5 Ways to Kick-Start Your New Year

The New Year is a time filled with excitement and curiosity of what is to come. Make 2019 a year to remember and commit to a few of these activities that will get you on track!

1. Rise and Shine---and Eat!

As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Be sure to incorporate this healthy habit into your routine by stopping by one of Ellensburg’s many fantastic cafes. Satisfy your sweet tooth with ABC Donuts or try a savory spin on breakfast at The Early Bird Eatery. With so many options, you could try out a new place each week!

Photo courtesy of ABC Donuts

2. Reconnect

The hustle and bustle of our daily routine often causes us to put off making plans. This year, reconnect with old friends and mend those strained relationships! Ellensburg offers many restaurants and bars that are perfect for coming together for a much-needed night out. Enjoy a classy night of sipping wine and snacking on charcuterie at one of Ellensburg’s wineries, or head out for a night of bar hopping at some of the best breweries in the Pacific Northwest!

3. Try Something New

Break out of your comfort zone as you head into the new year. Ellensburg offers attractions for every personality, which means there’s bound to be an activity, food, or something else that you’ve never tried before! Have you ever eaten, or even seen, a red pickle? Taste one for yourself with a delicious lunch from The Red Pickle Food Truck. Have you ever experienced a Central Washington sunset? Take an early morning hike and watch one in all its glory from the top of Lion Rock Lookout. The options are endless!

4. Increase Productivity

Increase your productivity for a successful start to the year by working in a new environment! Getting out of your comfort zone while you catch up on work or sit down to study has been shown to stimulate the brain and increase productivity. Plus, background noise in coffee shops can enhance creativity! Ellensburg’s coffee shops are cozy yet lively, the perfect combination for a successful session of working. Not to mention the delicious pastries and constant caffeine supply just a few steps away! Discover the best places to study in Ellensburg and check out fantastic coffee shops here.

5. Reflect

Take a moment to reflect on the past as well as what you expect for the year to come. Alone time at an art gallery or museum is the perfect opportunity to redirect your thinking in order to achieve success in 2019. Ellensburg is a town full of rich history that can put some things into perspective for us all. Visit the Western Art and Culture Center for a journey back in time or find a peaceful space to think at Gallery One Visual Arts Center or the CWU Japanese Gardens.

Photo courtesy of CWU