The end of 2020 is almost upon us, and for most of us, the festivities will look quite a bit different than they have before.
Thanks to the novel coronavirus pandemic, more people than ever will be staying in, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy ourselves! December 31 is the perfect opportunity to love yourself — and put yourself on the right track for an amazing New Year!
Here are six tips for turning your New Year’s Eve into a celebration of self-care.
1. Reflect on and celebrate your victories.
Think back over the last 12 months, make a list of all the accomplishments you’ve made, and congratulate yourself!
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If you’ve had more setbacks than victories, don’t beat yourself up! Focus instead on how you can make next year better.
2. Set realistic goals and work on your game plan.
The key to turning our goals into accomplishments is consistent action, so take some time to write down what you can do to achieve your resolutions for the future. If you want to become more mindful, for example, find a guided meditation to follow each day.
3. Connect with your loved ones.
Staying in doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the New Year with your favorite people! Let your friends and family members know you’re thinking about them with a call, text, or video chat. Not only will it show them you care, but it will also strengthen your bond.
4. Reorganize or redecorate.
Start the year off with a clean slate — and a clean house! Get rid of the things you don’t use or want, and transform your home into a haven that makes you feel happy every time you walk in the door. Your environment shapes your mindset, after all!
5. Indulge yourself.
You deserve a treat, so enjoy! Slather on a cleansing face mask, brew your favorite tea, or wear your comfiest pajamas as you watch the ball drop. Whatever it is, find something that brings you joy!
6. Dust off your old photo albums and mementos.
As you look to the future, it’s important to remember the past. Pay homage to the old days and immerse yourself in all your favorite memories. You can simply take a walk down memory lane or reflect on your personal growth over the past few years.
Who needs a big party when you can treat yourself right? We can’t think of a better way to kick off 2021!
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