To Happy Jars, Life Changing Words and an Alternative Way of Achieving New Year’s Resolutions

Seeing as Sega Superstar has gone off to gallivant at the coast, I’m taking the wheel and have two suggestions you need to try out instead of writing those cliché New Year lists!

Why do we stress ourselves to stick with resolutions we’ll forget by mid March every single New Year?  I’ve discovered two great alternatives worth using with regards to New Year’s resolutions. One requires you to choose a word that should inspire proactivity and positivity, while the other requires you to keep a jar.

The Viewfinder is all about fun so let’s start with the happy jar. Get a jar and fill it with notes of all the good things that happen to you throughout the year. It can be as basic as writing, “My crush said hi”, or noting down your university honoring you. Whatever good it is, jot it down with the date and put it in your happy jar. Now here is the cool thing, you can’t look at the notes once they are inside the jar until New Year’s Eve. You will empty the jar and remember all the good that happened to you during the year when December 31st finally comes around. All the excitement and good feelings you will feel when the events unfold in 2014, you will relive again on the last day of the year.

If you’re paranoid about sticking your happiest (and possibly cheesiest) moments on pieces of paper, or tired of making a list of things you wish to accomplish by the end of the year, how about choosing a word that encompasses the person you aspire to be? A word like brave, strength, faith or love can alter your 2014 experience entirely. The whole point is you choose a word and live by it to the letter. I guarantee that by the end of the year, you will have a deeper meaning and appreciation of whatever the word is and of yourself.  Your life experience will be shaped around the word you choose, and will show you just how serious you are about living up to your full potential. So if you want to be the best you in 2014, you might want to chill on the booze for a bit and take a minute to just think. (If you’re sipping and are not in a position to think straight, do re-read this tomorrow or whenever you’ll be off holiday mode). You will receive various signs about what your word for the upcoming year should be, so pay attention to your surroundings and your inner thoughts (when you’re not boozed). The universe will send you your word.

Whichever option you choose to embark on, I wish you good luck and would love to hear what awesome moments you have next year on December 31st. What do you say? Let’s make a date and meet again here this time next year to compare notes (just post your experience in the comment box or send an email to: ). May 2014 be all that you have wished for, and may all your dreams become your reality.

 Sincerely Miss A.

Picture of Alice

The author is a private and pensive individual whose smile is straight gorgey (but she’d rather not reveal that here). Miss A gives dope advice and was disciplined enough to train and run in a 10 kilometer race this year. She’s all that and a pack of Big G gum. Miss A’s hand is on the left in the pic above, lovely right? 


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