When Discardia comes around in December on that shortest day, the winter solstice, celebrate by releasing yourself from a self-imposed deadline and giving thanks for what is good in the world. In addition, let this also be the season of giving yourself what you need to be truly joyful and just plain happy. Look back on your year and see how things compare to last December. Recognize and enjoy the improvements you’ve made in your world. What has provided you the most satisfaction? Is there more to do in that area that will provide a similar payoff? Over the year you can build a supportive framework of good habits, learn to see the rewards of your decisions and what you did about them, and replace some of your less exciting quantity with quality that energizes you. By the end of the year and the beginning of the next it’s time to turn up the volume on the awesomeness and build the habit of upgrading your experiences. First step: do better than just survive December.