The end of 2016 is just around the corner and what a year it has been!
If you’re like me you’ll probably be reflecting and mulling over how 2016 was for you. You’ve likely had some awesome moments, but also some trials and tribulations.
Reviewing your year doesn’t have to be overwhelming. There’s much wisdom and incite to be gained from it ‘if’ you know how.
These 3 questions by Marie Forleo (I follow her, she’s amazing. Be sure to Google her) do exactly that in a simple, powerful and quick way. You’ll look at what you achieved, what you learned, and what icky rubbish you need to let go of!
Promise me you’ll take at least 10 mins out to answer these questions before making any life changing resolutions? They’ll set you on the right path girl and clear the decks for a fresh sparkly new start in 2017.
Now go grab your journal and pen and let’s get started …
Question 1 – What Did I Do, Create, Or Experience This Year That I’m Really Proud Of?
Slow down, smell the roses and really pay homage to all your achievements and accomplishments.
The big things. The little things and every teeny-weeny thing in between.
Write that stuff down ok?!
The reason this Q is so important is because we often beat ourselves up for not being good enough, not achieving enough, not being quick enough …
Yadda yadda yadda
What ends up happening is we start the new year feeling ‘meh’ instead of positive and full of gratitude.
Question 2 – What Mistakes Did I Make That Taught Me Something? What Lessons Did I Learn That I Can Leverage?
Look back over your year. What didn’t go well? What lessons did you learn? How can you grow from these? Use this as a positive force to propel you forwards.
But remember …
Find the lesson without beating yourself up. It’s vital to recognise one’s own mistakes, and let go of what no longer serves us. A tough lesson, but nonetheless a very necessary one.
With enthusiasm, commitment, humble recognition and by putting in the hustle – positive changes can happen!
Believe me, armed with this information you’ll launch into 2016 like a true warrior and feel really empowered.
Question 3 – What Am I Willing To Let Go Of?
My oh my, this is a huge one.
I’m a massive advocate of detoxing all areas of my life whether it’s mental, emotional, spiritual or physical.
My attitude is if something doesn’t serve you or raise you up – get rid. For example …
What projects are you dragging around that need ditched?
What goals do you need to let go of?
What toxic people do you need to say goodbye to?
What guilts, resentments, hurts, and shames are you holding on to?
What icky stuff has been hang’in around for years that no longer serves you?
Who might you be if you completely let go of these dis-empowering thoughts? Powerful Q huh?
For me, if it ain’t aligned with who you are now and where you want to go say adios.
As Marie so funnily says this question is like having a massive colonic! LOL
Let’s wrap today’s theme up with a great quote by Rumi …
“Be Like A Tree & Let The Dead Leaves Drop”
Have fun with this exercise, and let me know your answers. I promise this will really set you up for a powerful start to 2017.
Love Gaynor x