You know what’s common between the last days of each year? The fact that they’re spent in partying out, looking back at the year gone by, thinking of new year resolutions, and planning the year ahead.
But this year, a very important addition has got to be made to these year-ending rituals. We are talking about making self-love and appreciation a part of this list.
Here are 6 things you need to look back and appreciate yourself for before stepping into the new year:
1.The fact that you changed, but didn’t change
Being dynamic and receptive to changes in the past year probably was needed for your growth. So, kudos to you if you kept up. But the fact that you remained true to your roots and identity while adapting to those changes also deserves a huge round of applause from—you, d-uh!
2. Your perfect “imperfections”
All of you should love all of—you—first! And of course, your perfect “imperfections” are a part of this package. Those cute little quirks, the way you laugh at yourself, your talents, your skill, the stretch marks, the freckles, those love handles here and there — look at yourself in the mirror and appreciate your uniqueness before stepping into the new year. You can take this a notch up by thanking god and your parents’ genes for it too. Just saying.
3. Your heart of gold
So, you might have had a couple of incidents where something is done out of good intentions for someone sort of backfired. But as the year comes to a close, look back and celebrate your good heart and pure emotions instead of dwelling on the misery. Because your effort deserves it.
4. For staying strong
In the year gone by and in the ones gone by before, life has probably knocked you down with several difficulties and obstacles, but you always stood back up stronger than before. This strong suit of yours deserves more appreciation than you know. Clap, clap.
5. For learning to let go
Perhaps sieving out the toxic elements from life will and should be a part of each year of your life. After all, nothing is more important than your own mental and emotional peace. Here’s to letting go of the toxicities for a better you–despite the emotional attachment. Hip, hip, hurray!
6. For making a difference
You might not realise this, but you did and continue to put a smile on a lot of faces. So, pat yourself on the back for making so many people happy and carry this trait with you in the coming year and in many more to come.
So, show yourself some gratitude and get going!