I am very happy to have today off! Since it’s New Year’s Eve, a coworker asked me yesterday with a smirk if I was going to “party hard.” The sarcasm stems from the fact that I am the only introvert in an office replete with extroverts. It’s common knowledge at work that “partying hard” is clearly not in my wheelhouse. In fact, I stopped trying to “fake it in order to make it” years ago.
I prefer to focus more on starting the New Year off on the right foot. So, New Year’s Eve for me is a good time to reflect back over the last year. I saw a great quote on Facebook the other day from the ageless and wise Mimi Kirk:
“2016- Life is like a garden, keep the things that worked last year and get rid of the things that didn’t.”
Oh how I love a good gardening analogy! It seems like sage advice for non-diggers as well. Removing clutter from our lives has become a popular theme in recent years, as the minimalist trend has gained momentum. I applaud the idea of careful consumption and avoiding the accumulation of items that aren’t loved or needed.
What about habits and behaviors that don’t benefit us and keep us from living our dreams? This is the question I will be pondering today. New Year’s Eve is a good time to look back over the past year and see what worked and what didn’t. I am going to follow Mimi’s advice to weed out what is not serving me. I also want to recognize with gratitude what did and plan to cultivate those practices.
How are you spending New Year’s Eve? Will you be spending time in reflection and gratitude? Partying hard? Little of both? Leave me a reply. I would love to hear from you.
Happy New Year! May 2016 be your best year ever, filled with love, happiness, prosperity, laughter and many beautiful blessings!