Want to Celebrate Tick Tock Day?

You know about Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

But I wonder if you’ve ever heard about Tick Tock Day?   

Ready to add another celebration to your current holiday lineup?

Here’s everything you need to know…

What Exactly Is Tick Tock Day?Dec27_TickTockDay_Illustrate10_000077771737.jpg

Observed each year on December 29th, the rather obscure Tick Tock tradition was created to remind people we only have two short days left until the end of the year.  

The point of the holiday is not to make people anxious but rather to serve as a gentle nudge that the New Year is almost here; now is a great time to ‘finish the unfinished’ as well as reflect on what you want to achieve next year.

A time for assessment, Tick Tock Day is the perfect moment to take stock of everything that has happened to you in the last 365 days—both successes and failures.

To figure out what you did right and wrong this year—and how you might do things differently next year…

Who Created Tick Tock Day?

Tick Tock.  Tick Tock.

Dec27_TickTockDay_Illustrate14_000065264019.jpgDreamt up by Wellcat.com owners Thomas and Ruth Roy, the inspiration behind Tick Tock Day is quite simple.   

With New Year’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to ask yourself some questions…

  1. What loose ends do you need to tie up?
  2. What unfinished dreams or projects need to be completed in order for you to have a fresh start to the New Year?
  3. What dreams do you want to fulfill in the next year?

How Do People Celebrate Tick Tock Day?

In lieu of panicking, here are some constructive ways you might celebrate this little-known holiday:

  • Wrap up Old Projects. There’s still time – two days to be exact – to finish up all those last minute projects and things that you haven’t yet completed. Finish the things that you started. You’ll feel amazing, and be able to start the New Year with a clean slate.
  • Create a Compelling Vision. Take some time to reflect on the past year, and then come up with goals for the New Year. Map out a plan to help you stay on track with your goals and resolutions.
  • Reflect on Your Relationships. Just as you spend time looking back over your successes and failures from the past year, take note also of your relationships. Who do you consider to be closest with? Which relationships mean the most to you? Remember to take time to appreciate the people in your life, and to be a good friend to your friends.
  • Declutter Your Life. It’s always good to declutter your life and start fresh – and what better time to do this than Tick Tock Day? Go through your closet and cupboards, cleaning out the things you no longer need, use or want. You can even donate these items to charity. This can be hard work, but it’s definitely worth it to get a fresh start to the New Year.
  • Dedicate Yourself to a Plant-Based Diet. What better time to renew your commitment to a whole food plant-based lifestyle?  And you don’t have to go ‘cold turkey’! Why not just commit to eliminating one thing from your diet (like oil or dairy) or to having one daily plant-based meal?  

Tick Tock Day is an important time to reassess and re-commit.

And to celebrate this unique, little-known celebration, we have chosen one of our favorite recipes: Nori Maki With Tempeh and Vegetables.

Give the recipe AND Tick Tock Day a try!