22 Tips for a Fresh Start in 2022

Author: Meraki Coaching - Canada |

Many times in life, all we need is a fresh start to get back some joy, excitement, energy, and desire.

Starting fresh looks different for everyone: it can be moving to a new place, starting a new job, taking up a new hobby or passion, or beginning a new relationship.

2021 has been challenging, exhausting, and complicated for many people. And although everything negative has a positive side and a learning lesson, 2022 can be your opportunity for a fresh start and a brighter future ahead.

Here are some tips that’ll help you get a good start to your new year.

  1. Get yourself a nice gift

    Treat yourself to something nice for being so strong and making it through the difficult times you’ve been through. Reward yourself. Love yourself.

  2. Make your goals list and design a plan to achieve your goals

    Don’t just write “Exercise more” in your to-do list and call it a day. To follow through with your plan of becoming fit, set super-specific goals like walking 10k steps every day.

  3. Do some reflection

    When you understand what makes you tick and what makes you happy, you can start carving out more time for those things.

  4. Make a gratitude list

    Write down 3 things you are grateful for every morning and every night before bed.

  5. Create a budget for the new year

    Understand your living expenses, and keep a budget for groceries, entertainment, commuting, and so on. Spend on things you need. And don’t spend more than you earn in a month.

  6. Be more present

    Practice allowing yourself to just enjoy the present moment you’re in.

  7. Let go of whatever is holding you back

    It can be a memory, an object, a person – something that just doesn’t serve you or your vision. When you hold on to things that are making you miserable, you’re not making room for things or people that will make you happy.

  8. Forgive yourself

    Be aware that we all make mistakes. Think of them as a learning experience and quiet all the negative self-talk. It’s not easy, but you’ve got this!

  9. Give back

    To all the people who love you, support you, and have been there through the difficult times. It is always a good moment to give back and say “thank you”.

  10. Create a morning or evening self-care routine

    Taking time to take care of yourself has immense benefits in all aspects of your life. Set a time, specify the things you will do, and go for it!

  11. Set your priorities

    We can’t fight every single battle. We have to set our priorities, make decisions. Be clear on what you want and fight for it.

  12. Reinvent yourself

    Do things you have never done before. It doesn’t matter if you think you wouldn’t enjoy it, just do it and see how it goes.

  13. Be more positive

    Adopt more positive thinking and attitude. You will see how things start to come out better.

  14. Stop doing things you don’t want to do

    Learn how to say no to people. Get your power back and honor yourself, your mind, and your body.

  15. Keep an open mind.

    Go with the flow. Trust the process. And believe that no matter what happens, things will fall into place.

  16. Step out of your comfort zone

    Is there something you’ve always wanted to do?

    Is there a skill you’ve always wanted to pick up?

    Is there a cuisine you’ve always wanted to try?

    Or a place you’ve wanted to visit?

    Now is the time to do it.

  17. Don’t be afraid of failure

    To get good at something, you should be ready to fail a few times before you finally succeed. Failure only helps you learn faster.

  18. Declutter your home

    You can sell or give away all those things you no longer use or you don’t need. You will end up with a lot more space, and cleaning will be much easier!

  19. Adopt minimalism

    Stop spending on unnecessary things, and focus on the things you love. Experiences give you more happiness than things.

  20. Celebrate mini-achievements

    If you’ve worked really hard for something, take some time to appreciate how far you’ve come and how much progress you’ve made.

  21. Focus on living a healthier lifestyle

    The quality of your health will determine the quality of your life.

  22. Be patient

    Almost everything worth something takes time. So, be patient with yourself. Take it one day at a time, and you’ll see that your life improves slowly.