What is New Year's to you? Is it just another holiday, or is it a time of reflection over the past year and thoughts about what the next year will be? This is actually one of my favorite holidays. With so much going on in my life every day, all the time, I welcome this refreshing season of renewal and appreciation. I used to be one of those that made the same resolutions year in and year out. And then one year I realized that somewhere along the road I had completed them all. Woohoo!!
I definitely agree with not waiting until New Year's to set goals and go for your dreams. Go for them NOW. And then again tomorrow and again the next day. Never stop chasing the things you want in life. But I also think that making resolutions gives your goals a little hiding spot in your conscience.. Where sometimes you might forget about them, or even *want* to forget about them, but you will always know that they're there and there will always be this little thing inside reminding you to GO for it. And as long as you keep going for it, eventually it's GOING to happen.
So, go ahead. Take this time to reflect on the past year. Acknowledge mistakes you may have made or things you wish you would have done, but didn’t. And then let them go. They are part of the past. Leave them there! Then acknowledge yourself for all of your accomplishments. All of the great things that you did, big or small, deserve notice. You deserve credit! And then think about and write down some things that you want for 2012. You don’t have to make “resolutions” if you don’t want to, but at least jot down some of the things that you want for yourself and your life. Give your year some direction and focus. Writing them down gives them a sense of reality. It begins their process of either coming into fruition or falling out of it.
Whatever your reflections look like, I would like to wish you all a Heavenly, happy, safe, prosperous and HEALTHY year ahead!
Blessings and love,