The new year is just mere days away, and it’s time to start thinking about 2022. Most people make resolutions as part of their celebrations for the new year. But there are many other things you can do to set the right tone for this upcoming year. Here are a few suggestions to do just that.

Get Outdoors

The weather may be a bit colder here in Orange County, CA. But it’s still a good time to spend time outdoors. Go for a walk around the block, spend time tending to any cold-weather plants, or simply spend a little time outside in the open air. Fresh air and sunshine has so many benefits. It helps boost your mood and provides you with more energy. When you’re winding down for the night, the time spent outside will help improve your sleep time.

Watch a Movie or TV Series

It’s never been easier to find movies and TV series you love or to explore new options. You can look through streaming services like Netflix or Hulu. Or maybe it’s time to look through your DVD collection for old favorites. There could even be a few movies you’ve never gotten around to watching.

Indulge with Post-Holiday Shopping

The holiday season is a time to give to others, and many people do that by spending a little more during this time of year. Other people decide to wait for some items to go on sale after the gift-giving season has ended. Start your new year off right by purchasing something you’ve wanted but resisted buying until now.

Organize Your Space

After the holidays, even the cleanest homes can use some organization. Use the coming new year as a fresh start. If there are things in your home you’ve thought about getting rid of, schedule a hauling appointment with a local company. Many companies will take on jobs of all sizes and come to pick up items you have to save you a trip to donation or to the landfill. By clearing out old items, you can make room for holiday gifts and reduce any clutter in your house.

Improve Your Sleep Schedule

Hardly anyone gets the recommended amount of sleep. As the new year approaches, consider developing better sleep habits. These might include going to bed and waking up at set times, and reducing the amount of time you spend watching TV or on your device at night.

Another way to kick the new year off right is to hire a caregiver. Whether it’s for personal care every day of the week or hiring a companion to come for a few hours each week to provide senior assistance at home, Optimal Senior Care Solutions can help. Ask us how we can help seniors in Newport Beach, CA today!