Happy New Year!

Nothing excites me more than the start of the new year! Aside from amazing fireworks, it’s a time where we get to chart our next path on the sea, and set course for success. We’re still who we are, but the New Year always brings a magical sense of being able to hit the reset button to work on and create the best versions of ourselves. To become the person we truly want to be and live the life we love!

And this year is different. It’s special. It’s a magical double number of 20, and I can’t help but think of the saying, “Hindsight is twenty-twenty.” 

It’s essential to take some time to reflect on the past, so we are better able to tackle our future. What areas of our lives do we want to improve upon, but most importantly, celebrate the accomplishments you crushed! Once you know where you’ve been, it’s easier to figure out where you’re going. Our LWSL January Issue will support you in charting your course to make 2020 your Happiest, Healthiest, and most productive year yet.

Here’s the breakdown of this month’s issue:

HOME 101

If having your family gathered around together for meals is something you crave, then be sure to read Bring Your Family Back to the Table. Tiny living is all the rage today, but why? You’ll soon discover after reading The 5 Big Benefits of Living in a Small House. And speaking of small, do you ever wish your freezer was just a little bit bigger? Our post to Get More Use from Your Freezer will maximize your storage today.


Begin your mornings fueled for the day with Vanilla Almond Granola paired with your favorite side. Make mealtime a cinch with these Hearty One-Pot Dinners that will feed the whole family. Slow Cooker Sausage & Peppers is perfect for a busy day ahead. Lunch and leftovers are possible with these soup recipes: Easy Beer Cheese Soup, and this One Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup. Let’s not forget about The Best Lemon Bar Recipe Ever as a dessert – or a snack, no judgment here!


It’s a new year and time to gain a new perspective on money. Here’s why you should Stop Worrying About Money and instead focus on Your Clear & Simple Debt Free Plan (Make This Your Year!). Now, as you work on your plan, if you have No Budget, No Problem: How to Get a Grip on Your Finances Even When Spreadsheets Aren’t Your Thing. Then get wild, go big, and Save $10,000 This Year with this action plan that meets you right where you are. Lastly, whether it’s still in the works or ready to go, check out 5 Rules for Starting a Business that will save you in the long run.


This month’s focus is on creating clear-headed spaces in and around your daily life. Start with these 10 Simple Habits That Will Change Your Life and empower your future. Next, it’s time to Think Bigger This Year and hone in on how to make it happen. Finding time to squeeze in a workout can be challenging, but this 10 Minute Exercise (How it Works & Where to Fit it In) will make sure you do. If you find yourself in a sleep battle, be sure to read Your Sleep Issues Resolved, and don’t forget to check out this stress-free way to Lose 10 Pounds in 8 Weeks. Ladies, do you have Purse Problems? How to Declutter Your Handbag will turn that black hole into an ideal on-the-go tool! Be sure to make your daily life even simpler by learning How to Organize Your Phone – these tips are a game-changer.

As always, I’d love to hear what articles have resonated most with you! Feel free to reach out at ruth@ruthsoukup.com, or message me on Instagram!

Here’s to a kick-a** new year!

xoxo, Ruth

PS: Want to rock 2020 even harder? Our life-changing goal setting workbook will walk you through 5 simple but powerful steps to help you create a straightforward action plan for achieving your biggest goals and reaching your dreams this year. Best of all, it’s free for a limited time! Get it here.

This January Issue is all about supporting you in charting your course to make 2020 your Happiest, Healthiest, and most productive year yet. Let's create a path to accomplish, improve and crush the goals in the areas you most wish to improve upon. From working out to meal planning to finally getting hold of those finances, find everything you need right here! #newyearnewyou #crushingit #setupforsuccess #newyearsresolutions #biggoals #happiness #productivity #health #fitness #financialfreedom

Ruth Soukup
Ruth Soukup is dedicated to helping people everywhere create a life they love by follwing their dreams and achieving their biggest goals. She is the host of the wildly popular Do It Scared podcast, as well as the founder of Living Well Spending Less® and Elite Blog Academy®. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of six books, including Do It Scared®: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love, which was the inspiration for this book. She lives in Florida with her husband Chuck, and 2 daughters Maggie & Annie.
Ruth Soukup