December is upon us! When did this happen? 2016 is right around the corner and not matter how much I prepare for it, it’s going to smack me right in the face when it comes. 2015 came with lessons, some of which I share, some of which I’ll keep to myself (or maybe decide to share later).

The funny thing with lessons is that we can completely assimilate one, but life will always find a way to throw at least three more at us. It’s never-ending and I guess that’s the beauty of it. So the list will always keep on growing. But since I love lists that is not a problem.

More lessons are always welcome! So share yours with us!

Here are my 6 lessons from 2015:

1. Don’t make New Year’s propositions just because.

Let’s face it, three weeks into January and we’re back to our old habits. They die hard (Mick Jagger reference, anyone?). If this change in your life is so important to you, start now. Don’t wait.

 

2. Try to make the world a better place.

Little by little. We are not going to change everything bad in the world in the blink of an eye. Find one thing you’re passionate about and help make things better. Animals, children, the environment, anything! Give back and find a purpose. By the way, have you heard of Sheva’s empowerment mission in Guatemala? (wink, wink!)

 

3. Are the people in your life adding and not subtracting?

I’m not saying that the people you have in your life are toxic. Many are good people but sometimes, they just don’t fit in our lives anymore. Be gentle letting go but don’t stay around to see how the relationship grows crooked and drains you.

 

4. Have you told the people you love, you love them?

If the words “I love you” are difficult to say it, show it. However you can, let everyone know what they’re worth to you. Hugs, cupcakes, funny notes in their daily planners…sharing is caring!

 

5. Have you found a sport or physical activity that doesn’t bore you?

Move! Get up! Don’t sit down for 8 hours each day and then go home and lay around some more. “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands. They don’t!” (Legally Blonde reference, anyone?)

 

 6. Are your personal demons not overpowering your thoughts?

Along the way, our demons started joining us in our journey, one by one. They will always be there but we can’t let them overpower what we do and how we act. We need to learn to recognize them and try to control them, whenever they appear (Damn them!). Find a happy place or a distraction.

 

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