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8 Ways to End the Year Right

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| December 22, 2017

8 Ways to End the Year Right

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The year is finally drawing to a close, and it’s during this time when we need to look back and reflect on the life we have lived in the past 330+ days — all the friends we have gained, all the lessons we have learned, all the love we’ve been given, and all the things about ourselves that needs changing for a better future.

We all had our own battles to confront this year, and maybe some of us still are nowhere near to being the person we had hoped to be when the year began. But with the remaining time we have, we can still turn things around and end the year the way we want it to.

Here are 8 ways you can end the year right!

Go mountain hiking with friends

Whether you’re a seasoned mountaineer or have only admired your friends who are from the comforts of your room, you’d know that there’s something therapeutic about mountain climbing. It challenges you physically and mentally, with a rewarding result — a breathtaking view from the summit and the memories you make with your company.

It’s much more fun to conquer climbs with friends too. Just plan together and plan ahead so you can end your year with something to remember for a long time.


Declutter your room

The holidays are all about starting anew and that includes getting rid of anything and everything that doesn’t benefit you anymore. It’s a hassle at first, but you should really spend a few days decluttering your room or your workspace. Sell or donate your old things! Get rid of what you’ve been hoarding just because. Welcome a more minimalist lifestyle. Read our handy guide on how to perfectly declutter your home here!


Start budgeting your year-end expenses

The holidays do make us feel more generous to ourselves and to others, so you have to be smart about it. End your year right by leaving enough of your savings and bonuses left for the next year which will be made easier when you budget your year-end expenses starting today. This will help you control your holiday splurges and gift-giving!


Meet up with a friend you haven’t seen in a long time

Stop settling for statements like “I miss you, we should hang soon!” Go and actually do meet up with the person over the weekend or whenever you’re able to make time, no matter how brief the meeting. It will help rekindle old friendships which you’ll realize are still worth keeping as the next year rolls in.