5 Ways to Reboot Your Life for 2018

5 Ways to Reboot Your Life for 2018 and Start the Year Feeling Great!

 

There’s are a few things I’ve done and habits I’m going to try to keep up with throughout the year which I know help me feel more healthy, organised and less stressed – so I thought I’d do a post about them in case they could help you too!

 

  1. Monthly Digital Detox:

I don’t mean staying off my phone for a weekend, I’m talking about how we have so much online/digital clutter in our lives nowadays!

What with hundreds of junk emails, a ton of photos on our phones and online diaries to keep up with, I find digital stuff can so easily make you feel mentally cluttered.

I went through my emails and camera roll and had a damn good clear out over Christmas (I got rid of over 10,000 emails!!) and it felt so satisfying hitting that delete button.

  • Habit – Now I’ve done the hard bit of having the huge clear out, I’ve set a recurring entry in my calendar for the end of each month to do a quick cull of emails and photos to help keep on top of things from now on.

 


  1. Healthy Eating – Meal Planning & Supplements:

I know pretty much everyone goes on a mad health kick in the New Year but I’m not doing that – it just sets me up for failure, I am however going to try and be more organised:

 

  • Meal Planning.

I’m just as guilty as many with sporadic healthy eating, but the one thing I absolutely know helps me eat better is if I plan meals properly and have the right sort of things to hand when I get hungry. It’s when I’m starving and don’t have healthy snacks that I eat rubbish!

I find meal planning saves me time and money, as well as helping me stick to more healthy foods because if I keep popping out to the shops, I will usually end up buying things I don’t really need or shouldn’t really be having!

Habit:  I’ve got a weekly planner desk pad where I put most of my to do lists for both work and home and I’m just going to start putting my meals at the bottom of it, so that during the week I don’t have to really think about what to cook… and if I plan it a week in advance, I will also know exactly what I need to buy when I do the food shopping.

I’ve created a simple Weekly Planner for you which you can download below:

WEEKLY PLANNER

 

  • Supplements.

I’ve been vegetarian for years so you would think I already eat plenty of vegetables, but where I’ve been so busy recently I’ve been eating a lot more veggie junk food than normal, like frozen sausages and burgers which you can just throw in the oven!

Also, although I didn’t go mad over Christmas, I ate quite alot of wheat which my tummy doesn’t like unfortunately, so I’ve started to feel really bloated and sluggish … so I’ve started having a Greens Powder recently, which has all sorts of plant goodness in it and gives you a good dose of nutrients without having to eat a load of extra veg (although I am going to do that as well!) and it has digestive enzymes which calm your tummy and flush out the toxins that cause bloating apparently – so that’s great news for me.

What I like the most about it, is it doesn’t taste bad! Its got a neutral flavour with a light hint of spinach if that makes sense – so I was very pleasantly surprised because I’m a real wimp with anything that tastes remotely ‘green’ and I’d tried a different green powder last year that had tasted so, so bad I just couldn’t stomach it at all!

I can drink this powder on its own with just water, no need to try to disguise it in a smoothie – but you can add the powder to one of those if you prefer!

Its got ginseng and green tea in it as well which is meant to give you a bit of extra energy and I’ve definitely been feeling a bit brighter and lighter since I started drinking it so I’m going to make it a regular thing.

I also have a few different vitamins/supplement tablets which I often forget about, so I’m also going to start having them again too.

 

  • Habit: I’m having a Lean Greens drink after my breakfast each morning and I’ve set a daily alarm on my phone to remind me to take my vitamins at lunchtime.

 


  1. Planning:

 

I definitely find writing lists about the things I want do and achieve help me feel clearer, calmer and more positive.

I’ve got a nice new notebook (am a big stationery addict) and I’m going to jot things down in there as usual – but this year I’m going to set myself specific 3 monthly goals and revisit them at the end of each quarter because I find it’s so easy to just let things slide and lose focus when normal day-to-day life kicks in isnt it?!

Something else I saw a fellow blogger has been doing and thought was fun, is to make a seasonal bucket list i.e. a few things you want to do this spring, places you want to visit etc, so I’m going to give that a go and will be putting them in my book too.

 

Habit: I’ve written my first lot of goals and Winter bucket list, then set a quarterly reminder in my calendar to look at them to see how I’m getting on and then think up my next bucket list!


  1. Make Up:

 

Having a clutter free home helps my brain stay that way too!

I’ve got a ton of make up, but probably only use 10% of it on a regular basis. I keep everything in acrylic drawers and containers, so in theory it should be really well organised but the reality is it’s often in a jumble so I’ve gone through and had a good declutter!

I also got every single make up brush out and gave them a good clean. I know you’re meant to do it regularly but sometimes it’s a couple of months before I bother and they can harbour all sorts of bacteria that you then spread onto your face – grim!

Habit: Dare to delve to the bottom of that make up bag and clear out anything that’s out of date, falling apart or running out. Then give your brushes a good clean!

 


  1. Wardrobe Blitz!

 

Having a pile of clothes in chaos or a wardrobe full of stuff you don’t like or can’t wear just feels rubbish!

So following on from Makeup is my wardrobe and you might remember me writing about this last year – how I had a massive clear out and totally reorganised mine. I wrote a free download about that and how it helps you define your personal style.

It’s worked really well for me, so I only needed to have a minor tidy up – I had a small pile of stuff waiting to be folded up and put away that I’d been too lazy to deal with over Christmas.

So if you’d like to start 2018 off with all your lovely clothes sorted out (and space created for new things of course!) check out my free download that gives you some simple steps to make your wardrobe really work for you and your lifestyle. You can find it here:


 

And that’s it, personally I really don’t find it helpful to go too overboard with resolutions and tons of goals to try to achieve because it just puts me under pressure…. But by having the house well organised, a few basic routines set up and a regular clear out to keep on top of things throughout the year definitely feel happier and healthier !

What do you do to keep life in the control? Feel free to share any tips!

 


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24 Comments

  1. January 7, 2018 / 4:47 pm

    I started meal planning and prepping last year, and I swear, it changed my life! I need to do better at reducing my wardrobe. I ordered a clean out kit from ThredUP, so that’s a good place to start, I think!

  2. January 7, 2018 / 7:07 pm

    Yes to all of this! I did a social media semi-detox – stayed off facebook and email completely for about two weeks – and it was blissful!!!

    Also – you should share some of your favorite vegetarian/vegan blogs! I’m looking to eat more plants this year and would love some tips!

    • January 8, 2018 / 10:51 am

      Thank you! Ok that’s a great idea, there are a few people I can recommend whose recipes and advice I’ve found very helpful!

  3. January 7, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    Meal Planning has been on my list of to dos! This was a great read, Happy New Years!

    • January 8, 2018 / 10:50 am

      Thanks, Happy New Year to you too!

  4. January 8, 2018 / 12:11 am

    Love it!! I am always looking for ways to start the year anew! I’m going to try every single tip 🙂

    • January 8, 2018 / 10:49 am

      Brilliant good luck! I’m trying not to put myself under too much pressure whilst still making an effort to be healthy and organised 😂

  5. January 8, 2018 / 11:04 am

    Okay, I am definitely going to set aside time to sort my email clutter! Thanks for the nudge. I’ve started meal planning too and it makes life so much easier.
    I got halfway through reading your post and had to stop after spotting Lean Greens and go make myself some. I love it! It makes me feel so much better when I’m in the habit of taking it. Worth every penny.

    • January 8, 2018 / 11:20 am

      Hi that’s so brilliant to hear you are finding lean greens is working for you! I really like it and I’ll be honest I’m surprised as I’m usually quite sceptical about that sort of thingb but I really do think it’s making me feel good!

  6. January 8, 2018 / 11:30 am

    Ah! I just love that feeling of turning a fresh page and restart! Excellent points! Planning is a massive one for me as well as establishing healthy eating and lifestyle habits! I started a fresh planner this year, I like to keep track of most aspects of my life and stay focused on my goals

  7. January 11, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    This is great, clean, simple and a huge impact Thank you for the guidance!

  8. January 11, 2018 / 6:19 pm

    I am not familiar with the greens product but am interested in learning more. I use the alarm trick too 🙂

  9. January 11, 2018 / 9:34 pm

    These are all great ways to reboot! I’m trying to drink more water! I haven’t done a great job so far lol

    • January 16, 2018 / 9:35 pm

      Haha I hate drinking water! I’ve started putting some frozen raspberries in it though and that’s helping a bit 😆

  10. January 13, 2018 / 1:56 am

    I’ve been working on the healthy eating so far. I really need to try a monthly digital detox.

    • January 16, 2018 / 9:33 pm

      Well done! I’m doing well on the digital front but not the eating haha!

  11. January 13, 2018 / 4:28 pm

    I love a good bit of planning (also a stationery fan)! I like your new site design, btw, very nice!

    • January 16, 2018 / 9:32 pm

      Oh thank you very much! I thought it would be nice to have a bit of a change for the New Year 😁

  12. January 13, 2018 / 11:08 pm

    I so want to do a media detox! And I’m looking into a capsule wardrobe – less is more!

    • January 16, 2018 / 9:31 pm

      Yes I think I’ve got rid of probably a third of my wardrobe in the last couple of months and it feels really good to do it!

  13. January 14, 2018 / 7:56 pm

    totally understand the stationary addiction. have so many notebooks just waiting to be used!

    • January 16, 2018 / 9:30 pm

      Haha! I have far too many but they are irresistible!

  14. Rachael Burow
    January 16, 2018 / 8:50 pm

    Yes this is perfect! I’m going to be having a lot of change this year and these are all wonderful tips to follow! I love the imagery along with your post! xx

    • January 16, 2018 / 9:25 pm

      Thanks so much and it sounds as if you’re going to have a really exciting year!

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