Every new month brings with it new energy and new opportunities. It is like a fresh start. Here are a compiled list of things to do at the beginning of every month that will help you to stay organized and successful in achieving your goals.
Things to do at the beginning of every month
At the beginning of each month, it is great to connect to your higher self and show appreciation for getting to another month.
Create a practice of sitting down and reflecting on everything that you are grateful for.
For example, what did this past month bring you? Did you gain any new opportunities, perhaps, friendships?
Being grateful for what you already have will give you opportunities to attract more into your life because life rewards the grateful.
You can also engage in prayer and pray over your life, your family, friends and your community.
Meditation and journaling can also help you remember to be grateful, increase your inner peace, stay grounded and focus on the month ahead of you.
Set one big monthly goal
If you have been wanting to do something new in your life, perhaps make a big change, a new month is a great time to start.
For example, you could be wanting to maybe lose weight, learn a new online course, create a website, start a new business etc.
A month is ideal to start a big goal. Start on day one, commit to a month, and see where it takes you.
It will be easy for you to track your progress if you start at the very first day of the month.
For example, if you are trying to lose weight, you can easily track how much weight you would have lost from the first to the last day of the month.
Set your smaller monthly goals
This can be your short term goals and the list does not need to be massive .Think of 1-3 things you would like to work and improve on in the new month.
For example, you can set a goal to finish reading one book, stay offline once a week, and make your bed every morning, meditate for 5 minutes each day etc.….. just think of something that would improve your life and then work on it.
Plan all your finances
In order to keep your finances under control, it’s a good idea to create a budget at the start of every month.
Go through your accounts to make sure everything is okay. Ensure that all bills that needs paying are paid or scheduled.
This is also a good time to reflect on your spending habits and see what you can improve on in the new month in terms of savings.
Get rid of your old worries
A new month is a good reason to move forward, to leave behind the old baggage and start afresh.
Viewing the new month as a clean slate can help you feel energized and experience less stress.
Write down all your previous month’s worries in a list form. Start checking them off one by one by either looking for solutions for them or deciding to move on.
Tell yourself, the old is gone, I am now in a new month with new hopes and aspirations.
Reflect on the previous month
Reflect on the previous month. For example, is there anything you didn’t get to last month?
Reflection is incredibly important if you want to grow and learn from your mistakes.
So take some time to reflect so that you can make sure of the direction you are headed – rather than just continuing to do the same things hoping for a different result.
Try to set aside 30 minutes or so and start listing out everything that happened the previous month in your personal and work life. This exercise helps to have a broad outline of the past 3-4 weeks. Review what went well and what didn’t, what mistakes you could have prevented and how to improve the situation
Declutter and thoroughly clean your apartment
The start of the month is a great time to give your space a thorough clean.
Cleaning your home helps to clear your mind, and setting it ready to achieve new personal goals.
Before starting the main cleaning process, make sure you declutter and get rid of all the unnecessary stuff in your place.
Do a self-check
Take a moment to assess the most important areas of your life that is, your relationship, friendships, spirituality, etc.
Rate yourself on a scale of 1-10 to check on how you are doing on all of them.
If you’re feeling a bit burnt out from spending too much time with friends, for example, then you’ll know the adjustments you need to make.
Mark all Birthdays, Holidays and Important events
Use a calendar or planner and map out all the things that are important for the month ahead, like birthdays, meetings, and all important events.
This will help you to prepare all the gifts in advance. It will also keep the events at the back of your mind in case you come across something you might need, for example, an outfit for a special event.
Get to work
Get to work on all your monthly goals early in the first few days of the month. This will help you gain momentum and motivate you to achieve all your goals.
If you try these suggestions of things to do at the beginning of every month, you can be sure to enjoy organized, successful, and extra fulfilling month.