With additional reporting from Diana Spalding, CNM
Raise your hand if the past year has felt like a decade and a minute all at once. 🙋♀️ Yes, there have been bright spots. Like that two week stretch in the summer where things felt almost, normal? In person school! Vaccines! A SATC reboot! But like the year that came before, it's been marked by tons of uncertainty, discomfort and inconvenience.
To put it mildly, we're ready for a refresh in 2022. We're ready to pull everything out of the closet, cabinets, and junk drawers–literally and figuratively–to get this year started right. You know that feeling of opening the windows on the first warm day of spring? The way the house fills with crisp, clean air that feels easier to breathe? That's what we want 2022 to feel like.
Forget New Year's resolutions. That just puts another thing on your to-do list. Instead, think of the entire year as an opportunity to refresh. Whether that means finally organizing the closet that's always a disaster or establishing a daily meditation habit, making a budget (and sticking to it!) or getting time with your partner to reconnect at the end of the day, how you refresh is up to you.
If you need a little inspiration, here are 12 steps you can take to reset for the new year. You don't need to buy a thing, but in case you want to, we've shared our favorites.
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