As we go into the end of the year, I like to reflect and review the year’s accomplishments and challenges. I’m not a big “New Year’s resolution” maker, because I believe you can make a resolution any time you wish. Why wait until January?
I like to write in my journal WHO I want to be in the form of a descriptive list. It gives me a visual to aim for. The words may be nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, you get the point. There is no wrong way to describe yourself and who / what you want to become. It is usually a free flow writing session, then I go back and review. I don’t put a lot of thought into the first draft…it’s like dreaming on paper.
Keep in mind that change can be slow and small, but will add up over the years. The things I wrote years ago are now barely becoming visible in my life.
So as we enter the end of this year, I encourage you to do a “look-back” and assess 2014. Then make yourself a list of any type that describes what you want to become / who you want to be. Keep in mind, much of the list may already be who you are NOW. Embrace it. And enjoy the ride as you design your upcoming year(s).
Do you have any end of year practices similar to this? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below!