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Preparing For The End (Of The Year)

by Adam J. Kurtz

Preparing For The End (Of The Year)
The only thing scarier to me than something ending is a new thing just beginning, which means I’ve been on edge since November. If you’re like me, you’re balancing holiday planning with wrapping up year-end business, while getting extremely introspective about where you are and where you want to be. If you actually ARE me, you’re running on gingerbread and anxiety. Don’t be me if you can help it.

Remind yourself that the world isn’t ending. With a little preparation, the New Year doesn’t have to be terrifying. Follow these steps with me and let’s get through this final week. –ADAMJK

Preparing For The End (Of The Year)
Freak Out
Calm Down
Try To Enjoy
Ground Yourself
Look Inward
Look Forward
Look Amazing
Here We Go!


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Adam J. Kurtz Adam J. Kurtz is a Brooklyn-based artist and author of several books including the international-bestselling 1 Page at a Time journal. His dark (but optimistic) humor comes to life in an offbeat line of gifts and small trinkets. Follow @ADAMJK for more.


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  • Merry Christmas – holiday greetings DS! Thank you Adam – your posts are wonderful and insightful and makes me feel less lonely when having a lonely time in the studio or the blankes ot blank pages in front of me. Looking forward to the new year – happy new year to all!

  • Happy new year to you! These are really great tips that hit home. What a time of year. What stresses me out is the PRESSURE to have New Years Resolutions and meet or break them. I honestly don’t think about it until every commercial on TV is about losing weight, and that’s when I start to wonder if I should be worried, and worry about worrying… It’s a cycle!