It is the last day of the year. The New Year starts on tomorrow. December 31st is a good day to look back on the past year and “let go” of those internal and external things that will prevent you from productively moving forward in the New Year. A “letting go” ritual is a good way to start implementing change in your life.
A “letting go” ritual can be as easy as making a list and physically destroying it or using your imagination to create an entire “letting go” scenario. One scenario I employ is to imagine I am standing on a small cliff over a beach watching the rolling waves. Riding on each wave is something or someone that I am letting go. I like this scenario because it is not destructive……it is not “labeling” the thing I am letting go…… it is just simply carrying it away to another shore.
For some of us, letting go is difficult – especially when there is another person involved. However, it can be a cleansing and healing experience. It can be a peaceful ritual that can truly foster personal growth. Consider it as another positive way to bring in the New Year. Try it.
How do you celebrate the end of one year and the start of the New Year?