Take a Self-Reflection Vacation
Before you shut the door on 2015, take a moment to take stock of how far you’ve come this year. Yes, you. Didn’t accomplish all of your 2015 goals? Fuck it. You either did the best you could or you decided along the way that your goals needed some serious adjusting (or to be abandoned entirely). As infinitesimal as we all are in this universe, we each experience this life uniquely. That’s power. So before you ring in 2016 with the same tepid enthusiasm as last year, let’s take a little self-reflection vacation together and do these five things:
- Inhale deeply, then exhale with conviction. You’re breathing, good job. *Golf clap*
- Think about the worst thing you did this year. Now think about all of the serial killers you are not. *50 bonus points*
- Write down three words to describe yourself then three words to describe three-toed sloths. Wrote down six totally different words? You win! *But you’ll never be sloth-level adorable, sorry!*
- Look in the mirror. Smile widely. Frown slowly. Look at you, you generically-disappointed Disney character! *No reason for this step; I’m just mean.*
- Now, write down a serious New Year’s resolution. Circle it. Frame it. Tattoo it. Whatever. Reflect on how you feel right now — it’s real. *We all win.*
Whether you deem 2015 to be a year of insipid ordinariness, or a year that was full of all the feelings, your most important resolution this year was to experience all 365 days. And you did just that.