I do a few things to gently put a period at the end of the year and begin a fresh one. l think it was my friend Stacey Curnow that introduced me to these.
1. “10 Highlights of the Year”
I make a list of at least 10 things that happened during the year. That felt significant. I flip back thru my planner. Yes, how quickly I forget!
The list is handwritten in a notebook called “Years of Accomplishment.” And as I pull it out every year to write, I reread and remember. And realize.
This year I think I’ll add some intentions. One or two professional ones. And a few personal. Just for the heck of it. Well actually, I’m curious.
2. “Word for the Year”
The second thing I do is pick a word for the coming year. Instead of a whole list of resolutions that are quickly forgotten, or broken, I pick a word to inspire the year.
Look below to see mine and please, add yours. We’ll inspire each other.
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Start your own ritual. Before things get blurry.
The new year is a great trigger. A built-in reminder.
This is “your one wild and precious life.”
(Poet Mary Oliver)