After spending a week with family for Christmas, I have a couple more days off work before I return to life. I use this time each year to reflect, intensively, and determine how to proceed in the new year. It’s been an effective tool for several years.
When I say it’s an intensive review, I’m not kidding! We have several parts of our lives we should reflectively review. I start with prayer, inviting the holy spirit to help me remember what went well and what didn’t, in each of these categories: physical and mental health; joy, peace, laugher and rest; finances; spiritual growth; relationships; career; and serving a purpose.
I then reflect on my written words to see patterns or words that could determine an overall message. I will find a “word” for the year that will help lead me in each area I need improvement.
Next, I list changes needed and plan a schedule, with realistic steps, to accomplish over the year. Lastly, I determine what “clutter” needs removed from my home, car, office – anywhere anything has piled up from the previous year, and plan an attack on it!
It’s amazing how the spirit will bring to my attention problem areas I need to work on, and more importantly, what to let go. Without this resolve each year, I would simply do the same ‘ol thing and then wonder why I get the same ‘ol results. Not anymore!
I love this process so much, I want to share it with you in a 4-week class called Entry into 2020. This is a group class, so invite friends you believe could use this, too. We will meet Tuesday’s at either 10:00am or 7:00pm, and can start at anytime your group decides. We can meet in person, or by video chat from the comfort of your home. Register today on my website at this link.