Time flies, and there is hardly any exaggeration in this much used platitude.However, it comes with its own little grain of truth, 2016 will soon be upon us, and it seems only a little while ago that we were welcoming 2015. While it is a brilliant feeling, walking into a new year, there are still a host of things that need to be done before the year 2015 can be brought to a close. Most of these things are minor, the paying of bills, the balancing of accounts, making sure your investments are in place etc. but a lot of things can be crucial to your well being and your happiness. Making sure you have your year’s checklist all set can help you relax and make the most of these holidays.

Here are some important things to do before the year closes:


Family time

If you are single and living in a city far away from your family, it is imperative that you make sure you go meet them at least once before the year closes.Research indicates that people that are close to their family and stay in regular communication with them are overall happier and more successful people. It won’t take much time, and not to mention there will be oodles of home-made food waiting for you.

Read that book

Is there a book that you have been struggling to finish? It is not uncommon for people to pick up a book and to leave it midway because of a lack of time and space so as to read. Work leaves people with little free time in which to indulge their minds, and reading is one of the most engaging and interesting activities around us. Dally no more, dust off that book from your stand and start reading every day. Make it a point to carry that book around with you and read it whenever you get the time. Unlike television, a book can be read in easy increments.


Let your hair down

It has been a long and hard year has it? Seen a lot more lows than highs have you? Well, this is the perfect time then to shake off the 2015 blues and indulge in some fun. Let your hair down with your friends, dance and make new friends; these and similar ideas are the best ways to ensure that the doldrums of the past year are forgotten. Organize a party with a few of your close friends and let it rip, having fun is not something you have to earn, it is something that should be a natural part of your life.

Let bygones be bygones

When starting a new year it is important to focus on the positives, and if possible, change the negatives of the year past into positives for the year to come. If you know someone, a friend or a colleague, with whom you have had a falling out over the past year, call them over or go meet them and bury the hatchet.It will not only make you feel better it will also free up a lot of your mindspace and make you feel a lot happier.

What do you think?