1. Greet others with well wishes. What we sends out comes back to us. So send out positivity on the wings of verbal well wishes. Here, I'll demonstrate: I wish you blessings of health, wealth, happiness, success, and love! (I mean honestly though, I really do!)
2. Eat noodles. Make a dish of chow mein (or even spaghetti or linguini), and don't break the noodles before you boil them. Affirm that the length of the noodles is a symbol of a long and healthy life, season with a little cayenne to fuel the meal with fiery vitality, and then internalize the energy as you eat...And, of course, share the longevity with others if you so desire.
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4. Shake a rattle or bang on pots and pans. ...Or bang a drum, or hit a gong, or clap really loudly, or...basically make a big racket. Firecrackers are traditionally employed for this purpose, but other loud noises will also work to clear the stagnant energy from the old year and make room for the most positivity possible in the year ahead.