We’re so close to the end of the year! It might feel like there’s no time to get anything significant done right now. However, the end of the year is actually the best time to pause and take stock of where you are in life currently, and where you want to go moving forward.
Want to make the last two weeks of the year count? Here are my favourite end-of-the-year rituals to make sure I close this special chapter of my life on a high note.
Create a “Done List”
Create a list of everything you’ve achieved this year, from small things like attending a new workout class, and paying your bills early to big, life-changing events like getting married or buying a house. Don’t leave any stones unturned! Every win, no matter how big or small, is important.
Think of this as updating your personal CV. Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done. Hey, you’ve survived another crazy year!!
Declutter Your Space
Get rid of the things you don’t need in 2023! Those old clothes that you haven’t worn since the pandemic? Old pans and pots at the back of your kitchen drawer? That amazon black Friday purchase that you forgot to return? Make more space for the possibilities of 2023 by physically clearing out at least a section of your home. If they are still in good condition, you can also donate them or give them to family members who might actually use them.
Don’t just randomly “gift” them to someone without caring about their preferences, though. Make sure to ask them first or set up a hamper at home so when people come to visit they can check out your collection in your preloved hamper and grab things they like.
Review your finances
I know this is BORING work, but bear with me. No matter how well you’re doing, unless you’re Elon Musk, it is still important to review where your money is going. You’ll be surprised to find that you’re spending too much money on deliveries or transportation! Every penny saved matters, especially now that the recession is in the talks. Considering the high inflation right now, perhaps you can cut down your expenses by a quarter with simple lifestyle shifts.
Finish that course you’ve started halfway!
I know you still have the login details to that course you thought was super awesome but kinda forgot about when work deadlines started piling up. Well, we still have a good two weeks before this year ends so you still have some time to finish that course and list it under your done list!
And if you’re looking for one, we are launching a new course on LinkedIn social prospecting, so feel free to message me if you’re interested in that!
Choose a word for 2022.
What one word would you choose to describe your 2022? As we close this chapter of our lives, think of giving it a title. Just like book chapters have a title, you can think of 2022 as another chapter in your autobiography — I’m sure it’s full of challenges, ups and downs, and a lot of wins and losses. No matter what the title is, embrace this chapter of your life as it will only make your life story more colourful.
As we slowly transition to another year, I hope you’re all giving yourself some time to process the many things that happened this 2022. Writing helps. Talking to your close friends and mentors helps as well. Find a time to pause and reflect on your year so you can welcome the new year with renewed vigour. Happy holidays, everyone!