I believe that it is important to review and close out the year that is ending to learn all that we can from it. This simple year end process also opens the door to a deeper understanding for heartfelt intentions you want to set for the New Year.
I encourage you to find quiet time and a snugly place to curl up with pen and paper and ask yourself these questions:
Part One: The Outgoing Year
What were the blessings and magical moments I experienced this year?
What successes did I achieve?
What am I proud of myself for?
What did I learn from this year’s challenges?
What do I want to take from this year to create a foundation for the year to come?
What do I want to leave behind? (physical, mental, or emotional)
What am I most grateful for?
Part Two: The Fresh New Year
What theme or focus will I choose for the coming year?
What do I want to stand for?
What qualities do I want to cultivate in myself?
What changes would I like to make?
What do I want my life to look like at the end of this year?
How can I make that happen?
What intentions would I like to set?
What goals would support those intentions?
What am I ready to commit to in the coming year?
Note: Not everyone will want to make goals or commitments. If you do, please only commit to goals you fully intend to keep. Breaking commitments to yourself undermines your confidence and self-worth. For some of you it might help to make very small commitments that are easy to keep, so that you can start establishing a pattern of success. You can always add more later.
Please feel free to share your heartfelt intentions for the new year or what you have learned from the last by commenting below.
If you would like coaching support in designing your next year or completing your year end process, I would love to help. Contact Linda