The best way to get ready for the new year is take a flyover and see your existence from a distance. Pull back and reflect on what was most meaningful.
Beyond the obvious resume-type accomplishments like graduating or getting a new job, what did you learn? Do you have a new skill like juggling, baking bread from scratch or dyeing yarn?
How did you affect people?
Is your life in a better place than last January? Was it a good year for you? If not, what is in your power to change for next year?
Think about aspects such as faith, relationships, home, health, money, career and creativity.
Celebrating your accomplishments energizes you! Completion gives us a sense of joy and fulfillment.
When you discover what gave you the most satisfaction this year, you can bring more of what nourishes you to your life.
Put your list up on the mirror for the next two weeks. Rejoice in your successes! Acknowledge how much work you’ve done.
We live in a future-thinking culture that makes to-do lists. January 1—the big day of resolutions—is around the corner. Why not look back for a moment? Looking back and defining your values will propel you forward in the direction you want to go.
Know what matters to you and what you’re capable of so you can plan where you want to go in 2014. This is your time. Use it!
My sister and I enjoy sharing our lists with each other. Telling another person about what you’ve done is a powerful way to deepen your sense of purpose.
What is your favorite accomplishment of 2013?
Let’s hear yours, and how you managed to achieve it in the comments below!