People have all sorts of traditions around New Year. Here are a couple of things I like to do from my desk, to see the old year off and welcome the New Year with good thoughts.
3 little words:
I can’t remember where I learnt this simple method to motivate myself, it may have been a podcast …
Each year I pick three words, sometimes randomly, sometimes from the thesaurus, and write them on a note. I like to display it above my writing desk to inspire me, encourage me and centre my thoughts. Decorate the note however you like, or simply write the words on a post-it note, but I find it always helps to add a little glitter!
My 2021 words were: Do, Sparkle & Delight … 2022 words? Not sure yet, but will work on it tomorrow!!!
Once again, I can’t remember where I gleaned this idea from. A gratitude box is a simple way of noting good thoughts and literally seeing good accumulate. It can be anything you like – a glass jar, a special box. I use a clear chocolate box that I have embellished.
Throughout the year, I jot down thoughts, remembering special events or little things that happen that make me smile and I am grateful for. Some notes are as short as a word or two, some are like essays!
On New Years Eve or Day, I read back through them, sometimes with joy, sometimes tears. I write a note of Gratitude for the old year, and with my 3 little words, store them in an envelope in a hatbox. Then I write a new note with my new 3 little words, thoughts and aspirations for the coming year and pop them into the gratitude box, and we’re ready to go around the mulberry bush once again.
I hope this helps you start your new year in a good way. It certainly helps this little elf!!
With love and kindness,