Back by popular demand, it’s our favorite New Year’s Eve ritual! Once you start doing this every year, I don’t think you’ll be able to stop–it just feels so great. You can use this list as your base, and then add on items that matter to you. Have a great time with it! Here’s the background and the list:
Years ago my buddy Pete told me about his Korean mother-in-law’s tradition for New Year’s Eve. The theory is you want to go into the new year the way you want the rest of the year to go. If you want abundance, ease, order, fun, etc., these are among the things you do:
–Fill your car with gas.
–Fill your cupboards and refrigerator with groceries.
–Put money in your pocket.
–Catch up on your bookkeeping/bills.
–Clean your house.
–Catch up on your laundry and ironing.
–Clear out any old clothes in your closet that don’t fit or that you don’t absolutely love anymore, and give them away so someone else can start enjoying them right now.
–Catch up on your beauty routine (color your hair, do your nails, pluck your eyebrows, etc.)
–Eat the kind of food that you love.
–Pick an event for yourself on New Year’s Eve that symbolizes the kinds of things you want to do more of in the coming year. For my husband and me, it’s always getting outside more, so we go camping on New Year’s Eve.
Those are just a few suggestions, but you get the picture.
Maybe it sounds silly, but I swear doing these kinds of activities to start a new year fresh feels SO GOOD. I really look forward to it every year. I’m all about the fresh start.
Off to go do some cleaning now. Tomorrow, handle the gas and groceries. Then instead of camping this year, spend New Year’s Eve with our new puppy, Moose, helping him adjust to the routines of our home, and helping the older dog, Bear, adjust to the new little brother. He’s pretty skeptical, I gotta say. We’re working on it.
Hope you all are having some lovely holidays. Happy 2013!