As we approach a New Year, it can be fun to create ways to inspire a positive beginning and not necessarily by making resolutions.
Instead, one idea I heard about and love, is jotting down notes on little pieces of colorful paper about things that make us happy, and reading them at the end of the year!
We can include the recognition of an accomplished goal, fun memories, surprise gifts and other things we are grateful for while they are happening.
Each year is a clean slate so starting January 2018 with an empty jar and adding a note each day or week with a good thing that happened would forge a new focus on the great stuff that occurs.
We can also get creative with the type of jar or container we use too, and how we decide to decorate it, along with the paper we’d enjoy using.
Then, how fun to gather on New Year’s Eve and empty the jar and read about the wonderful year we just had, especially if we did this as a group activity with family and friends!
This happiness practice could certainly help to offset the upsets that garner our attention.
So, as we ring in the New Year, our first writing could be about the wonderful night of celebration we had with the changing of the year!
What positive New Year’s ideas inspire you?