And with that the 2022 season comes to an end.
As the year closes, it’s natural to feel various emotions. I’m a huge fan of getting to know your feelings, and knowing how to manage them when they are born from helpful, unhelpful, untrue thinking. The close of the year can bring up some big stuff. I’ve pulled together a list of feelings I heard on the regular this week and how you manage.
Here are ten big emotions that many people may experience as the year ends and some suggestions on how to end the year on a high note:
- Nostalgia: It’s natural to feel a sense of nostalgia as we reflect on the past year. To complete the year on a high note, try to focus on the positive memories and experiences from the year and take time to appreciate what you’ve accomplished. Write them down, anchor them deep within your being so we can draw on them in the future.
- Gratitude: Reflecting on the things you’re thankful for can help you end the year positively. Consider making a list of all the things you’re grateful for, big or small. Again, write them down. We miss things too quickly if we don’t take real time to notice.
- Sorrow: If you’re feeling a sense of loss or sadness as the year comes to a close, it’s essential to allow yourself to feel and process these emotions. Consider seeking support from friends or a therapist or finding healthy ways to cope with your feelings, such as journaling or practising self-care.
- Anxiety: If you’re feeling anxious as the year ends, try to focus on the things you can control and make a plan to manage your stress. This could include setting realistic goals for the coming year, practising relaxation techniques, using our free Flip The Thinking Tool Kit or seeking support from friends or a therapist.
- Excitement: If you’re feeling excited about the year ahead, try capitalising on that energy by setting clear goals for the coming year and planning to achieve them.
- Relief: If you’re feeling relieved that the year is coming to a close, try to focus on the positive aspects of the year and take time to celebrate your accomplishments.
- Hope: If you’re feeling hopeful about the year ahead, try to focus on your goals and plans for the coming year and take steps to make them a reality.
- Envy: If you’re feeling envious of others’ accomplishments or experiences, try to focus on your own goals and achievements and remember that everyone’s journey is unique.
- Frustration: If you’re feeling frustrated about the year that has passed, try to identify the sources of your frustration and make a plan to address them in the coming year.
- Optimism: If you’re feeling optimistic about the year ahead, try to maintain that positive outlook by focusing on your goals and planning to achieve them.
Overall, it’s essential to reflect on the year that has passed to set goals and plan for the year ahead, but don’t lose yourself. Make plans for 2023 with all the knowledge and learning from the past year.
Remember to be kind to yourself, focus on the positive aspects of the year, and seek support if you need it.
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And with that, the 2022 season comes to an end…