WAYS TO SET A REFRESHING TONE FOR THE NEW YEAR
Added on: 1st Jan 2017
CHOOSE A WORD OF THE YEAR
Choose one word that will set the tone for 2017. Think of it
like a chapter heading for the book that is your life.
Print this word out and place it in a part of your
room that you will see every day.
Spend some time focusing on gratitude. You can
write in a journal or thank a friend who helped
you during a tough time.
ATTEND A RELIGIOUS SERVICE OR HAVE YOUR
OWN SPIRITUAL CELEBRATION
Whether it's a candlelit service at a church or a guided meditation
at a local Buddhist centre, New Year is a good chance to
explore the spiritual offerings in your neighbourhood.
TAKE A MINDFULNESS WALK
Step away from whatever screen you're looking at and
take a short walk outside. Focus on your five senses
and enjoy being alive.
WRITE A LETTER TO YOURSELF
Start a New Year's Tradition of writing a letter to yourself,
Store it away in a safe place, to be opened at the end
CARRY OUT ONE SMALL ACT OF KINDNESS
Think of just one way to practice kindness today.
7. MAKE A "REMEMBER-LUTIONS" JAR
Instead of focusing on goal-oriented New Year's resolution, fill a
jar with notes about your favourite memories and
accomplishments over the course of 2017.
REMIND YOURSELF TO BE HAPPY ALL YEAR
Choose one random day every month to do something that
makes you happy, whether it's treating yourself to a facial or
cooking a dish you've been meaning to try. Use a calendar
app to schedule these good intentions on New Year's Day and
throughout 2017, the reminders will give you permission
to step away from your busy life.
DO A VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH A LOVED ONE
Make a list of questions that you and your kids (or your significant
other, best friends or parents) can answer every New Year's Day.
Tape the interview and make sure to keep the tradition going
every year to see how your answers change.
MAKE RESOLUTIONS THAT GIVE YOU JOY