Resolutions, that is!
It is almost the end of another year.
Are you planning on making a
New Year's resolution this year?
Does it change from year to year, or do you find that similar or the same resolutions seem to come up for you each year?
Resolutions can be frustrating when they don't come to fruition for us.
It might be a more positive step forward if we were to reflect on our life and the path that it takes us, if we take time-out regularly to review our life path.
Can this work?
It needs a moment -or a day -or whatever time works best for you. But if you take a moment to reflect then you can be more empowered to achieve your desired direction, and have the necessary motivation for your way forward than if you merely wait till the end of another year to decide on how your next year will pan out. What is your experience?
Finding moments in your past year where things did not go to plan, can sometimes seem easier to recall in your mind.
Sometimes we have to reflect a little deeper in order to uncover the moments that made us smile, brought us belly laughs, and joy. But they are likely to be the times that could have been mundane in the scheme of things. For example, it might have been the time you saw something unusual or funny while shopping, something your child did at home, a tight hug from a loved one -that gives you the best memories from your year past.
Being aware of the different moments that brought you joy in the past year can also enable you to feel confident that your year was productive and happy, even though at times it might have been dispersed with difficult moments.
Michelle Fondin highlights this idea in her article,
"Reflect to Connect: A Year-in-Review Practice to Count Your Blessings and Create New Goals",
at www. Chopra.com/articles, Dec 2016.
Ill health and stress can bring sad memories up for us. Bringing balance to our recalled memories, with moments of happiness, can then help assist us in being able to reflect on our year past with encouragement that the coming year ahead can be wonderful, be empowering and positive and productive for us.
Happiness is what we all want.
Being mindful of each day and what we have in our lives helps us to be grateful.
This can then lead to happiness.
Whatever your method of recall. However you reflect of your past year.
I hope that you have had moments of shear delight.
Moments of awe, moments of discovery of who you are, and what you are capable of doing.
Reflect, plan and enjoy your New Year.
I wish you a wonderful year ahead.
Author, "Loving Me -how to love and cherish yourself"