Ending 2017 the best way

Ending 2017 the best way

A few weeks ago I came across an image on Instagram which spoke volumes to me, it said,

“May the last four months of your 2017 be the plot twist you have been waiting for”

As the year is coming to an end many of us are getting to the point of wondering, have I achieved what I set out to for 2017, and have the plans I made in January flourished?

You’re answer maybe yes, no, or even sort of..kind of…maybe. However, no matter what we planned in January the year is still going and we have around 3 months left to make it count. It’s never too late make a turn around because after all we are the authors of our own stories.

Here are a few ways to make the most out of the last few months of the year

Recognise your achievements

Whilst embracing and engaging in the present it’s also important to pay homage to the year so far. Recognise and celebrate what you have achieved rather than staying focussed on what you have not. Achievement doesn’t always have to come in the form of marriage, a promotion, or any other life experiences often equating to growth. Achievements can signify self development, how you have grown spiritually, mentally, and even physically. A good way of highlighting your own journey throughout the year is by making a list of everything you have done so far this year that has left you feeling proud. Here are a few other creative ways of highlighting your 2017 achievements

  • Moodboard
  • Picture collage
  • Brainstorm
  • Blog Post

Surround yourself with positivity

Have you ever heard the saying, stay positive and positive things will happen, or be negative and you’ll attract negativity? Following on from recognising your achievements, speaking things in to existence is a great way of staying positive and focussed whilst making room for new blessings. How about doing an end of year clear out! Get rid of all things which harbour negative thoughts or energy and make room for new luxuries. Who says this has to be done January 1st???

It’s not too late to make a difference

Sure the year is coming to an end – but it’s not over yet. If you’re dreadfully counting down the days until 2018 why not use this time to achieve some of the goals you have yet to fulfil. How about creating a 3 month bucket list with realistic things to achieve? It’s a good start to ending the year with a bang. We spend so much time procrastinating on things that we fail to realise that time is passing us by. Each time we say “where did time go” or “ this year just flew by”, we’re reaffirming the fact that we are not making the most out of our present day living, rather worrying about tomorrow or yesterday.

When you think about 2017 do you smile and reminisce on positive memories?

Images courtesy of Google

By | 2017-12-04T21:27:10+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Lifestyle|14 Comments


  1. Berry 7th December 2017 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    Lovely post! I think looking back at the year is SO important. For me 2017 was a really exciting and eventful year even though it doesn’t always feel like that.

    • jasmine 7th December 2017 at 10:01 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your comment 🙂 Glad you did have a good 2017

  2. alana rondon 7th December 2017 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    Either end the 2017 strong or start 2018 strong

    • jasmine 7th December 2017 at 10:01 pm - Reply


  3. Measha 6th December 2017 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    This is wonderful! I often focus on the negative and I feel it really does attractive negative happenings. I think I’ll create a list of things I am happy I achieved in 2017 and perhaps make a blog post about it as well. Thanks so much for this post! It really got me thinking about all the positives, which is always a good thing.

    • jasmine 7th December 2017 at 10:04 am - Reply

      Hi Measha! Thank you for your lovely comments. A list or blog of 2017 achievements sounds great, be sure to send the link if you decide to publish it. One thing im hoping to embody for the new year more is speaking things into existance – because like you said focusing on the negative often leads to negative happenings. It is a conscious effort – but it’s a good start to just keeping a positive mindset

  4. Tanya 6th December 2017 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    I like the idea of thinking as a plot twist as the change it takes to move you out of your comfort zone. Happened to me this year, and I am grateful for it!

  5. Elisa 6th December 2017 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    Yeah at the end of the year it is easy to think “well it’s over already”, but there still is time to make a difference in your business and life. Thanks for reminding us about that.

  6. Aaliyah 28th November 2017 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    So true! Time is definitely flying by. Nice post. Gotta learn to appreciate the things I accomplished this year and not dwell on the ones I haven’t. Also like the idea of an end of the year bucket list with the time we have and also making a picture collage offer 2017 achievements. Thanks xoxo

    • jasmine 29th November 2017 at 10:46 am - Reply

      Hi Aaliyah, thanks. Time has defo flown by!! It shows us that everyday counts and is a chance for us to move forward with our plans – because time waits for no one. Bucket lists are really good for bringing us out of our comfort zone. Glad you found the tips useful 🙂

  7. ValarieThomas 27th November 2017 at 2:12 am - Reply

    I’m excited for the new year, but thank you for reminding me to pause and pay homage to this year and give thanks. I am in a much better place than I could’ve ever imagined a year ago. Also, what is a mood board?

    • jasmine 27th November 2017 at 9:05 pm - Reply

      That’s great to hear Valerie – it’s always good to recognise progression. A mood board are just images you put together to create an image or portrait of your choice. For example, say you want to go on a holiday, you can cut out images from magazines of all the places you want to visit and stick them on a canvas or something. It can be done for anything – but its a good way of keeping a visual record of what you aim or want to achieve. Pintrest is a good platform to create digital mood boards online – I tend to use pintrest a lot. If you decide to do one, let me know how it goes 🙂

  8. Ellee Davis 26th November 2017 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    I came across a similar post on Instagram. It said something to the effect of these last few weeks of the year are going to be amazing. Own it… And of course, I did. I think this post is an extension of that. It’s one thing to own believe that these last few weeks are going to be simply amazing but it’s another to actually embrace what you’ve been through throughout the entire year.

    • jasmine 26th November 2017 at 9:31 pm - Reply

      Very true hun. Looking back on the year and identifying the positives as well as the negatives – and also embracing experiences can only help us progress more moving forward. Thanks for the comment 🙂

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