The Last Of 2021

Wow, what a whirlwind 2021 has been and I am sure you are just as shocked as we are to know that it’s almost over. As silly season approaches we like to take time out to reflect on the year that has past and all that we have been through and trust everyone has been through the most this year.

You know that saying you must grow yourself to know yourself well reflection helps that and we thought what better way to end off the year on the right note then to reflect using these tips:

1. Reflection helps us to learn

No one actually realizes how powerful daily reflection can be to help you stay invested in the things that are important to you. The same with annual reflection but of course at a larger scale.

This type of reflection helps you learn about yourself and what you are capable of. It gives you tools to analyze things that happened, how you reacted and what if anything, you might change in the future.

The greatest gift we can give ourselves each year is the space to look back and appreciate our experiences, good or bad and learn from them.

2. Look back through the calendar year

We know many people plan their entire lives in their calendar. So, it’s the best place to find most of the things you did, people you met and places you’ve been.

From here you can take note of past events you attended and if there were any notable outcomes, people you met and what the relationships are now, personal commitments and connections and of course the most important self-care time.

3. Make some lists

Write lists of major life events that happened over the year, notable challenges or mistakes that you made and of course the major successes.

4. Lastly, evaluate

Take time out to evaluate why each of these events were relevant to you and what, if anything you learnt from them. Learning through this reflection process helps you appreciate the wide spectrum of experiences you have had, both positive and negative.

Without looking back and reflecting its often easy to make the same mistakes again. With reflection comes self-awareness and self-improvement which is vital for a new year new me!

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Congratulations to our lucky winners: Nontobeko Dladla & Trudy Mahlangu. Who have each won an R1500 Superbalist Vouchers. We will be in contact on Monday, 3rd December 2021, regarding details. Thank you for participating.

This month we thought just because we are all about giving we thought we would do one more giveaway before the year is over!

Stand a chance to WIN 4 x R500 in cash!

  • All you have to do is leave a comment on your favourite rubybox article during the month of December (Every comment is an entry so you can enter more than once) – rubybox magazine
  • Competition closes at midnight on 31st of December 2021 and winners will be announced in the Jan newsletter but contacted for banking details on 3rd January 2022


We hope that you have the most incredible end to your 2021 rubies. Stay safe and we will catch up again in the New Year.

Happy Holidays from our rubybox family to yours!

rise up beautiful you 


Competition T&C: This competition is open to all South African residents and rubybox members only. The prize is one of four R500 cash prize. Four winners will be selected. The selected winners will need to have banking details for the eft  payment. To enter you need to follow the exact instructions as mentioned above (Comment on your fav rubybox article throughout the month of December). The winners will be emailed on 3/1/2022 and will each have 48 hours to acknowledge winning as well as confirm their banking details so that the R500 payment can be made by 3/1/2022. Should the winners fail to do this within 48 hours of being notified another winner will be selected in their place. The competition will close at midnight 31/12/2021 and the winners will be announced in the January newsletter on rubybox on 1/01/2022. Judge’s decision is final.

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112 thoughts on “The Last Of 2021

  1. bongiwemwelase65 says:

    2021 has been challenging for me and mmy family health wise but some of the tips from rubybox we managed to pull through. We will enter into 2022 with a bang.

  2. Sinegugu Makhubela says:

    I can’t believe it’s December already, the year has literally flown by. I hope this festive season will be a safe yet very merry one for all women in South Africa

  3. moniquejoubert82 says:

    Wow 2021!! I have learnt so much this year and I’m so grateful for everything the Lord has blessed me with. It hasn’t been easy but He carried me through.

  4. cgpsnhla1 says:

    What a year it has been. As I reflect back, I realize that this was a year of learning and discovering who I am. The pain, the tears, the laugh, the wins, the losses, starting over but above all, the strength and lessons learned have given so much wisdom. It has been a rough year for most, for the fact that we have made it to this day. Gratitude fills my heart and unstoppable tears. Jolly festive season RubyBox fam💖💖

  5. Laila Yousuf says:

    Lovely article:The Last of December 2021 also means taking big breaths and focusing on the final month of deadlines.. and working up excitement while anticipating that vacation season =) which is well earned 👏 👌 😀 we all deserve a pat on the back with pampering when the 12 months are ✔ up . Much love. Advocate Laila Yousuf.

  6. Nomvuyiseko Hallam says:

    Hello December my birthday month 😊, I can’t believe we are in the final month of the year 2021, i was challenged emotionally, financially and lost loved ones like trees losing leaves in Autumn. Looking forward to 2022 hoping for financial blessings and prosperity to all my rubies.