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My sacred New Year’s tradition

December 27, 2015
Goodbye 2015 - Hello 2016 // via that nordic feeling

Goodbye 2015 - Hello 2016 // via that nordic feelingIt’s almost time to say goodbye to 2015. I hope you can look back at a great year. It might not all have been fun and celebrations, but I hope even the hard parts have brought you growth and clarity or at least new healthy beginnings. It’s hard to say goodbye, but it’s necessary sometimes in order to grow and move forward (I shared a few hard-earned life lessons over here).

There is something about this time of year that makes most of us ponder more deeply on our lives. Am I where I want to be? Where do I want to go from here? How can I make this or that happen? There is something very beautiful about these sentiments. Often we forget about them once January arrives and day-to-day life takes over and overwhelms us with chores, work and projects. The trick to actually make some of these things come true is to take each wish and make it into a plan. And put intention behind it. I have a special way of doing so, that has become a much cherished tradition year after year.

Goodbye 2015 - Hello 2016 // via that nordic feeling

I shared it with you last year in this post. Like I said then I don’t believe in new year’s resolutions. They are always about all the things that we don’t want to do, be or become. Always spoken in a negative tone. In stead I set new year’s intentions. I use Susannah Conway’s brilliant Unravelling the Year Ahead workbook to do so. It is a free and very usable workbook (you just download, print and start writing), that Susannah makes every year.

This will be my 4th year in a row filling out the workbook – and I am so excited! I’ve said goodbye to both hard and great years this way – either way it is such a nice way to reflect and wrap up the year in a neat bow. Over the years I have also found great joy in getting my old workbooks out and looking back at the intentions I set for the year and compare it to where I actually am. Nothing feels better than to see, that you’ve moved in ways you wanted to.

We are standing on the verge of a brand new year, a clean slate, and right now anything feels possible. 366 (yes, it’s leap year) days ahead of us ready to be filled with anything we want. While that feeling is strong is when you want to print out your own book, get your favourite pen, put on your favourite music and spend a night scribbling down your intentions for the year ahead. Even if you don’t fill out the entire book, use the parts that make sense to you. I promise you, you will feel great putting all those dreams, thoughts and desires in your heart into words and clear intentions.

Thank you so much Susannah for this great and wonderful gift. I hope you know how much it is valued. I salute you and send you lots of love, light and happy thoughts for the year ahead. x

Goodbye 2015 - Hello 2016 // via that nordic feeling

I have a great feeling about 2016. I really do! And I can’t wait to put all my dreams into words over the next few days and say a great big goodbye to 2015. This year has been such a wonderful year for me and I am saying goodbye with a thankful and happy heart.

Good luck and have fun with it. And don’t forget; If you can dream it, you can do it.

Happy New Year, dear readers. May 2016 bring you all the love your heart can hold, all the luck you need to succeed, all the joy in the world and all the courage you need to move towards your goals. I for one am cheering for you. Let’s make magic in 2016.

With love,
Rikke xx

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2 Comments

  • Reply Bonnie December 28, 2015 at 03:43

    Hi Rikke
    Thank you for sharing this well put together little gem. I have downloaded a copy for each of my family members and then some…..xo Bonnie

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      Reply Rikke • that nordic feeling December 28, 2015 at 11:37

      Hi Bonnie
      That sounds great! I hope you will love it as much as I do – and that your family will too. Have fun with it! Happy New Year.
      Rikke xx

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