As the New Year rolls around it is way too easy to get bogged down in what we didn’t accomplish or do this year and to start making long lists of what we need to do in the New Year.
I think a much better and more rewarding way to start the New Year is to remember how wonderful you are by creating your personal “Ta Da” list. I created this pdf years ago for a Wishful Thinking Works post and I use it twice a year to remind myself of all the good things – big or small – that have happened or that I have accomplished.
Why not use New Year ‘s Eve to celebrate you and what you have done instead of worrying about what you didn’t do?
Even if 2015 was your toughest year yet, you survived, and that is worth celebrating.
If you are alone on New Year’s Eve, embrace it! Buy some bubbly, treat yourself to food you love, pop in a movie, read a good book or soak in a luxurious bath and savor being you. (Some of my best New Year’s Eves were spent alone – outdoors, reflecting on all the good things in my life. I sipped something wonderful, tasted something delicious and savored the moments.)
As the New Year dawns, don’t worry about what’s next, just enjoy what is. You made it this far in life and have so much more to look forward to.
Happy New Year!
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