The start of a new year is a great opportunity to reflect on the year that has been and think about what you want to achieve/experience/do in the next year.
I like to start a new journal on New Years Eve and kick it off with a list of highlights from the year. Things I am proud of, grateful for, things that made me smile or helped me grow. Most of us don't stop and reflect enough so this is a really nice time to look back at 2012 and see that even though it appeared to fly by, you did an awful lot.
And then it's time to look forward.
What do you want your 2013 to be? What will it look like? What will you achieve, do, learn, feel, conquer?
Why not take a few minutes to think about your list of highlights and what you want out of 2013. You don't have to write it down, you don't even have to tell anyone.
Here's an extract from page one of my new gold sparkly journal.
· I got married to the person I love most in the world and had a beautiful wedding
· Traveled through the US
· Started a new job which allowed me to learn a whole stack of new things, including the courage to stand up for myself. Also managed to survive another year of commuting and pulled myself out of a really hard slump this winter
· Finally found a great yoga studio and decided it is something I want to do for the rest of my life
· Learnt to cook (still wearing my training wheels but it's a start)
· Pushed myself out of my comfort zone, grew in many unexpected ways and started my blog
· Let life surprise me and now we're moving to Sydney.
In 2013 I want to...
· Feel fit and energetic and happy
· Be a good wife, friend, boss, sister and daughter by being kind and honest and present
· Find a regular yoga class I enjoy and practice yoga in the mornings at home
· Make exercise part of my life. Keep cooking
· Make a home in Sydney
· Keep pushing myself to grow and learn. Work on replacing my perfectionism with authenticity
· Read more books. Keep blogging.
Now it's you're turn.
I want to thank you all for your encouragement, love and support this year. May your new year be whatever you need it to be. May it be filled with joy and love. May you move closer towards your truth.
(Image via Geronimo Balloons )