I love celebrating new years and seasons as they change because they offer an opportunity for reflection and renewal. As such, I am so excited to be ending 2013! It was an awesome, inspiring, amazing, wonderful, magnificent, astonishing, formidable, intimidating, daunting and breathtaking year.
A good friend shared with me her aim to be more reflective and intentional in her daily interactions. As part of her practice, and in preparation of the new year, she shared with me the following items for reflection. I hope that you can find time to review and reflect upon them as we look forward to another (productive, fun, energized and dynamic) year!
COMPLETING 20131. What was the greatest lesson for you of 2013, and what changed as a result?
2. What was I most happy about that began in 2013?
3. What am I most happy about completing in 2013?
4. What is my biggest piece of unfinished business in 2013?
5. Who are the 3 people what have had the greatest impact on my life, positive or negative?
6. What is the biggest risk I took in 2013, and what did I learn from it?
7. List 6 things I am most grateful for.
8. What else do I need to do, say or acknowledge to feel complete in 2013?
CREATING 20141. What word or phrase would I like to have as my mantra for 2014?
2. What would I like to be my greatest accomplishment in 2014?
3. What is my greatest strength? How can I use it in 2014?
4. What do I want my biggest risk to be in 2014?
5. What things make me feel most alive? How can I do more?
6. What am I most committed to improving or growing about my work?
7. Who or what am I most committed to loving or serving in 2014?
8. What major effort can I give to make my finances better?
9. Write an affirmation statement for 2014 that is SPECIFIC, POSITIVE AND IN THE PRESENT TENSE.
10. Who am I committed to be in 2014? What words would describe me for 2014?
11. Picture myself one year from now. What do I want to say about 2014?