Tomorrow is New Year's Eve and when the clock strikes midnight everyone has a clean slate to begin the new year. Everyone will close the book that was 2015 and begin to write a new one and fill the pages throughout the next 365 days. But before the new year begins, we have to say goodbye to 2015. You have to let go of last years baggage in order to move on and make the most out of the new year. 2015 was a year filled with ups and downs and lessons learned, but there are certain things that should be left in 2015 and bridges that should be burned.
Say goodbye to toxic people.
Anyone who hurt you in 2015 does not deserve a spot in your life in 2016. Friends are going to come and go throughout the years and it's totally okay. Toxic people prevent you from being happy and only drag you down and hurt your heart. It can be hard eliminating people from your life, but make this the year that you believe you deserve better. Make this the year you cut ties with people who bring nothing but anger and tears into your life. Having toxic people in your life is like drinking poison, you are only hurting yourself in the end. Say goodbye to anyone who doesn't make you happy.
Say goodbye to negative thoughts.
Leave behind that little voice in your head telling you that you are not worth it or not good enough, because you are. Negative thoughts will never give you a positive life. Stop bullying yourself and replace the bad thoughts with good ones. Negativity impacts your mental and physical health and makes for a pretty crappy life. Make 2016 a negativity free year and focus on the positives, you will be a lot happier.
Say goodbye to unrealistic expectations.
It's great to set goals, but you have to make sure they are within reach. Eliminate those crazy diets and weight loss goals, they are only going to lead to disappointment. Stop setting yourself up for failure because that will just lead to self deprecation. Don't put so much pressure on yourself, you are doing the best you can and that is good enough. Don't be so hard on yourself. Instead set realistic goals that you can reach and will make you feel good about yourself.
Say goodbye to unhealthy habits.
Whatever it is you do to hurt yourself physically or mentally has got to go. You only have this one life and body and you should love and cherish them both. Stop starving yourself, stop biting your nails, stop the self deprecating thoughts, just stop harming your health. Go to bed earlier, shower often, cut your hair, go for a walk, do some yoga. In order to be happy you have to be healthy, so kiss those unhealthy habits goodbye.
Say goodbye to the pain and heartache.
Wipe away the tears of 2015 and move on. Forget about the hardships and pain you endured over the past year. You cannot be happy if you carry all your old crap with you into the new year. Whatever happened is over and done and you learned from it. Stop holding onto things that make you sad or bitter, what's the point of that? Let it all go, you deserve a fresh start and a year filled with happiness.
Say goodbye to the mistakes you made.
Shit happens, but regret takes up a lot of room in your life that could be better spent on something else. Everyone makes mistakes and it doesn't make you a bad person. Stop punishing yourself for the blunders you made and begin to forgive yourself for them. Mistakes are just lessons learned, so go into 2016 regret free and a year wiser.
If you let go everything that brought you down in 2015, you are making room for wonderful things in 2016. Burn the pictures, throw away the scale, forgive yourself, think positively, and be happy. However 2015 went for you, good, bad, or somewhere in between, just know that tomorrow night when the ball drops it's all over. The pages are blank, it's up to you to write the next year.