Get Your Ish Together Checklist for 2021

A small confession about myself: New Year’s Eve is my favorite holiday. I love the excitement of counting in a new year, the fun vibes of hanging out with my family until midnight, and most of all: I love the fresh start feeling that a new year brings in. As someone who genuinely enjoys setting goals and making to do lists, New Year’s is the perfect holiday for me!

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to celebrate New Year’s Eve last year, because I was recovering from jaw surgery. I also didn’t set any goals or do really anything for the new year, and it really messed me up for the first few months of 2020, making what was already a difficult year even more stressful for me.

So to prevent this from happening in 2021 I am going all out this year! Starting with a checklist of things I want to do at the start of 2021 to get things organized and to ‘clean out the old to make room for the new’ as they say.

Just in case anyone else wants to do the same thing, here’s my ‘Get Your Ish Together’ Checklist for 2021, which you can use or modify for your own use as you’d like:

Closet:

  • Remove everything
  • Clean walls & shelves
  • Hang up/fold clothes
  • Sort clothing
  • Donate/upcycle/recycle what you don’t want to keep
  • Make list of items of to slowly add in during the year to make your dream wardrobe
  • Sort through socks and undergarments

Skincare:

  • Get into daily skincare routine
  • Replace empty or expired products
  • Add in new products to routine if necessary

Tech & Media:

  • Organize computer files
  • Sort music playlists
  • Organize apps on your desktop/phone/tablet
  • Get a new wallpaper for the new year

Food:

  • Make meal plan for 2021
  • Write down/save favorite recipes
  • Figure out food budget

Finances:

  • Make monthly budget/savings plan for 2021

Mental Health:

  • Journal thoughts and feelings about the new year
  • Begin work on improving habits
  • Connect with friends and check in with how they’re doing
  • Get into journaling routine

Social Media:

  • Make social media plan and goals for 2021
  • Organize Pinterest boards
  • Update profile picture
  • Update Twitter header
  • Go through subscriptions and who you’re following and remove people whose content you don’t watch or look at anymore

Fitness:

  • Make fitness goals
  • Come up with different types of workouts that you like to do – variety is the spice of life!
  • Start or revitalize a virtual fitness motivation group with your friends
  • Save up for fitness classes or a gym membership to take in the future once it’s safe to do so

Organization:

  • Organize books
  • Donate books that you no longer use or read
  • Organize loose papers and documents
  • Clean and organize desk

Education:

  • Make list of topics you want to learn during 2021
  • Find resources for learning about those topics
  • Find people to motivate you

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