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Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.

Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance

Tick… Tock… Tick… Tock… This is the sound of the year, and indeed your life, slowly slipping away. Every moment not spent living life to the fullest is another moment that is gone forever, impossible to reclaim. Tick Tock Day reminds you that the year is almost at an end, and there are things still left to be doing, and in fact, only two days left to do them in. Don’t let the year end with regret! Get out there and beat the Tick Tock!

Learn about Tick Tock Day

Tick Tock Day has been created to remind us all about the importance of completing any tasks that we have not yet finished. As we get close to the end of the year, it gives us a good opportunity to wrap up any unfinished business that we may have. This can include both personal goals and business goals. For businesses, for example, you may need to make charitable donations and complete business purchases before the year-end so that you can include them within your tax return for the year. From a personal point of view, there may be a few things that you need to tick off your bucket list or your objectives could be small ones, such as finishing a book or clearing out your wardrobe.

Tick Tock Day enables you to start the following year with a clear head. It can ensure that you start the next chapter of your life in the best possible way, giving yourself the greatest shot of having a successful year ahead. After all, no one wants to carry their clutter and disorganization with them into another calendar year, right? There is something quite therapeutic about having a couple of ultra-productive days before January hits.

History of Tick Tock Day

Every year people look forward to New Year’s Eve to establish their New Year’s Resolutions, which of course rarely if ever come to pass. But what of the last precious moments of the year already passed? Tick Tock Day urges us to make the most of this time to complete those tasks that can be done in that time, and further to remind us just how much can be done in a short amount of time if you truly urge yourself forward. The day was created by Ruth and Thomas Roy at

Did you intend to repaint that living room? Perhaps you wanted to start learning a new skill, or clean out the garage. All of these things are possible in the last fading moments of the year, don’t let them go to waste! Maybe your unfinished work is of a more personal nature. Did you intend to reconcile an old friendship this year? Or close an old fissure between you and a family member? Maybe you finally wanted to take a moment to set something right and just never found the time. That time is Tick Tock Day!

How to celebrate Tick Tock Day

Wouldn’t it be nice to start the next year with a clear head and a clean heart? We all of us have regrets of things we wish we had done that remained unfinished or that we consider to be opportunities past. So long as you still draw breath there is still time to accomplish the things you wish to do with your life, don’t let the idea that it’s ‘too late’ get into your head. Tick Tock Day reminds you that there is always time for another last minute, so get out there and make sure that you don’t leave a year behind you full of regrets!

One of the most important things to do on Tick Tock Day is to stop worrying about the time that has passed. A lot of us spend so much time worrying about what we haven’t done, instead of focusing on what we can do. A good activity to do on this date is to grab yourself a diary or a notebook and make a list of the tasks that you want to get ticked off before the year comes to a close. This will give you a sense of focus and it will make it a lot easier for you to start doing instead of simply wasting time.

From changing the oil in your car to painting a spare room; there are lots of different sorts of tasks that may require your attention before we move into next year. A lot of people also use Tick Tock Day as an opportunity to rekindle any friendships that may have turned sour. Even if you’re not able to repair the damage, you can take comfort from the fact that you tried, and this can help to clear your mind for the year ahead.

Of course, we’re sure that there are some of you who saw the words “Tick Tock” and immediately thought of the mobile video platform TikTok. All you need to do is a quick scroll on social media and you’re bound to come across a few TikTok videos. Why not combine TikTok and Tick Tock Day, creating a video that pays tribute to this date and everything it stands for? We have seen some really creative TikTok videos as of late, so we’re sure you will be able to come up with something exciting, genuine, and spontaneous!

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