When I am writing this it is currently December 22, 2020 at 1:30 p.m exactly. Why did I tell you that information? I have no idea. Just thought I would share. Before we get into the ideas, I want to start off by saying: Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah, and happy whatever holiday you celebrate this time of year. If you don't celebrate anything, I hope everything is well for you. I hope everyone one is happy and I wish that all your future endeavors end with success. December is widely recognized as the cheeriest time of year and for some it is. For others, it's just like any other month of the year, but I always remember that besides the holidays, December represents something else. December represents the end of the year. The end of 2020 is something, like a lot of people, that I cannot wait for. 2020 has been, for lack of a better word, trash. The pandemic, so much death, and it has just been a dull year in general. I'm writing this from my own house even though every year that I can remember I have spent the holidays at my grandma's house surrounded by many family members. I know this year has been harder for some than others. So props to everyone for making this far into the year without completely losing your mind.
Begin, Continue, and Improve
Before the year ends, start something that you have always wanted to start doing. Something that you have been hesitating on. Hesitation kills, ya know? Take the leap. Be brave. It doesn't have to be anything big. Just something that you feel will make your life just that much better. Once you start whatever it may be, don't give up on it. When the new year comes around, improve on whatever you started. For example, if you want be a blogger. Start that blog, continue working on it, and in the new year, improve upon it. Go into the new year with a brand new part of you.
End of the Year Goal
Around this time of year, most people will focus on coming up with a resolution for the new year, but I think that instead of giving your attention to a resolution, you should try to come up with an end of year goal. Something that you want to try to achieve before this year comes to a close. The deadline for this goal will be December 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. The goal shouldn't be anything unrealistic like write a full book or get famous, but things more like finish five chapters of a book you're writing, start a blog, or finish reading a book. These seem like such small things, but when you complete this goal, you end the year on a good note. It might not be much, but this small success says that even though most of year was bad and you went through many struggles, you ended it with a success. That completed goal is the light at the end of the tunnel. This year didn't beat you.
Good Things List
Another good idea that you should try before the end of the year is writing a quick list of everything good that happened to you this year. It's easy to focus on the bad the stuff because the things that bring you down always seem most prominent, but if you take the time to recall all the good things that happened, you can at least be slightly positive. For some of us, not a lot of good came out of this year, but that one good thing that did happen shouldn't be forgotten. Don't let the bad things cloud the good.
Let It Out
Laugh, cry, or scream. Do whatever you need to let out some of the emotions you've held in. It's been a long, hard year and everyone has had to tough it out. You're strong, but before the year ends let yourself release all that emotion thats built up as the year trudged on. Let the laughter flow as you find the humor in how ludicrous and crazy the year has been. Let the tears flow as you recall the tragedy and pain that the year has inflicted. Let your voice ring out as you shout away the anger and frustration the year has triggered. Do all three, if you have to. You might look a little crazy laughing, followed by crying, and then screaming, but hasn't this year made us all a little crazy? I'm sure you'll feel a little bit better afterwards.
Yup. Just go to sleep. Let yourself get some well needed rest. You deserve it. 2o20 has been exhausting. No one can deny that. Take a power nap, sleep, or just fall into a coma until the next year begins. You can't say you started the new year on a bad foot if you were asleep. You end the year in a state of peace and start the next year in tranquility. Then on the first day of the new year, you will wake up well rested and feeling better than you probably have in a long time.
This year is coming to an end. Don't let it get to you. You're much stronger than this year is hard. Trust me on this. Ending the year on a good note will make you feel good on the inside. After everything that could've went wrong did go wrong, you stood tall and finished the year successfully. Once again, happy holidays and I wish you all a good night.