A successful new year is not just a matter of starting new things, but also of leaving old things behind. This can include physical decluttering, throwing away unneeded materials from a project that was completed or abandoned sometime during the year. It also extends to more spiritual matters, which at the most basic level can mean wanting to stop worrying about problems that were substantially resolved in the old year.
At 1 p.m. ET on New Year’s Eve I will be doing a ritual to leave behind the unwanted problems of 2015, not just my own but those of the community and world as well. If you want me to include any problem you got tired of seeing in 2015, let me know by commenting here or on Twitter using the hashtag #leavebehindin2015.