Taking stock in your life

At the end of the year people can be bombarded with ways they should change. Perhaps change needs to be prepared for.

We have all survived another end-of-the-world scare, which means people will get to open all of their Christmas presents again this year. The end of the year leads many people to sit back and take stock in their lives. However like Minnie Driver’s character said in Grosse Pointe Blank, “Everybody’s coming back to take stock of their lives. You know what I say? Leave your livestock alone.” I realize for you movie buffs that, in the movie, the quote refers to a high school reunion, but I think there is a level of relevance here as well.

Whenever the world gets near the end of another year, people are almost forced to sit down and see where they have succeeded or failed. The discussion is endless.

Have you made enough strides in your career? Are you successful enough? Have you put on or lost too much weight? Are you depressed or maybe too happy? Where will the next year take you, and will you make your life even better than it is now?

The stress involved with digging through every aspect of your life is enough to drive anyone around the bend.

Life does not instantly change because a clock on the wall clicks to another second, but for many people this moment is a signal to try and better their lives. New Year’s resolutions are made and disappear quicker than most hangovers will on Jan. 1.

Starting another year is tough on many people as it is, let alone adding the pressure of making a drastic change in your lifestyle.

We, the people, should not need a date and a time to choose a moment which will suddenly change who we are.

Eating healthier, quitting smoking and drinking less are great ideas. But do them for the right reasons – because you want to live a healthier life.

Pick the right time to get there, and make these changes in a proper way.

Mentally prepare yourself for it because if you don’t then those resolutions will end up next to the Christmas wrapping paper,  which was discarded after its use has been worn out.

The world is facing many challenges heading into a new year and many decisions will have to be made which will influence our futures.

We have made it past the Mayans’ end-of-the-world scenario, but soon enough another will take over the airwaves and online and another countdown will begin.

As the Christmas season is upon us there may be a way to see a brighter side of life. Enjoy the family and friends who are with you, whether it is in you house, online, or during a phone call.

Look to next year as a chance to enjoy every day because all too often we forget to do this until it is too late. Hopefully all of the people who read this editorial are enjoying their time off and the season that promotes joy and peace on earth.

When the time comes for the end of the year and start of another, do not be afraid of challenging yourself, but do not let it get to the point where the stock of your life ruins the life you are living.

 

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