New Year's Rememberlutions Jar
Happy New Year and hello 2015! I hope that you have all had a lovely Christmas and start to the year so far. I always find myself in a reflective mood for most of January: looking back at the year that was and looking forward to everything that could be. I know for a lot of people, that also translates into making New Year's resolutions - many of which are almost certainly broken by the end of January! So this year, instead of making resolutions, make "rememberlutions"! Better yet, make a rememberlutions jar! It's a simple concept which crosses a traditional gratitude journal with a jar and focuses on your accomplishments, blessings and things you are grateful for, rather than dwelling on those failed resolutions.
Your rememberlutions are completely up to you - they could be work accomplishments, fitness goals reached, a memorable day with the family, a funny thing the kids did or even watching a beautiful sunset. Remember, there are no rules when it comes to rememberlutions and it's often the little things that matter! Whatever it may be, write it on a small piece of paper and place into your jar. Then come New Year's Eve or New Year's Day, you'll have a jarful of memories to read and reminisce over!
CREATING YOUR NEW YEAR'S REMEMBERLUTIONS JAR
Step 2: Decorate your jar (or not) with any materials that you like. After playing around with a few different designs, I decided to keep mine simple and just added some twine to a cute glass lidded jar from H&M. I think that the black and white chevron paper (which my rememberlutions will be written on) provides enough of a decorative element, whilst still working well with my decor.
But feel free to go to town with decorations, especially if you're getting the kids involved! Stick-on lettering works well, so does ribbon, photos and scrapbooking supplies. Each family member can decorate their own individual jar or you could have one big one for the family.
Step 3: Display your rememberlutions jar proudly! Throughout the year, write your rememberlutions on a little bit of paper and place into your jar. Open and read at the end of the year or anytime you need a little boost.
I hope this inspires you to create your own rememberlutions jar and I wish you all the very best for the coming year!