Not only does this January 1st signify the beginning of a new year, but a whole new decade. Are you determined to start 2020, and the rest of the new ’20s, off on the right foot? Here are a few ideas to help you on your way to great mental and physical health.
Read a Book
Aim to read a book in the first week of the new year – any book. It does not have to be any great works of literature or anything particularly educational – if you want to read 50 Shades of Grey, go for it. If you want to have a crack at a Charles Dickens’ novel, feel free. Whatever it is, curl up and enjoy giving your imagination some nourishment.
Embark on an Ayahuasca Experience
This is an ancient Amazonian ceremony that is said to help people to seek a way to open their minds, heal from past traumas, and have an experience that they will never forget. Before you embark on one, it is important to have a read of an Ayahuasca Preparation Guide to make sure you get the very best out of your experience.
Reconnect with Others
We all live such busy lives these days, and it is easy for time to slip away. Before you know it, it’s been months – or even years – since you last spoke to someone. Make an effort to pick up the phone and call someone you haven’t talked to in a while or send an email. January can feel like a pretty lonely time of the year, so many people will appreciate you thinking of them and taking the time to reconnect.
Make a Plan
The beginning of any new year is a time for making plans, but even more so when it is a new decade. Spend a couple of hours with a notebook and a pen, thinking about all of the things you want to achieve in 2020 and beyond and how you can go about doing it.
Spend Some Time Alone
Many of us are always surrounded by people and never get the chance to be alone and focus on ourselves. Go to the cinema, go for a meal or take yourself off for a coffee and a slice of cake at your local coffee shop. It is an excellent opportunity to relax and reflect and recharge your batteries for the months ahead.
Go for a Long Walk
If you are enjoying time off for the holidays, it can be tempting to stay in your pajamas and not brave the outdoors – but do it anyway. Load up your favorite music, podcast, or audiobook, bundle up, and enjoy a walk in the winter weather that most people avoid.
Declutter Your Digital Life
This is the perfect time to go through your phone, computer, and email and delete everything that is taking up space! It will make you feel more organized and can improve the function of your devices ready for 2020.
Share your thoughts: What are your top tips for starting the new year – and the new decade – on the right foot?