It’s the end of another fantastic year, and while we are creating our business goals for the next 12 months, it’s time to allow ourselves to appreciate, be grateful and be open to what will happen for us in 2019.
Every year, I create a memory jar for me and my business.
Throughout the year, I take a piece of paper and when something wonderful happens, something that I’m grateful for, or something successful that happened, I write it on a small piece of paper, fold it up, put it in the jar and close the lid.
You don’t always have to wait for something big to happen before you write it down. It could be something small you’re grateful for.
“Gratitude will shift you to a higher frequency, and you will attract much better things.” ~ Rhonda Byrne
With all your memories written down, at the end of the year, pour out the memories and take a moment to read them all. You’ll be shocked at how many you forgot about. You feel appreciative of the last year and know without a doubt your business was a success.
If you’re feeling down one day, ready to throw in the towel, don’t wait until the end of the year to read your memories. We all have those days where we need a quick reminder of how great we are.
Quick Memory Jar Ideas
• You can have multiple jars, not just for business.
• Create a memory jar for a family vacation. Encourage everyone in the family to contribute at least once a day to the jar.
• Create a memory jar for your fiance. Add memories to your jar the last year before you get married. The night before the wedding, present the jar to your soon-to-be spouse with all the reasons why you love them.
• If the memory jar is for your business and not just for you, encourage all staff members to contribute to the jar.
Tips On How To Make Your Memory Jar
• Find an attractive jar and decorate any way you wish. Any container, not just a jar, will work. I prefer clear jars so I can look at the jar and see all the pieces of paper in there.
• Use post-it notes. Any type of paper will work. I like using small notes in bright colors.
• You never have to wait until the end of the year to open it. Even looking at it quarterly, every six months will work too.
• You can add trinkets, ticket stubs, pictures, etc. in your jar.
• You can call it an achievement jar, an accomplishment jar or any other name if memory jar doesn’t work for you.
• Don’t limit yourself to the office. You can create jars for the family memories too.
• Keep the jar in a place you can see it every day. This will help remind you to contribute memories to the jar.
Looking through my memory jar was therapeutic. It reminded me of all the amazing things that happened to Social Dragon during last year, and now I want to push next year even harder!