. This reminds me of one thing that I REALLY need to do before moving into 2021 – I need to go through and clean up my email inboxes! I’m one of those people that holds onto emails ‘just in case I need to reference it later’ but never sorts anything, deletes them when the time comes, makes folders, etc. lol I admit I have a problem haha but what better time than now to go in and take care of that?

    1. I’m also guilty of that as well. Saving something to reference to it later but end up not doing that and deleting it later. It’s something I need to stop as well.

      Thanks for reading 🤗
      Happy New Year in advance 🎉

  9. These are some really great suggestions. I love the feeling of deleting all those emails that you no longer need at the end of the year.

    1. Yes, it can be quite tasking though but it’s needed.

      Happy New Year in advance 🎉

  10. I love this post! I really like the idea of writing down what you are leaving behind before the new year begins. That way you can move into the new year and make a fresh start. Thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas!!

    1. Thanks for reading 🤗

      Yes, we need to have a fresh start this new year and letting go of things that no longer serves us is a great way to go about it.

  11. Love this list! We plan to do all of these things in the next two days.

    1. That’s good. Good luck with them. I hope you get to achieve your 2021 goals.

  12. Great post! Being grateful and decluttering before the New Year is really important to me! 🙂

    xoxo Olivia | http://www.oliviaandbeauty.com

    1. That’s great. Have a wonderful 2021. Happy New Year 🎉

  13. Decluttering is a good idea! Some great tips, here’s to a new year! I need to write down what I’m leaving behind! Thanks for sharing x

    1. Thanks for reading. Have a wonderful 2021, happy new year 🎉

  14. A great list! I write these down every year while I reflect on the past year. I find the exercise valuable in terms of preparing for a fresh start, lessons learned.

    1. Yes, it’s really a good exercise to do. Happy New Year 🎉

  15. This is excellent! I am doing the things you have said and it is very powerful. I am hoping and planning for a wonderful 2021.

    1. I hope you have a wonderful 2021. Happy New Year 🎉

  16. This is such a nice post. I’m certainly doing everything on this list. I’ve done some for the most part and with few hours remaining, it’s time to wrap up the year and I’m doing it with a grateful heart.

    1. That’s great.
      Happy New Year Wendy 🎉

  17. Love the idea of making an achievement list! It’s such a good idea to feel good about the year and it seems like a great inspiration for making New Year’s resolutions, since you have something to build upon that way. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks for sharing, writing your achievement list is really nice. Happy New Year 🎉

  18. This is great! All of these tips are super helpful so that you can go into the New Year with a fresh start. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks for reading.
      Happy New Year 🎉

  19. Really enjoyed this post. My favourite, BC it’s the hardest for me to do, is sticking to new habits. I start off great but things fizzle out…. thank you for sharing this ❤️😊

    1. Thanks for reading, I hope you get to stick to your new habits this year.

      Happy New Year 🎉

  20. Great post! Looking back on past achievements is often forgotten as we set new goals. It is always good to have a reminder of how far we have come 🙂

    1. Yes, it’s always good to look at how far we’ve come.

      Happy New Year 🎉

  21. A very good read. I am dropping by your blog for the 1st time (and that too on 1st Jan) and found it beautiful. I liked the point on “de-cluttering” the best!

    1. Thanks for dropping by, I’m glad you enjoyed the post.

      Have a wonderful year 🥂

  22. Loved reading your positive and motivating post. I need to develop a new habit of staying more positive and stress free, I guess it is utmost needed during Pandemic times.

    1. Thanks. Staying positive and stress free will really help you in relating to things better both internally and externally.

  23. That reminds me I have to clean up my closet too – Happy New Year

    1. Happy New Year, wishing you all the best. 🎉

  24. This is such a helpful and positive post with great tips! Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks. Happy New Year, wishing you all the best. 🍾

  25. Have followed some of your advice – albeit a bit late! – and getting now organised for this new year that just started x

    1. That’s great. Wishing you all the best. Happy New Year 🎉

  26. It is an enjoyable thing to do to sit down and list the things I have accomplished over the year. I did so last night and felt a warm glow of pride. While it easy to think that I did nothing last year, seeing all my achievements in one place proved me wrong! 🙂

    1. That’s great. You may think you’ve done nothing but the little things also matter. Happy New Year Jaya 🥂

  27. Love this – these are the kinds of things I do at year end/beginning

    1. That’s great. Happy New Year 🎉

  28. Happy New Year! Totally agree with these points – so important to reflect on both the good and bad, so you can gear yourself towards a better year. The same for decluttering! There are things that needs to be let go. Thanks for sharing all of these tips!

    Nancy ✨ mdrnminimalists.com

    1. Thanks for reading. 🤗
      Happy New Year 🎉
      Wishing you all the best.

  29. I’ve actually been pretty good at following these things except for writing down the habits I want to achieve this year. Thank you for the reminder ☺️✨

    1. You should try writing them down soon. Happy New Year, wishing you all the best. 🎉

  30. I love all of these ideas! They feel super productive and I really enjoy looking back on accomplishments and working to push myself further in the new year.

    Sophie | https://www.loveandliterature.co.uk

    1. That’s great. Thanks for reading. Happy New Year 🎉

  31. I really like the idea of reflecting on what you are leaving behind. Too often we carry negative energy around for too long

    1. Yes we do, we need to drop that and be more positive. 💯

  32. I am definitely going to declutter this year, and get rid of old habits that don’t do good. Thanks for this💖💖

    Arreta | https://www.beingeve.com.ng/wp54

    1. You should, it’ll help. Happy New Year 🎉

  33. I definitely agree that it is so important to be grateful. Although 2020 wasn’t the best year there were still some positive things in it. We should definitely be grateful for getting through 2020.

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

    1. Yes, gratitude is a must.
      Wishing you all the best this year, may you have a lot of things to be grateful for. 💯

  34. decluttering is definitely one of my big goals for this year, especially in my room. Walking in from a tired day and seeing more mess has been driving me nuts lately! Cheers to a new year xx

    1. Wishing you all the best 🎉
      I hope you get to declutter your room and organize your stuff soon. 🤗

  35. Love these! Hoping for a great year b

    1. Same here. Wishing you all the best. 🤗

  36. 2020 was one of the most important year for me as it set a benchmark for my freelancing business. I loved how opportunities knocked at my door but I also got a chance to learn a lot. In 2021, I wish to grow my blog + my freelancing business as well. Amazing post. I feel these tips will help me stay organized.

    1. Thanks for reading 💯
      That’s great, I wish you all the best in 2021 🎉

  37. It’s amazing! I love it and I actually decided to create few habits!

    1. That’s great. Wishing you all the best in sticking to them. 💯

  38. Yes! I am loving these ideas

    1. That’s lovely. Wishing you all the best 🤗

  39. These are great year-ender activities! I think the only thing I still need to work on is decluttering. I don’t have so many things in my closet but I do have things that need to be taken out and given to other people. Great tips!


    1. That’s great, decluttering your closet and giving out your clothes is a good thing to do. Wishing you all the best in 2021. 🎉

  40. Good ideas. I must achieve more this year.

  41. Very encouraging and useful for the coming new year — thank you for sharing!

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