New Years Resolutions.
We have all heard these words on repeat recently. We might dislike this seemingly random pressure as we begin another year. We already have so much on our plates. A list of things to be more perfect doesn’t help. Or we might love the chance for a fresh start.
No matter how we approach the new year, the end of the year is a natural time of reflection, whether we embrace it or not.
Where I fear I have failed, I have an opportunity to reflect, learn, and grow. Where I fear the year has been less than I hoped. Reflection allows me to see that there are so many things to celebrate.
Taking time to intentionally reflect and write allows me to see and recognize growth I might otherwise have missed.
Let’s use this time to celebrate the victories no matter how small. Let’s look back on our year not with a harsh hand but with kindness.
We can use this as an opportunity to check in with what went right, what didn’t, and what just went.
Let’s review lessons learned. Gleaning what will benefit us as we move ahead.
Take a moment to truly soak in what brought you joy. What resonated. We can use this to enter the next season with more purpose. Aligning our lives with our greatest desires.
Why is it so hard to hold on to the good that happens in our lives?
The hard things are like super glue. Our old brain were so useful in keeping the human race alive for generations when most threats were life and death. However, for most events in our modern day life, we don’t need that super glue. We need something lighter. Like a sticky note. What we do need is super glue for the good stuff. The reflection exercise below can help us reflect more lightly on the hard things and more powerfully on the good.
Check out this list below as you take 15 minutes to reflect. I will join you all for this
To get started, take a few grounding breathes. Inhaling through the nose. Exhaling out the mouth. Now, let’s rewind together.
Happiest new year. Be well beautiful friends.