December is soon to arrive, which means that in a short time we will be hearing once again “All I want for Christmas is you” by Mariah Carey or Michael Buble’s “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”. But December is not only about the winter holidays and the Christmas markets, it is also about the end of the year and the approaching of a new beginning which you have to be prepared for. Here are 5 things that you need to do before the end of the 2021:
Make a list of your accomplishments
When the end of the year is approaching, it is very important to analyse everything you’ve managed to accomplish during these 12 months. Make sure to write down all of the milestones that you’ve reached, as well as the things you’re grateful for, since with our busy schedules we tend to ignore the little stuff that makes our life better. Say “thank you” to all those who helped you when you needed it the most and let go of toxic people that bring nothing but negativity to your life.
Pay off your debts
A new year means a new start and there’s no better way to do it than without any debts. We obviously understand that some major ones, such as the mortgage for your house or the student loans that you’ve taken years ago can’t be covered in a minute, so we rather talk about smaller ones, like that $100 you’ve borrowed from your friend.
Buy a sweater
There is no better time to wear a sweater than December, and even if you have lots of them in your wardrobe, make sure to buy another, more unique one, such as an Irish sweater from Tara Irish Clothing that will keep you warm and stylish during this cold month. It is also said that wearing something new on the New Year’s Eve will bring you new experiences and good luck in the upcoming year, so make sure to keep in mind this advice.
Declutter your stuff
You don’t want to go into the new year with all that useless junk that you have all around the house. Kitchen utensils, old clothing, furniture, glass figurines, take a close look at what things you have at your place and decide if you can or cannot live without them. You can try to declutter it by using the famous Marie Kondo method, or you can also simply make the decision by yourself what things you need and what you can throw away, donate, or gift.
Do a good deed
Pay for the person behind you in the Starbucks drive, feed a homemade meal to a hungry homeless person, buy some toys and school supplies and take them to the orphanage, or make a subscription to a donation site and give a few bucks from your paycheck every month. It’s a misconception that you have to be rich in order to be able to help others, because the smallest things are the ones that make the big difference.