New Year's Ritual
I'm not about resolutions. Partly because I rarely stick to them beyond a couple of weeks, but mostly because I've been doing something else since I was 10 years old. When I was in the fifth grade, I spent new years at a friends house and her older sister (who I thought was the COOLEST) had her friends over and they were doing this at midnight. It stuck, and 21 years later I am still doing it.
- Step 1: Think about what you want to leave behind in 2018.
What have you overcome? Big or small. Did anything rise up unexpectedly and derail your plans? Was there a particular theme to the year that you feel like you can now move forward with or from?
- Step 2: Write it down. Write it all down.
If you left something, someone, some feeling, some pattern behind, what positive change would it make space for in 2019?
- Step 3: Set it on fire.
Take your list outside just before midnight, 11:57 is a nice time, read it to your self (out loud if you dare) and burn it.
- Step 4: Take a deep breath in and a long exhale out.
Wishing you a Happy New Year!