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Another year is behind us and now it’s time to begin a new chapter in 2020. While it can sometimes feel like a relief to move forward and get a fresh start, it can also be a bit intimidating. We tend to put a lot of pressure on ourselves to make the next year “better than the last” or maybe it’s the fear of the unknown that prevents one from moving forward. However you’re feeling as 2019 culminates, the best thing you can do for yourself is to get organized, take a deep breath, and prepare for the new year—here’s how. 

Reflect on the lessons of the past year 2019

Ok, so maybe you hit a few roadblocks over the course of the year—no big deal, that’s life. But by reflecting on these items can help you when it comes to making your list of resolutions for the year ahead—think of it as new year motivation. Maybe you finally realized that you were living beyond your means because it was difficult to make rent or perhaps constantly canceling on dinner dates has caused you to lose a few friends. Whatever it may be, take some time to reflect on some of the decisions you’ve made and how those choices affected your life over the past 365 days. Most importantly, forgive yourself, be accountable for your actions, and create an action plan for ways to improve in the new year. 

Make a list of achievements

Yes, it’s important to toot your own horn! Making a list of everything you accomplished over the past year is a great way to motivate yourself to keep on trekking in 2020. Don’t just focus on the major thing; even small achievements are something you should be proud of. With that being said, this exercise may take you some time as you’ll have to go through each month with a fine-tooth comb. Looking at photographs on your phone as well as your day planner can help.

Establish gradual New Year’s resolutions

Here’s the thing about resolutions: you can make them throughout the entire year. In fact, you may be more apt to stick with them. We tend to make big, lofty goals at the beginning of the year, only to feel bad about ourselves if we didn’t achieve them. So, start by making a small list of tangible resolutions and give them a due date. Then you can repeat the process with a new set of goals. Be realistic, but also don’t be afraid to push yourself—especially if it’s to improve upon a certain situation or behavior.


Meditation is an important part of self-care, a spiritual one that can help you release negative thoughts while also helping you welcome new ideas. Not to mention, meditation reduces stress levels, to include feelings of anxiety and depression. It also helps with emotional stability and provides an internal energy boost to help you accomplish all of the goals you are envisioning—whether that’s for the current day or weeks or months ahead. 

Clear the clutter

Now that you’ve cleared your mind, it’s time to clear your surroundings, too! Clean out your closets and drawers and donate your unwanted goods to a local shelter. Get rid of piles of clutter around your home—especially in areas where you sleep and work. Consider refreshing your living space with some new decor to give you a fresh perspective. 

Talk to a psychic

Preparing for a new year can feel overwhelming, so if you feel as though your confused or stuck in a rut, book a reading with one of our Keen psychics. The benefits of a session include peace of mind, confidence, the opportunity to improve upon relationships, and self-discovery. If you lost a loved one in 2019, a medium can help you get closure or resolve unanswered questions by communicating with the deceased. No matter what your goal is, be sure to prepare for your reading by jotting down a list of concrete questions. A few examples include: “What can you tell me about my purpose in life?” “What are the steps I must take to reach my goals?” “What’s stopping me from finding love?” Start the new year off on the right foot and contact one of our psychics today.

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