If you are a fan of New Year's Eve, then you can probably agree with this statement: There is something magical about NYE. People come together. Some folks become the person they want to be ... even if it's just for a day.
You see, when New Year's Eve rears its beautiful head, hope starts to take over. That is because a new year tends to mark a new beginning, a fresh start. Some people might look at New Year's Day as just another day, and that is fine if people feel that way. However, if you embrace the magic and learn how to live every day like it's New Year's Eve, then your life could be filled with more happiness, love and success. After all, you will be treating every single day like it is a new beginning.
When a year is about to come to a close, people tend to do some serious reflecting. They reflect on the year they just had. While some people realize they came up rather short on their goals and they are not where they wanted to be at this point in the year, they are at least doing some reflection and self-evaluation, which is one thing people don't do enough of, and that is why people should start treating every day like it's New Year's Eve.
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Here's the problem: Many people only reflect once a year, and it is around December (aka at the end of the year). As a result, many people get extremely motivated and then they start creating new resolutions and goals for the new year. They get inspired, and this inspiration spell carries over to the new year, which is why the local gym is always jam-packed in January.
"New Year's Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change." - Sarah Ban Breathnach
If you treated every day like it was NYE, then you would reflect more, and you would analyze what you are doing wrong and right on a weekly basis (perhaps daily basis). The problem is life happens. People change up their routines at the beginning of the year because they are inspired and motivated to make their new goals and resolutions come true. But then life happens after a short period of time. Things get busy at work, relationships get more complicated, people get lazy and/or complacent. Then, people revert back to their old habits and then goals and resolutions take a back seat.
Some people don't have this problem because they are self-motivated, and they incorporate their goals into their daily schedules by actually coming up with a plan. They don't just say they want to be a better person, make more money, be more successful -- they come up with a plan and follow it on a daily basis.
On New Year's Eve, hope takes over, and people want to be with loved ones. Yes, this is also a very unhappy time of the year for some people, but a good majority of folks are extremely inspired during this time because they look in the mirror and know they can do better, they can become the person they were meant to be.
"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something." - Neil Gaiman
The key takeaway here: People need to spend more time reflecting. If that simple step is done, then people won't wait an entire year to evaluate their situations. They won't let an entire year go by that consisted of them going through the motions, letting days go by, and not trying to achieve their goals and dreams.
The magic that is New Year's Eve can't be duplicated, but the same thought process can be incorporated into your daily life.
People tend to look at a new year as a fresh start. In reality, it is just another day, meaning every new day welcomes a clean slate, a fresh start.
"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every day is a new day, a new start, an unwritten future.
If you haven't gotten off to a fast and successful start in 2017, then think back to how you felt on New Year's Eve, a time that optimism and motivation was at an all-time high. Then remember that every day is a new start, and then get to work, start chasing your goals and dreams and become the person you were meant to be.