Do you find that each year seems to be whizzing by faster? While I look forward to Christmas to slowing down and taking a breather, I particularly treasure the period between XMAS & New Year. This is when I set time aside to go within and reflect on the year that has been, as well as prepare for the new year to come. To farewell the year, I go through questions such as: what brought me most joy this year? What was challenging & why? What have I learned? What can I happily let go of?
From there I focus on setting clear intentions for the year ahead, pondering my goals & visions and, importantly, write them down so I can keep myself in check. I also select a “theme” or a few words that resemble these i.e. truly resonate with how I want to feel, think and be in the New Year. For 2018, my key focus areas were slowing down, being present & mindful and enjoying the moment. I feel I still have a way to go before I’ll be able to master these aspects which is why they will set the tone of 2019 for me as well - with the added theme balance, something I know I need to remind myself of regularly. What are your 2018 reflections & 2019 intentions?