5 Things To Do For A Fresh Start Into 2018

5 Things To Do For A Fresh Start Into 2018

I am aware of the fact that with January first, life won’t magically change. It’s simply another day, just like the third of May or the 25th of October. However, I do love the feeling of a new start in January nevertheless. This is all artificially created and a cultural construct but as I am a bit of a monk-like person and adore structure and organization, this is the perfect opportunity for some rituals that let me have a fresh start into 2018. 

Declutter your wardrobe

Something I love to do whenever I feel like something in my life is changing, is switching up my wardrobe and clearing out my closet. My style has evolved plenty in the past few years and I feel like I am slowly but surely transitioning towards a closet that contains only thing I really adore wearing. I always realize how little you need for a working wardrobe when I’m back home for a week around Christmas time and find lovely outfits from only the limited selection I took with me. So what I do around January usually is throwing out everything I no longer wear and sell it on Mädchenflohmarkt.

Clear out your purse and bag

I’m a quiet orderly person and never leave stuff in my bag, but my purse definitely needs a good clearing out for the new year. So I’ll throw out everything that I’m carrying with me and do not need, as well as get rid of all the loyalty cards that only take up space and nothing else in my purse. Furthermore, I got some nice money for Christmas and think I’ll finally treat myself to a new wallet.

Write down your goals and mindset for the new year

Already did that and shared a snippet of my new year’s resolutions in the last post with you guys. However, I’m also using my 2018 planner for writing down goals, dreams, aspirations and mottos so I can quickly have a browse through it throughout the year and remember my intentions. I think it’s so important to not only think about what you want from the new year but also write it down on paper, so this one is probably the most important task for a fresh start into 2018 for little me.

Get rid off everything that feels like it drowns you

I know this sounds easier than it’s done but it is oh so important to get rid of all hard feelings when entering the new year. As you get older I think you get a better idea of who you are, who you want to be and who you need in your life to be happy. The same applies to not only people but also the things you do. Whatever doesn’t make you happy, needs to go. No more mediocre in 2018!

Just Chill

Last but not least, do not work yourself up and have a wonderful and fun start into the new year. No matter if 2017 has been the best year yet or a total piece of shit – I have a feeling that 2018 will be bloody fabulous for all you wonderful people out there. Thanks for staying with me and we’ll see/hear each other again in the new year.

What do you do for a fresh start into the new year?

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  1. 30th December 2017 / 1:53 pm

    Ich bin letztens sogar mit dem Staubsauger in meine Tasche gefahren, weil da Dinge wie Pumbahaare, alte Leckerlies und sogar Laub und Grashalme drin waren, wtf? Ansonsten kann ich dir nur recht geben, ich bin vor allem in den letzten Monaten alles und jeden los geworden, der bzw was mir einfach nicht gut tat – da muss man auch einfach egoistisch sein, finde ich. Auch die Idee, sich Ziele für das Jahr aufzuschreiben, finde ich toll. So habe ich am Ende des Jahres einen Überblick davon, welches dieser Ziele ich auch wirklich erreicht hab bzw ob ich mich wirklich darum bemüht hab.

    Liebe Grüße,
    Tamara | brunettemanners.at

    • 31st December 2017 / 10:22 am

      Haha das mit dem Staubsauger ist aber eine geniale Idee, ich beutel die Tasche immer schnell aus dem Fenster aus haha x

  2. 30th December 2017 / 4:12 pm

    Liebe Kerstin!

    Super schöner Blogpost mit wirklich tollen Ansätzen für einen guten Start ins neue Jahr (:
    Hoffentlich kann ich einiges davon umsetzen, meine Ziele habe ich bereits aufgeschrieben.
    Ich wünsche dir einen guten Rutsch und ein erfolgreiches neues Jahr.

    Liebe Grüße,

    • 31st December 2017 / 10:23 am

      Vielen lieben Dank Nina x
      Das wünsche ich dir auch :)

  3. 30th December 2017 / 7:29 pm

    “no more mediocre in 2018” – i love this! its so true. why take all your baggage into the new year, there is no better time to de-clutter your life!

    have a lovely new year babe!

    katie. xx lacoconoire.com

    • 31st December 2017 / 10:22 am

      Exactly! Have a wonderful start into 2018 dear x

  4. 30th December 2017 / 9:28 pm

    Yes! Eine tolle Liste die man sich vor 2018 noch zur Gemüte führen sollte. Ich bin auch der Meinung, dass man nichts (Großes) Neues starten sollte, ohne das Alte auszumisten. Wenn man die Altlasten anpackt, fühlt man sich doch gleich leichter und “neu” :)

    :* :* :*

    • 31st December 2017 / 10:22 am

      Could not agree more babe x

  5. 31st December 2017 / 3:47 am

    “As you get older I think you get a better idea of who you are, who you want to be and who you need in your life to be happy.” This sentence in particular resonated with me so, so much. A very lovely post! I’m also a big advocate of writing things down instead of just keeping them in memory. Makes a large difference!
    Have an exciting new year!

    Joanne | With Risa: A Lifestyle Blog

    • 31st December 2017 / 10:21 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Joanne. Hope you have a good start into the new year x

  6. 1st January 2018 / 12:51 am

    I agree with the first part of your post so much! Even though it’s just another day and we don’t just magically wake up in another world – I still like the feeling of some fresh start, of something new. I just like changes I guess. I definitely need to include all 5 in my to-do list for the upcoming days.

    With kindness


  7. 2nd January 2018 / 7:18 pm

    Toller Beitrag, da geb ich dir in allen Punkten recht :)
    Ich habe meinen Kleiderschrank auch schon ausgemistet und ein großes Paket zu Mädchenflohmarkt geschickt :D
    Und ich denke, ich werde ein “Goal-Buch” anfangen, wo ich alle tollen Ereignisse des Jahres festhalte :)

    Ich wünsche dir alles Gute fürs neue Jahr!

    Liebe Grüße,

    • 3rd January 2018 / 9:11 pm

      Ich bin ja ganz großer Mädchenflohmarkt Fan. Dort kann man so praktisch die Sachen ausmisten ohne selbst zu viel Arbeit zu haben, haha. Hoffe du hattest einen schönen Start ins neue Jahr x

  8. 7th January 2018 / 2:20 am

    I agree with you on the last one; it’s good to take it easy every now and then instead of stressing about all the resolutions and life :) Anyway, I should also do all of these things in the early January, thank you for sharing!

  9. 15th February 2018 / 5:00 pm

    Great tips! I need to declutter my wardrobe too soon.

    • 20th February 2018 / 11:23 am

      Thanks Natalie x

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