It’s officially time to start making a list of the things you’d like to leave behind in 2012!
As I shared a few years ago, my hubby and I learned about a very helpful year-end tradition that we’ve embraced. For us, and other folks that aren’t fans of a new years resolution list, making a list of the things you’d like to shelve from 2012 allows us all to create space for the things we really want to have in our lives in the New Year. We usually start our lists over the Thanksgiving Day weekend and then add to them up until New Year’s Eve.
Be sure you can print it though, and then late on Dec 31st, say a little “goodbye” to your entire list and do something dramatic with it like burn it in your fireplace, flush it down the toilet, bury it in the sand at the beach or in the dirt in the woods or somewhere other than your backyard (it’ll still be around if you do that).
If you’d like an example I’ve decided to share some of my list from a few years ago:
Some of my “best left behind in 2009” list:
The excuse that I have no time to work out if I’m writing a book (I’ve joked that you too can write a book if you just stop working out!)
Acquaintances that simply do not demonstrate an interest in creating a quality or meaningful connection
Buying things that I can easily just borrow from others
Trying to remain “friends” with people that really don’t have the same core values as I/we do
Hit and runs (read more about this in my book)
Well, that should give you a sense of things that might be worth leaving behind, and I’m happy to share that since moving (back) to the SF Bay Area, these lists have gotten shorter and shorter! 🙂