Different months have different ways of putting us in a certain mind frame.
For example, we have January, a month that gives us the feeling of new beginnings and December which reminds us of a chapter that is closing.
Now that we are in December 2022, most of us are in that mood of self-reflection.
We are remembering how things were at the beginning of the year and realizing how much has changed since then.
For you to get the most out of this month of reflection, there are some things you should do.
Below is a list of five things that could help you close this chapter joyfully and prepare for a new season next year:
1. Clear your space
The environment you create in your home is essential for your well-being. If you have a lot of junk that you don’t need, it blocks you from feeling calm and happy.
So, the purpose is to declutter your home so that it can give you that refreshed feeling by the time you’re in the New Year. You could get rid of unnecessary items that have been clogging your home and even donate clothes you don’t wear anymore. Believe it, when you’re done, you will feel like a huge burden has been lifted off your shoulders.
2. Declutter your social media
It’s also important to clear your mental and emotional space by decluttering your social media. This is especially important if you haven’t done that in a long time because you’re probably hoarding pages and channels that don’t represent who you are now.
Go through your list on every social media and unfollow pages that aren’t improving your life in any way. This should be something you do every year because it helps you guard your thoughts as you transition into a better version of yourself.
3. Pamper yourself
A final pampering session should also be on your list. There is a lot of emphasis on taking care of your mental health but, there are huge benefits in looking your best as well.
Book that spa session or give yourself an at-home pampering session if you need to. This will ensure that, come January, you’re looking refreshed and not exhausted.
4. Reassess your resolutions
Although many people have ditched the tradition of having resolutions, they are still important. Resolutions can help you build the discipline you need in order to achieve your goals.
If you had any at the beginning of the year whether they were financial or fitness resolutions, assess where you are now.
Acknowledge the milestones you have achieved and if you know you could have done better, be real about it as well.
5. Write a gratitude list
It’s also very important to show gratitude for the big and little things that have happened this year. And actually, the fact that you are alive shows that you have a lot to be grateful for.
You could buy a 2023 journal and let the first page be about the things you are grateful for this year before it ends.