10 things to do before 2013 ends

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After months of rushing through life and being consumed by work, it is now the time to bid farewell to yet another year in our lives again.

For some, 2013 was a year full of surprises and life-changing events. For others, it could have been a mediocre year that went by in a blink of an eye. However the year turned out for you, now is the time to recall what happened or changed in your life in 2013.

Ask yourself this - Can 2014 be better than this year?

If you want to start the new year on the right note, take a step back from other distractions and complete these 10 things before 2013 comes to a close.

10 things to do before the year ends

  • Resolutions fail more often than not, and leave you feeling like a failure at the end of next year. Resolutions are also often about something you dread doing, so starting the year off with a list of to-do things that is not going to make you happy.
  • Instead of aiming to earn double the amount of money you did this year, aim to be more satisfied with what you have and what you can afford. Setting positive goals like this takes the pressure off and spurs you on emotionally instead.
  • For one day in the year, just dedicate time to yourself. Spend an entire 24 hours not answering emails or calls. Don't pick up a single gadget but make the day about you and the relationships you have.
  • List down all the little victories you accomplished this year and be proud of them no matter how small they may seem.
  • Think about the things you wish you did differently this year and instead of harping on them, write down what you have learned and how you can improve in future. If you turn your mistakes into learning points, you will have more to look forward to in the year ahead.
  • Thank everybody who has helped you this year and take some time to appreciate every thing and everyone you have. You can help start someone else's year by being respectful and that in turn could have great repercussions for you.
  • Give one person you care for something they want/need without needing to hear them say 'thank you', or receiving anything from them in return. When you give without these conditions, you will experience the joy of making someone happy.
  • If you have yet to do your part for society this year, it is not too late. Charity organisations are always looking for helpers and gifts in the festive period. Try it out and you will see how wonderful it is to start your year off on the right note.
  • Work and other personal goals have probably consumed you this year. Before it ends, take time to talk to your family and loved ones. Share your thoughts and lessons learned this year and remember that money can never buy love and kinship.
  • If you have been worried about an ailment this year, get it checked out. If you know you have been neglecting your health this year, dedicate some resources on fixing or preventing any further damage to your body. If there's one other thing besides love that money can't buy, it is your health.

10 things to do before the year ends

  • Resolutions fail more often than not, and leave you feeling like a failure at the end of next year. Resolutions are also often about something you dread doing, so starting the year off with a list of to-do things that is not going to make you happy.
  • Instead of aiming to earn double the amount of money you did this year, aim to be more satisfied with what you have and what you can afford. Setting positive goals like this takes the pressure off and spurs you on emotionally instead.
  • For one day in the year, just dedicate time to yourself. Spend an entire 24 hours not answering emails or calls. Don't pick up a single gadget but make the day about you and the relationships you have.
  • List down all the little victories you accomplished this year and be proud of them no matter how small they may seem.
  • Think about the things you wish you did differently this year and instead of harping on them, write down what you have learned and how you can improve in future. If you turn your mistakes into learning points, you will have more to look forward to in the year ahead.
  • Thank everybody who has helped you this year and take some time to appreciate every thing and everyone you have. You can help start someone else's year by being respectful and that in turn could have great repercussions for you.
  • Give one person you care for something they want/need without needing to hear them say 'thank you', or receiving anything from them in return. When you give without these conditions, you will experience the joy of making someone happy.
  • If you have yet to do your part for society this year, it is not too late. Charity organisations are always looking for helpers and gifts in the festive period. Try it out and you will see how wonderful it is to start your year off on the right note.
  • Work and other personal goals have probably consumed you this year. Before it ends, take time to talk to your family and loved ones. Share your thoughts and lessons learned this year and remember that money can never buy love and kinship.
  • If you have been worried about an ailment this year, get it checked out. If you know you have been neglecting your health this year, dedicate some resources on fixing or preventing any further damage to your body. If there's one other thing besides love that money can't buy, it is your health.

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