The beginning of the new year always feels so wonderful. It’s a fresh start and brings with it the opportunity to make changes for the better, plan for our futures while reflecting on and learning from the past. Here are our five favorite things about this amazing time of the year!

It’s The End Of Holiday Stress

November and December are some of our favorite months, with all their holidays. But we have to admit, those holidays can be as stressful as they are fun. The start of the new year is the start of some serious relief from the hectic holiday season!

It’s A Clean Slate

Do you ever make plans to start doing something at the beginning of next month, next week or tomorrow? You probably do that because those beginnings feel so new. But the beginning of a new year? It’s the ultimate clean slate! It’s the perfect time to look back at your previous year and use those experiences to create a new plan for yourself.

It’s The Perfect Time To Get Organized

There’s simply no better time to neatly stow away all the holiday decorations, buy a new planner and start planning your fresh new year. And we’re not just talking about meetings at work and dinner with friends. If one of your goals in the new year is to get and stay organized, one way to do it is to set aside time every week—or even every day—to do some cleaning. And when you write it into your schedule just like you would a meeting, you might just be more likely to stick to the plan.

It’s Full Of Inspiration

At the start of the new year, we’re surrounded by inspiration—which makes it so much more fun to kick start our resolutions. Planning to start working out more? Step outside or head to the gym and odds are you’ll be surrounded by other people just as excited to get fit as you are! Did you want to save more money? We can guarantee there are a thousand ideas right here on the web to get you started. Still not sure what your resolutions are? Check out our post for some ideas.