Happy New Year! It’s officially 2019. Are you ready for it? Because it’s here!

My kids woke me up this morning at 7am… and while tired, at first, once I got a view of the sun rise… I was SO grateful.

It had to be one of the coolest sunrises I’ve seen from our house and a perfect way to start out 2019 in a state of awe and gratefulness.

So now that it’s here… what next? How do you actually get motivated in the New Year?

The first day is usually spent still in vacation mode. Everyone is off work. You’re still in a daze from the champagne you clinked at midnight. But before we know it… we’ll be down to 364 days this year.

So how do we kick our own booty into gear? Because let’s face it… sometimes motivation doesn’t come out of no where. Sometimes getting motivated comes from the momentum you gain after just starting.

Here is my Top THREE tips that have helped me get excited and motived to kick off the New Year.


  • Make a Vision Board. If you’ve never done this, I highly suggest it. I make mine on Canva and save it to my desktop. Then it’s in front of my eyes every day. You can also print it out and hang it somewhere. Or, if you’re crafty, grab some magazines, scissors, and glue and get to work old school style. Whatever floats your boat and will be pleasing to your eye. The idea is that with pictures, your brain will be stimulated and excited to work toward those goals. At the end of the year, it’s really cool to look back and cross off the ones you’ve accomplished. This was mine from 2017.
  • Make a Game Plan. We all know by now that I’m all bout planners. But print outs or regular calendars work too. If you’re planning to get fit – print out a work out calendar or schedule your gym time. If you’ve got a money goal in mind, work backwards each month to figure out exactly what you need to do to get there. If you’re wanting to travel somewhere, plan a time to sit down and map it out. Without a game plan, the days will slip away… we will blink.. and it’ll be June.

  • There’s nothing wrong with a little retail motivation. I have nothing against cliches, especially when they are true. And I think there’s nothing wrong with adding health to your New Years goals. Maybe it’s walking more, yoga, or full on working out. But a new pair of shoes is always motivating. I’ve got these in my cart already. Same goes for other goals… a new planner, a new notebook. You choose.
Running Shoes 2019

If you have more ways that you’re using to help get motivated in the New Year… I’d love to hear them! Feel free to comment below or find me over on Facebook.

What do you think?

Written by Kacie