The New Year is a upon us so there is no time like the present to PAUSE, REFLECT, BECOME AWARE and ACT. I believe that the New Year is not only a time to make resolutions and visualize your future, but it is also a time to reflect and appreciate your past. Without understanding your history and habits, there is no room for you to grow and expand in the present and future. That is why I invite you to take some time to get in touch with yourself and reflect on what you learned in 2013. Realize all you have accomplished (and I mean ALL!! Including books, projects or even mini tasks). Be proud of the mountains you have climbed, whither they be big or small, and allow all of that confidence and positive energy to boost you forward into the new year. Let go of your worries, fears and doubts, and hold onto your inner strength and wisdom. Remember, you can achieve whatever you want this year! Below are some helpful reflection questions to ask yourself as you learn about 2013. Once you have completed those, answer the visioning questions for 2014 and see where you want to go this year. A fun activity is to place your answers in a sealed envelope and wait until next year at this time to open it. This way you will gain a deeper sense of reflection for 2015.
When you look back at 2013, what stands out to you?
What are you grateful for?
What skills did you learn/improve?
What big/ small mountains did you climb?
How did you challenge yourself?
How did you treat yourself?
What strengths have people complimented you on?
What healthy habits did you work on?
What self-awareness have you gained?
What is your favorite thing about yourself?
What 3 activities do you do to treat yourself on a regular basis?
Visualizing the future: What values do you want to live by?
In 2014, what are 5 items (big or small) you want to accomplish/ master? Learn to articulate what you want in life.
How can you connect and live as your authentic self this year? What would need to change?
When you close your eyes, center yourself with your breath, and allow your creative mind to visualize the future, what do you see? Describe the colors, sights, sounds, tastes, people, location and even emotions. What arises for you?
What healthy habits do you want to incorporate into your daily routine? What would that look like?
What skill of yours would you like to strengthen?
What would you like to do more of this year?
How can you create a healthy life work balance?
What gifts do you want give to the world?