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20 Small Ways to Bring Your Life Together in 2023

20 Small Ways to Bring Your Life Together in 2023

It’s almost the new year, and the perfect chance to get your life together – especially during that awkward time between Christmas and New Years, where hopefully you have some extra downtime.

It’s the perfect opportunity to get your life in order, before life feels hectic again and you’re back to work. But it’s also an important time for rest!

So, productive micro-actions for getting life together – at a slow, glacial pace – is where I’m at.

Here are some things I’m doing to get my life together this week. These are just a few of the things I’m doing to get my life in order.

If you need a reset, at any time of the year, come back to this list and choose a few of these to tackle, and you’ll feel put together in no time.

1. Declutter your desktop computer

Sort these folders. Get rid of anything you don’t need. And make it a better place to look at once you’re back in work mode.

2. Sort your apps

Whether you decide to make your phone all customized (this is a super fun way to do that with the Pinterest Widget) or you just need to organize things better, a decluttered phone is where it’s at. With this list, you can digitally declutter your entire phone.

3. Clear out your following & subscriptions

You can’t go wrong with the old.

Get rid of things you’re subscribed to that you don’t care to follow anymore. I did an Instagram unfollow spree and purgated my podcast and YouTube subscriptions. It feels good to remove the excess stuff that you’re never going to watch or listen to.

Particularly, I recommend doing a digital unfollow spree on social media. You don’t need content that doesn’t serve you popping up on your feed. You should be cautious, as Instagram may penalize accounts that you unfollow too often. It is best to do it in small increments. 

4. Canva lets you create a visionboard

Canva allows you to create a vision board on your desktop or mobile device. It’s a free app that makes it ridiculously easy to create your own collages. And they’ve already got a ton of templates to work from.

Save images from Pinterest – and search the word “aesthetic” on there to get dreamy photos that embody who you want to be in 2023.

5. Sort your email inbox

Whether that means you fully delete or archive your emails – that’s up to you. You should make sure that you have a system in place where you sort the emails as they come in, or once a day, so you can keep track of them. 

6. You can create a system to help you in one area of your life.

A good system is what I love. Ask any of my family or friends, and they’ll tell you that. I’ll spare you the rant, but there’s probably one (or several) things in your life that aren’t working – and it’s not about you, it’s about your systems. Maybe it’s finding a spot for your mail – or creating a better way to structure your morning routine. You have time to come up with some ideas! 

7. Set simple goals for the New Year

Life Goals Collective’s new Goal-Setting workshop is the perfect way to add some structure to your vision for 2023 – in less than an hour and a half. You will be guided through a four-point system to convert your goals into concrete action steps for the New Year.

8. Clean your fridge

When’s the last time you did this? While you’re at it, check your pantry for expired items.

You likely have some stuff in the back that you haven’t gotten to – and it’s probably time to toss it. You can also give away items you aren’t going to eat if you live near a community fridge.

9. Refrain from thinking about 2022

What was the best thing? What was the highlight? What were the highlights? What were the lowlights of this year? Take a moment to look back and be grateful for all that happened in the past year before you jump into the new year.

10. Marie Kondo one item in your closet

It might be more difficult to organize your whole closet than it is to do a micro-action, but there may be an area you need to get rid of. Maybe it’s your sweaters, or your sock drawer – find one area to tackle that’ll make the biggest difference. Learn how to fold clothes KonMari-style.

11. Sort your contacts on your smartphone

If you have an iPhone, you can go into the iCloud to get access to your contact list and mass delete any old numbers you don’t need. While you’re at it, back up those photos!

12. Make an address book

I’m not sure if everyone already has this organized, but I finally got enough adulting energy to create an organized list of all my friends and family’s addresses because I was tired of trying to hunt them down when I needed to send them something. Now they’re all tucked away in one organized place.

13. Make sure to update your calendar with important dates

Are there important dates you need to remember for the new Year? Add them to your digital calendar – or physical calendar/planner, if that’s your thing.

14. Set up a book tracker 

Create a goal for reading. Track your reading throughout the year. Use the one we have inside ClickUp for Creatives – or create your own to keep track of the books you read. Good Reads is always the best option. This Book Bullet Journal idea by @alltheradreeds is also a favorite of mine on TikTok. 

15. Make a budget using an app

Set a money-related goal. Track your spending with an app in the new year. ClickUp for Creativity also has a budget tracker. 😉)

16. Find your new exercise routine

You want to spice up your exercise routine? Many apps offer free trials so that you can give them an opportunity in the new year.

17. Declutter your makeup/skincare products

It’s a sad fact that most open makeup products last less than one year. 

18. Browse through your Notes app

Girl, I know you’ve got alllll your little random notes in there. Are you kidding me? Welp. This is your sign to organize them. Take out what is not needed and organize the rest. This is the easiest app to add random thoughts to.

19. Learn a course

I’m using this downtime to take fun courses. Is there something you’ve been wanting to learn? Completion of a module I’m currently taking the Enneagram IRL course from @NineTypesCo to learn more about the enneagram system! Skillshare offers a variety of quick courses that you can take for just about anything. All new members receive a month free of charge with our code. #Partner

20. Take on a challenge

Who doesn’t love a good challenge in the new year? There are many running challenges on the Nike Run Club app. Plus, there’s a ton of other challenges going on. Now’s the time to get signed up for one!

What other suggestions would you make?

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