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3 Must Do’s Before the Clock Strikes Midnight.

Forget New Year’s resolutions!  Here are 3 must do’s to launch yourself into the new year with a sparkle!

“And now we welcome the New Year, full of things that have never been.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke

As my southern grandpa used to say “weeee doggy” this year is almost gone, but you don’t need me to remind you of that.

I’m here to tell you to hold off on those New Year’s resolutions and instead, take a moment to backtrack in three ways!

But first, let me back myself up a bit.

What’s been hanging over your head lately? For me, two things: a payment to my accountant, and another for my car registration.

Over the last few weeks, I couldn’t think of two more un-satisfying ways to spend money, so I dragged my feet, and then I dragged them some more.

Every morning I would awake and think to myself: ok, today I’ll drop off that payment and take care of my car, but day after day I’d let them drop to tomorrow’s to do list.

Then morning after morning, I’d wake with that heavy feeling of I’d better drop off that payment and take care of my car today.

When I finally accomplished both, the relief was A M A Z I N G.

So my very first suggestion for you to take before the clock strikes next year is to take care of that one thing you’ve been putting off for a while now.

1. Quit procrastinating.

Perhaps it’s a phone call, an apology, a bill, a closet, or an errand.

It doesn’t matter how small it actually is, because the bottom line is this: it’s been hanging over your head and draining your psyche.

“Procrastination is a lot like a credit card: it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill”
-Christopher Parker

2 .Organize something- Anything!

Next pick a drawer, glove compartment, purse or shelf that’s been driving you nuts with disarray, then clean it out and put it back into order.
POOF! More stress relief.

When we do the things we’ve been putting off, we free up our head space. What better way to start the new year than with a clear head?

3. Look back with gratitude.

Finally, take a moment to look back and reflect on what you’ve accomplished and done well this year, because over 365 days, you’ve accomplished a lot and have grown tremendously.

Have gratitude because regardless of who you are or what you do, you’ve grown and have accomplished a lot.

Think of it like this: When you’re pulling out of an old spot you’ve been parked in, you’ve got to look in your rearview mirror before you back up right?

We’ve got to look back before we can look forward, and when we clean up our messes, tie up our loose ends and have gratitude for ourselves and our past- we can FLY into the new year with grace.

Now one more thing- I wish for you a happy, healthy, abundant, love filled new year.

Post via Tamara Star for the Elephant Journal

photo via pinterest, artist unknown

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