Professional Rebel’s End of Year Rituals – Don’t just throw your year in the F*ck it Bucket!
If you’re the sort of person who at the end of the year, thinks to themselves ‘well, that was a shit year. Next year is my year’… then low and behold, the piles of shit years seem to stack up out of nowhere – maybe, just maybe, instead of looking how far you’ve come and what good things have happened around you, and taking time to celebrate all of this, perhaps you’re stuck in only focussing on what could be and how far away you still are from it – and that my friend, is a joy sucker, for sure.
If you really want to feel good, flip the switch and cause a real glitch in the matrix to make some real noticeable change and improvement in your life, you have to change what you look at and the things you focus on.
At the end of every year, in that nothing-y bit between xmas and new year, I always do a bit of focussed reflection because, brains, if you let them, cling onto all the things we didn’t do and the ways we messed up, happily overlooking all the things we did really well and the ways in which life was actually pretty alright.
Our brains do this because of something called negative bias – it helps us humans grow and evolve in some respects, and in others, it keeps you stuck and pissed off… kinda depends how you’re wired.
Either way, doing some reflection helps you celebrate stuff you might have forgotten (meaning hooray for some happy emotions and self celebration) AND it highlights stuff that you’d like to actually make an effort and do better with too (again win win because you get to see it, admit that you’d like to do better and evaluate how) – honestly, if you don’t look at achievements and misses, you just set yourself up to live life on repeat over and over… and that my friend, feels shit.
So this collection of End of Year Rituals is a collection of fun, creative and thoughtful activities to help see the good things in your life, create positive emotions, develop rituals of self celebration to help alleviate the feeling of shitness and remind you that you’re a bad ass mother f**ker!
You’re WELCOME X