When you are a goal-oriented, self-motivated person, giving in to the pressures of life feels like failure with a capital F. You feel that you should always be able to rise above, regardless of the circumstances. But just as we deeply care for and appreciate the people closest to us in their times of need, sometimes, we have to turn that love, care and appreciation towards ourselves.
Happy New Year! I hope you woke up this morning feeling refreshed and hopeful.
How was 2019 for you? If you read the news regularly, you likely feel that the world falls somewhere on a scale between a complete mess and total anarchy. I find this way of thinking so disheartening. Every year has its good and bad, its sadness and joy, its low moments and bright spots. It is a very personal thing as well — some people may have had a much harder year than others depending on where they live in the world or their current life situation. But whether we claim the year to have been a good or bad one, we can all say we have learned something. Many things, most likely, but at the very least something life-changing if we pay attention. Rather than dismissing the year which when you think about it, was a whole 365 days of your life, why don’t we instead take some time to reflect on our experiences and lessons learned in 2019 and start planning and dreaming for 2020?
The holidays are the time of year where we feel the most pressured to have fun, yet often, we let the stresses of the season take over and while we are doing fun things, we are very likely not having that much fun. Here are thirty fun things to do over the holidays with the intention of bringing you pleasure and joy.
Let’s agree right now, that your birthday is a day worth truly celebrating.