Getting past the New Year blues…

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Wow, that was hard…. New Years Eve is probably my least favorite day of the year.  We have all stated it more than once how overrated this day is.  Everyone wants you to spend this day with them; your family, your friends, new aquaintenences, etc.. but the reality is, many of the gatherings I’ve attended in the past involve a lot of pointless alcohol consumption which successfully makes you un-present to the situation and kind of defeats the purpose of you having been there.  It also for some reason, brings out resentment, guilt, way too much negative self reflection, and a huge hangover. 🙁

On the positive tip! Through my rose colored glasses, I see this day as a day to really be loving and kind and appreciative to one another.  To be grateful for our health.  To re-assesss how we can change ourselves and improve our lives and the lives of others.  To figure out how to really make our wishes become reality.

“It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew – and so do I, – that there was all the difference in the world.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Why are we so hard on ourselves this day and why are we so hard on each other.  This New Year hangover lasts about 1-2 weeks, which according to my calender is just about up!!!  So, let’s stop whallowing and feeling sorry for ourselves… It’s time to appreciate all the gifts in our lives physical and non physical..let’s change our perspectives, lets find solutions to stop feeling sad for no reason,..let’s lose the weight we’ve been wanting to loose, let’s kick the habits, let’s take those classes, let’s get organzied, let’s save so money, let’s get new jobs, let’s be kinder, let’s be more generous with our time, etc, etc…and the result of this will hopefully bring about a more pleasant New Years Eve. xo

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