These days between Christmas and New Year’s offer just enough letdown after the preparing for and then sharing of gifts, gatherings with family and friends, and, enjoying wonderful meals. It’s all great stuff, and as life begins to slow a bit, many of us have enough quiet time to begin to contemplate the coming of the new year, and all that it might bring our way. There’s also some room to think about what changes we’d like to make in our approach to our own health and well being – diet, exercise, rest, relationships, and spiritual activity.
I’m somewhat resistant to the word “resolution,” as in “New Year’s Resolution,” but thinking of some areas of my life and forming some goals around some of them seems like a worthy practice. Goals give direction. They help us to set a course toward the full, rich, abundant life we wish to live.
Join me here with some soul searching about where you’d like to go during this next year, how you’d like to move more into the person you most want to be.
What would you like to have happen in your life next year?
What would you like to accomplish?
What good would you like to attract in your life?
What would you like to attain? Little things and big things?
Where would you like to go?
What would you like to happen in some key relationships – family, career, etc.?
What problems would you like to see solved?
What decisions would you like to make?
Add other issues or areas that you would like to address. Write those down along with these questions, and then journal some about them. This will take a bit of time, and will be an affirmation of you, your life, and your ability to choose. Then, as you move into a new calendar year, you will begin to write another chapter of the book that is your unique and very valuable life story. Reflecting on these questions and then setting some goals will be a big support to you in your writing and living this next chapter.
I hope it’s your best year ever, in all the ways that matter most to you!