Out with the old, in with the new! That’s what we have to do as we embrace the New Year!
An important part of preparing for the New Year is to review the past year—to release it—and to learn from it! In order to that, there are some questions you must ask yourself as you ponder where you are and where you’ve been.
Reflect upon what you did, how you felt, what you liked, what you didn’t and what you learned with the questions below to help get you started:
1. What did I learn? (Skills, knowledge, awareness, etc.)
2. What did I accomplish? (List wins and achievements)
3. What would I have done differently? Why?
4. What did I complete or release? What still feels incomplete to me?
5. What were the most significant events of the year past? List the top three.
6. What did I do right? What do I feel especially good about? What was my greatest contribution?
7. What were the fun things I did? What were the not-so-fun?
8. What were my biggest challenges/roadblocks/difficulties?
9. How am I different this year than last?
10. For what am I particularly grateful?
Another Suggestion: Consider listing all the things in your life of which you’d like to let go—anything you no longer want. Give thanks for what they’ve brought you in terms of learning and usefulness and then burn the list. It’s a symbolic gesture to help you release the old and be open to the new.
Source: Michael E. Angier (http://successnet.org)