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New Year Celebrations: Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Be Left Behind

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New Year celebrations can take diverse forms, depending on your plans and those of your loved ones. The celebrations have revolutionalized from making New Year resolutions to making internal plans for self-development and growth.

At some point, people choose not to celebrate the new year because of personal preferences, environmental issues, or global events such as war or COVID-19.

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While these reasons are commendable, New Year celebrations bring us together with loved ones and help us share experiences that, if left alone, could take a toll on us. 

Below are six reasons you shouldn’t be excluded from New Year celebrations.

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Why You Should Be Part of New Year Celebrations

Bond with Friends

I believe a lot happened in the previous year for you, either good or bad. You have thrived, survived, and progressed. You have probably worked away from home, schooled, or moved to a new neighbourhood away from your childhood friends. 

As you enter a new phase, New Year celebrations are a time to visit home, bond with friends, and share your experiences. 

You can plan and go on fun expeditions, watch movies, and do a backyard dinner. Trust me, you’ll appreciate the little chats and fun for the rest of the year.

Launch Long-term Actionable Goals

While you can launch and execute plans at any time, the new year makes it more intentional. You’re motivated to carry out the things you’ll do due to the season’s newness, euphoria, and optimism. 

As such, you should be part of New Year celebrations because it offers the opportunity to make plans to grow or let go of what isn’t working.

These goals could be short-term or long-term. If you’re launching a long-term goal or goals, you’re better off doing it during the New Year’s season. You can share plans with close friends and family so they can be your accountability partner in fulfilling your goals.

Natural Starting Line

If you’ve always planned to start a new project but couldn’t find the right time, use the New Year celebrations to start. It could be touring your country, states, or nearby countries using a motorcycle or a traveling van with one or more friends. 

It could also be starting a recipe or a workout vlog. It could be anything you’d always loved to do. 

Reflections and Gratitude

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A new year is also the perfect time to reminisce about the year, your achievements, failures, and growth. You can then take stock of what to let go of. The best way to get the most out of this exercise is to write down all the things you’re grateful for. Moreover, write down all the things you couldn’t do. Analyze which ones you can improve and let go of what you can’t.

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All in all, be proud of yourself for not giving up. 

Rethink Plans You Couldn’t Execute

Further, the New Year celebrations are a period to reflect on the plans you couldn’t execute. Think about what went wrong and how best you could’ve handled it. Is there a better way to try to execute those plans again, or do you just move on? 

You can talk to seasoned professionals to get expert advice on this and how best to handle it.  They’ll be able to help you rethink your plans that bring value to you and those around you.

Make New Resolutions

Perhaps you’ve achieved the things you set out to do and want to move on to something new. New Year celebrations are perfect for making new resolutions. It could be going back to school or taking online courses to improve your knowledge. You can also make plans to start working out or follow a YouTube fitness trainer.  

Among others, you can plan to spend more time with your family, spend time outdoors with friends, and visit a historical place every quarter. You should even add reading lists to your plans!

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New Year celebrations differ from individual to individual. You can choose to observe or not. However, observing it intentionally gives you new perspectives and ideas on how to be better in the coming years.

Happy New Year! 

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Sedi Djentuh
Sedi Djentuh
Hey, Sedi here, a content writer. She's fascinated by the interplay between people, lifestyle, relationships, tech and communication dedicated to empowering and spreading positive messages about humanity. She's an avid reader and a student of personal weekly workouts. When she's not writing, Sedi is busy advocating for plastic-free earth with her local NGO.

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