Get Your Life Together Before The Year Is Over With These Daily Tasks
Community

Get Your Life Together Before The Year Is Over With These Daily Tasks

As 2020 approaches, take the time to organize the mess we call life.

28
Get Your Life Together Before The Year Is Over With These Daily Tasks
Pixabay

I am sure we can all agree that 2019 was a rough year. You may have went through a break up, a family death, or lost your job. Or you may have had the best year ever with the promotion and new car. All of us can relate to one thing though: we can always become a better version of ourselves. Why not now? Take these last few days of the year to everything aligned and ready for the next lap around the sun.

1. December 23rd: Write everyone you know a sweet Christmas card and personally deliver it to them.

By everyone, I mean everyone - even the people you aren't so fond of at the moment. 2020 the perfect opportunity for new beginnings so leave this year with a good relationship with everyone. Plus, you may make their day. You never know what someone is going through so it is always nice to do small acts of kindness here and there. Once you see how happy and appreciative they are for your kind words, you are sure to be joyful as well. Spread the Christmas cheer!

2. December 24th: Deep clean your room AND bathroom. 

Yes, it's scary to clean your bathroom. You have no idea what you'll end up finding. But this is the perfect reason to clean it and declutter all the junk. There is something about having a clean room and bathroom that just makes you feel like you have your life together.

Go through every section, every drawer, and under the bed. Throw away every piece of trash and anything that you don't need. Hoarding can be easy to do, but it has to stop. Go as far as to clean your baseboards and vacuum. Do everything you can to make your house spotless.

To make this less awful, light some candles and play some music.This really helps me clean when I don't want to.

3. December 25th: Spend a quality day with the people you love.

This could be your parents, siblings, significant other, grandparents, anyone! Just make this day about them, not you. Put your phone away and be in the moment. Listen to your grandpa's fishing stories. Help your mom make Christmas dinner. Play a board game with your siblings.

4. December 26th: Go through your closet.

I'm sorry, but it has to be done. Go through all your clothes and ask yourself "Do I actually wear this and will I ever wear ir again?" If the answer is no, set it aside. Only keep the clothes you love wearing and feel good in.

Once everything is sorted, re-fold and re-organize. It is a very big task but it makes such a difference.

Then, donate the clothes you set aside to a local thrift store or homeless shelter. There are many people out there who would love what you would call trash.

5. December 27th: Get a haircut and get your nails done.

Pamper yourself and go into 2020 with style! You worked hard this year and you deserve a day to yourself. A quick trim of your hair can go a long way. You will feel like a whole new person ready to conquer your New Year Resolutions!

6. December 28th: Volunteer at a local shelter.

Again, the best way to fill yourself with joy is to spread it to others. Instead of wasting your time watching TV, go help out and make a difference in someone's life. The impact you make is so amazing and totally worth it. Put down your phone or remote and immerse yourself in your community.

7. December 29th: Take down the Christmas tree.

If you don't get it down now, it'll be there in March. Take the initiative to put all the ornaments away and take down the tree while you still have the motivation to do so.

8. December 30th: Go shopping for a stunning NYE outfit.

There is no better way to enter a new year than to enter it like a boss babe. Gather all your ladies and have a fun day together!

9. December 31st: Write down your resolutions.

Sit down and truly think of what you want in the new year. Give this list some thought. To make it official, type it out, print it, frame it, and hang it on your house. That way you are reminded of your goals daily.

You may also want to find an accountability partner to help you stay on track!

2020 is the year for you! Make this the best year yet. Say goodbye to the bad memories that may be haunting you. Start fresh!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Swoon

119 People Reveal How The Pandemic Has Affected Their Love Lives, And Honestly... Relatable

"I haven't been able to get out of the 'talking phase' with anyone."

The reality is, there's no part of life the pandemic hasn't affected. Whether it's your work life, your home life, your social life, or your love life, coronavirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc on just about everything — not to mention people's health.

When it comes to romance, in particular, people are all handling things differently and there's no "right way" of making it through, regardless of your relationship status (single, taken, married, divorced, you name it). So, some of Swoon's creators sought out to hear from various individuals on how exactly their love lives have been affected since quarantine began.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

How To Binge-Watch A TV Show —And Then Write A Review About It

Writing your favorite and least favorite things about a show could not be more fun.

Photo by Mollie Sivaram on Unsplash

Looking for a new show to binge? Stop scrolling through your options and listen.

Sometimes a good show doesn't come down to the genre or the actors involved, it comes down to the fact that it is simply a GOOD show. If any of these things sound appealing to you, you should definitely watch.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

11 Reasons Why Getting A Cat Is The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Mental Health

Cats may mess up your puzzles but they'll always love you unconditionally — as long as you have some catnip, that is.

Scout Guarino

Alright, everyone, it's time to stop spreading the rumor that all cats are mean, aloof, and hate everyone. Like dogs, each cat has its own personality and tendencies. Some like a lot of attention, some like less — each person has to find the right cat for them. As for me, my cats Bienfu and Reptar have seen me at my worst, but they've also helped pull me out of it. They're a constant in my life and they give me the strength to get through the day in spite of my depression, and there's even scientific evidence to support it!

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

How To Write Down The Holy Grail Recipe Everyone Begs You To Make

Because everyone has a signature cocktail, cake, or pasta they bring to every potluck.

NBC

From back when I used to bring my mom's classic white chocolate chip cookies to preschool on my birthday to now stirring up my signature tequila cocktails at every friends' barbecue, I've always had a couple of standby recipes in my culinary rotation.

Keep Reading... Show less
Adulting

Meet My Cat: Cheshire, The Stray Turned House Cat Who Lives in Michigan

I never considered myself a cat person, but Chess immediately stole my heart.

Madelyn Darbonne

In 2016, a stray cat gave birth to a litter of three grey kittens on my aunt and uncle's property. I had never considered myself to be much of a cat person, but these furballs immediately stole my heart. I got to watch them grow up until they were old enough to leave their mother's side.

Keep Reading... Show less

Anyone who goes to Panera Bread will tell you that their mac and cheese is to die for. If you're a huge fan of their mac and cheese, you won't believe the new recipe they're coming out with!

Keep Reading... Show less

I've been bleaching my hair since I was in seventh grade. Yes, you read that correctly, seventh grade. That's nearly 10 years of maintaining a very light shade of blonde that too-often brings about dryness and brittle strands.

Keep Reading... Show less

Chances are if you're here, you're probably interested in writing an open letter. Yay! We're excited to have you.

Of course, not all open letters are created equal. In fact, there's a recipe to writing one for Odyssey that'll get featured on one of our many verticals. When it comes to Swoon specifically (for those new around here, that's our dating and relationships vertical), we receive dozens of open letters each month, many of which are all very similar.

Keep Reading... Show less

With a new phone comes great responsibility: Do not break it! And the best way to do that is with a case. However, picking a case can be a challenge. No need to fret, I am here to help break down some of the best cases for the new iPhone SE 2020. Honestly, I think it's going to be impossible to choose!

Keep Reading... Show less

To some who have been out of the dating world for a while, it can be hard to get back into the swing of things after being single for some time. So, I asked 26 people what they think is important to know before looking for love again, here's what they had to say.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments