While most of us feel the urge to say “eff you 2017” (myself included) I say “wait a minute please", there is a lot of wisdom to be gleaned from the last twelve months if you are willing to take a look at it.
What about the uncelebrated accomplishments you’ve had? Or how about those hard knocks you’d rather not repeat? And the emotional baggage that you’re ready to let go of?
After a much needed night with a dear friend of mine reflecting on the past year over a plate ofChristmas cookies and a bottle of wine, we talked about things we wanted to let go of from this past year and it really got me thinking.
And after listening to a Podcast from Marie Forleo on this very subject, I got inspired and took out my journal, a pen, made myself a cup of tea, lit my candles, and began writing the answers to these three simple questions which will help me with a clean slate for a great year ahead.
These three simple questions helped me to see the progress I’ve made over this last year instead of beating myself up over everything I didn’t do. Far to often we are too hard on ourselves and put too much pressure on ourselves to do something and then feel bad about ourselves when we haven’t accomplished it. Its time to celebrate our successes, however big or small they may be, and get rid of all the crap thats been holding us back. (Can I get an Amen!?)
Three Powerful Year In Review Questions
1. What did I do, create, or experience this year that i’m really proud of?
2. What mistakes did I make that taught me something and what lessons did I learn?
3. What am I willing to let go of? What story have I been telling myself that I’m willing to let go of. (It can be more than one thing)
So light your candles, surround yourself with supportive loving energy like a cozy blanket, snuggling up in an oversized chair, curling up in bed, sipping your favorite tea answer these three questions sincerely, and if you’re so inclined to share, send me a note here.
All The Best In The Coming Year,