Beginning a new year often makes us reflect on the year we just completed and plan for the year ahead. I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of making resolutions. I start out with big ambitions — I’ll eat four vegetables and work out every day — and then four weeks in, my motivation has waned as life has gotten busier. In the end, making New Year’s resolutions usually makes me feel bad about myself if I did not achieve them.
What I’ve done the last two years is review the past year and remember my successes rather than my failures and areas for improvement. I think about the areas where I’ve succeeded, tried new things, incorporated a healthy habit, accomplished something at work, and found peace and calm. It just makes me feel better when I focus on my wins rather than my losses.
Each step I take to feel better mentally and physically is like one push forward on a merry-go-round. Each positive thing moves me forward a little more, and I start to get some real momentum.
This simple My Year reflection sheet will help you to review your year and find peace and calm. I encourage you to take five minutes and work through the questions. Think about:
- Where did you succeed in 2021?
- What did you try that went well for you?
- Where in life have you achieved an ease or flow, where things come easily to you?
- What specific actions can you take to find more ease and flow?
- What actions can you take to move toward peace and calm rather than toward stress and anxiety?
- In which areas of life do you have room to grow and achieve?
It’s been a challenging year, but you’ve made it through it despite roadblocks and obstacles. Along the way, you had some wins. I hope reflecting on those wins brings you happiness and positivity that will propel you into the new year.
Wishing you a peaceful, blessed, and prosperous 2022! I look forward to what’s ahead.
Use This Simple Tool to Reflect on Your Year
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