Updated: Jan 19
These rituals by Cyprian writer Jessica Stillman will tune up your psychology and set you up for success in 2019.
If you really want to soar in 2019, end-of-the-year planning isn't just about getting your strategy straight and your financial house in order. You also need to get your head right, and that means tuning up your psychology, renewing your mental resources, and recommitting to your deepest values.
In short, you don't just need to review and reflect on business matters. You also need to review and reflect on your life, and the way to do that is with rituals. Science has proven that taking concrete actions to mark a new state of mind really does affect our feelings and behaviour.
So what end-of-year rituals are best? The internet is littered with suggestions, though the best bet might just be whatever feels most natural and effective for you. Here are a few suggestions to get you thinking.
1. Give thanks, in writing.
Gratitude is one of the best studied and most powerful happiness boosters out there. Counting your blessings strengthens your positivity muscles, putting you on a more optimistic footing for the year ahead. Take some time to send your customers or team hand-written thank-you notes.