As I prepare for the New Year, I practice several traditions which help me to reflect back on the year and clear my mind for the new year ahead. There are several traditional Japanese dishes that I make. These include Nishime, sushi, Ozoni and of course mochi. I always make it a point to take a bath on January 1st. I sit and soak in the tub, letting the dirt (disappointments, failures) flow out of me, leaving room for the good that the future will bring. It helps me to clear my mind and look forward with new eyes.
What traditions do you practice? If you don’t have any why not start now?
Happy New Years!
- 9 Chilean Traditions for a Happy New Year (cachandochile.wordpress.com)
- Interesting New Year Traditions Around The World (socyberty.com)
- Many New Year’s Day Traditions Began with Ancient Celebrations (socyberty.com)
- Reflection: Can We Really Start Anew? (anneonlife.com)