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Starting the new year: My ritual

So it’s the official start of the work year for me.  Every year in preparation I try and get my work life organised in order to ensure that there is no scrambling around on Day 1

This made me think what are other people’s start of the year rituals are:

Below is a quick view into my ritual the night before Day 1 of work :

  1. I start by setting up my notebook for the year (I love paper notebooks and Journals_
  2. Update my calendar ( I use google calendar for my personal items and outlook for the work calendar)
  3. Check my last year to do list and decide what do I start with
  4. Sort out my wardrobe what needs dry clean what needs ironing so i have a choice in the mornings
  5. Clean out my laptop bag and clean my laptops, check for 3G card 
  6. Find my access cards, Sort out my pencil case, desk calendar 
  7. Get all files updated and ready
  8. Read through all the email that have been coming through since I was on vacation
  9. Prepare breakfast so I am not rushed in the morning
  10. Try and sleep early so I am reasonably awake ( I am not a morning person )

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What is your ritual for starting the year well

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  • Reply Traci Rhoades

    I love getting things organized. Not that I’m an expert. But organized feels so good. I always enjoy transferring events to my new calendar. Birthdays. Anniversaries. Vacation days.

    February 3, 2015 at 5:55 pm
  • Reply melissajane01

    Good list and a great way to stay organized. I try to de-clutter and get organized as well.

    February 3, 2015 at 10:15 pm
  • Reply Megan

    Great tips for nightly ritual. Add lunch boxes and kitty brushing to my list.

    February 4, 2015 at 3:32 am
    • Reply lindiwem

      Hello Megan thank you for stopping by those are great additions

      February 17, 2015 at 12:05 am
  • Reply Jennifer

    Love all of these. To be honest, I haven’t any rituals. I am afraid I am ADD. I can’t focus like I want to. Oh and I am not a morning person either.

    February 4, 2015 at 8:33 am
    • Reply lindiwem

      Thank you for coming by Jennifer we have somethings in common I am also ADD and definitely not a morning person lol

      February 4, 2015 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply listen2mama

    What a great way to get organized for the year! I don’t really have any rituals, because I’m pretty organized all the time…LOL!

    February 4, 2015 at 11:17 am
    • Reply lindiwem

      Hahahahaha good for you, I’m one of those people who has to motivate herself to be organized. Thanks for stopping by

      February 4, 2015 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply Apparently a Mom

    I haven’t had a set ritual in the past but this year I made sure I had a planner, I am organizing everything I can and decluttering. It is wonderful. I have set goals and I am working towards them. This year is actually going very well for me in these ways for a change! Not sure what i am doing differently or I am just at a point in my life where it needs to be done and I am following through… oh no, maybe I am just getting old -_-

    February 4, 2015 at 3:39 pm
    • Reply lindiwem

      Well done to you it’s very hard to get started I found though that I also am enjoying it more this year. You see old age agrees with us

      February 4, 2015 at 5:33 pm

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