New Year Planning Guide 2019

Laura Voegeli - Wednesday, January 09, 2019


At Asbury Park, we love helping people get organized! With better planning, life is more productive — and enjoyable. Take on 2019 with these tips for getting healthy in every area of your life and creating space to invest in the people you care about!

Focus on Quality. Set goals for the upcoming year and create resolutions you can actually accomplish.


Set routines that allow moments for reflection, rest and being fully present. Simplify your schedule to create margin for family game nights, impromptu shopping trips and lazy Saturday mornings.

Practice self-care. Invest in your emotional and mental health through counseling, church retreats, journal prompts or mindfulness exercises. Increase your self-awareness by taking personality assessments, conflict resolution workshops or simply a day away for solitude. Plan one day a month with nowhere to be and mark it off as a day of rest or spontaneous fun!

Resolve to ask for help. Don’t hesitate to ask friends to stop by to hold the baby so you can fold laundry or clean the dishes. Manage your finances so that you can outsource in certain areas. How can you improve your family’s budget to free up resources to ....

Plan to give back on a regular basis — it makes life so rewarding! Organize service projects in your community and invite friends and family to join in.

  • Plan Ahead. Try organizing activities for the next six months.

    Add work and church schedules into your planning tool so you can see where they overlap. Think about Super Bowl parties, PTA/PTO meetings, school fundraisers, Girl Scout cookie season, soccer practices and neighborhood potlucks. Make a note of how far in advance you’ll create group sign ups for the events you plan.
    Plan your vacations by booking tentative dates and researching vacation rentals or hotels and flights. If you are traveling, look up the activities your family would enjoy and ask friends for recommendations. Use these tips for a stress-free family vacation.
    Shop online or stop by the store to buy generic gifts to send with your kids to those last-minute birthday parties. Store gifts away in a closet until you need them.

    Add Healthy Routines. Focus on fitness and nutrition to start the year off strong.

    Create a plan to integrate a few new healthy practices into your routine. Make sure it is a realistic and straightforward plan you will stick to. Add accountability or health coaching relationships as needed.
    Schedule doctor check-ups and dentist appointments now for each family member. Think about your pet care needs and vaccinations. Reserve days and times that work for you — it’ll save you stress later.
    Drink more water and get moving! Walk the dog, run around with your kids or start a spontaneous dance party. Take charge and set up a recurring sign up for your friends to join you at a local park for an early morning boot camp to increase your energy.

    Take one step toward simpler organizing, and you can spend more time on what matters this year!



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