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10 Things To-Do Before the Year Ends

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As the year comes to a close, it’s a time for celebration and family, but you’re probably faced with the problem of having a lot less time to finish up any end-of-the-year necessities. If you’ve been procrastinating, here are some great last minute things to finish up before you enter the new year.

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Get Your Health in Order

Starting your year off with your health in check can alleviate any anxiety you may have, leaving you ready to focus on other matters at hand. Pushing off any health check-ups is a big no-no, so be sure to see your doctor, visit the dentist, or get any issues checked out that you’ve been putting off.

Set Goals for the New Year

Start writing your goals down now for the next year, there’s no need to wait until New Year’s Eve. As the weeks move by in December, think carefully of what you want to accomplish in 2019. This will help you have a clear vision of your path for the next year of your life.

Organize Your Home

The busy nature of the holidays can leave people’s houses looking like a hurricane moved through it. Having a clean and organized living space is a great way to maintain optimal mental health and allows you to focus on the important things in your life.

Write Down What You’ve Learned

A person can learn a lot about themselves and the world in a year. Try writing down the most important lessons you’ve learned this past year, and let them serve as a reminder as you begin the new year.

Donate Old Belongings

Go through any old clothes or belongings you don’t need and consider donating them to a charitable organization. Not only will it reduce any clutter in your home, but you can also take solace in knowing you are helping out those in need.

Think About the Good Things in Your Life

Sometimes it can be a good idea to take a few minutes out of your day to truly think about the good things in your life. Celebrate the good things that happened this year, and carry that positivity with you into the new year.

Stay Active

The last few weeks of the year can make it difficult to stay active, but it’s a good idea to stay up on your fitness. By being mindful of your daily fitness, it can help you avoid packing on any holiday weight gain, and can be a powerful motivator as you enter the new year.

Build a Budget 

Don’t wait until the new year is here to begin building a budget. Get ahead of the game by building a budget that will keep you and your finances in check from the very beginning.

Evaluate Your Mental Health

Take a moment out of your day to take stock of your current mental health. If necessary, take a day off from work, conduct an assessment of your health and personal relationships, and ready yourself for a new year focused on self-care.

Take Photos with Friends and Family

Now is the best time of the year to capture those special moments with your loved ones. Be sure to snap as many pictures as possible, as they will serve as a powerful reminder of the time you spent with those you love. 

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