The end of the year is a pretty busy time: holidays, parties, events, deadlines. There are a lot of things going on in the outside world that tend to take up most of our brain-power. Generally, this is a happy time to be spent with loved ones, to appreciate life, and all that we have. It is also easy to get in an “end of the year slump.” Another year is over. Maybe this was a tough twelve months, maybe we’ve experienced a lot of unprecedented changes, or maybe even the cold weather is just making us cranky. Whatever it is, it’s normal to feel down even when there are so many ups. What’s important here is to nip the negativity in the bud and make sure that the blues of 2012 don’t spill over into the joys of 2013.
How to Overcome the end of the year blues:
Take everything as a blessing. We’ve learned so much in 2012. Let’s use this to catapult us into an amazing 2013.
Set new goals. Goals help us grow and move forward. Start to think about what you’d like to achieve in the new year.
Appreciate what you have right now. While thinking about what you want, be grateful for what you have. You are always given everything you need in a period of time. Take time to be thankful for what is in your life in the present moment.
Let go and move on. Everything that has happened, has already happened. Learn, accept, and let it go.
Have a healthy and happy New Year!
What are you choosing to leave behind in 2012 and what are you looking forward to incorporating into your life in 2013? What do you do to overcome the end of the year blues? Let us know!
Michelle is Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life's Creative Director and resident writer. She has a degree in Journalism from Indiana University and is also a certified holistic health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and registered yoga teacher with trainings with Anuttara Yoga Shala and Strala Yoga. Michelle has a deep desire to help people find happiness in all areas of their lives, and truly believes the Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life movement will bring lasting change to the world. Michelle splits her time between Florida and New York City and loves connecting with people from all over the world. If you'd like to contact her, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org