Want ideas about how to organize your life before New Year? Here are some ideas and tips you can do before 2021 that will help you be more organized.
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1. Review your Goals & Resolutions
To make a fresh start into the New Year, it is important to first look back onto the past one.
What goals did you set for last year? Did you achieve them? If not, why? For this, I like to write down my past goals and evaluate them in my bullet journal.
I feel like, only after you have an idea of all those things and are ready to end the past year, you can move on to your new year.
2. Review Highlights and Setbacks
Another thing that helps you how organize your life before New Year is to review the highlights and setbacks of your year.
Make a spread of the best things that have happened but also of the things you would like to work on in the new year.
3. Get a planner
This is my Number 1 tip for how to organize your life before New Year.
I personally like designing my own bullet journal to customize every month, but if you don’t have time for that, there are plenty of planners out there that are designed in forehand to make your life easier and organization faster.
Here are a few examples of how I design my Bullet Journal
4. Make a (new) schedule
This one has really helped me become more organized and productive. Before I had a clear weekly schedule, I would do everything every day. But doing that makes it almost impossible to get everything done!
Before the New Year, you can review your past schedule (or create a new one) and improve it!
Having a weekly schedule has really helped me be more productive.
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5. Set Goals for the New Year
In order to know where you’re headed and to celebrate some wins, you need to know your goals and write them down before or when the year starts. Yes, you do need to write them down, even if it’s just on your phone.
What I do, is I make a little GOALS section at the beginning of the month (or week), so I know what I’ll be working for.
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6. Go through documents + Back up your data
Organizing computer files, pictures, documents and drives, really helps me be more organized when working and in university. Trust me, knowing what data is where makes your life so much easier!
I also like having a drive for backups only, just in case. It really lowers your stress level when your original drive isn’t working properly.
7. Clean your home and study space
Having a clean environment is so important in being more organized, whether that is studying for university of working from home.
It is widely known that your mind is as clean as your surroundings, but it’s just true. I work so much more efficient when my desk is clean and organized.
So grab some good music, and start cleaning and organizing at least your desk area. Trust me, you’ll work much better after.
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8. Review your Income & Spending
One of the most important things that people skip is to track your money! And no, it is not enough to check your balance.
You should review how much money you’ve made in the year, and how much you spent!
Here is how my monthly spending tracker looks like (at the end of a year I only have to calculate together the total amount of each month) :
I personally write down if I spend cash or money off my card (bank account). In the “left” section, I write the amount of money I have left, often divided into cash and bank account.
This isn’t my only finance organization system, but it’s one I use regularly.
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These were tips on how to organize your life before the new year! I hope they gave you a little guideline for your own schedule and productivity.