I see that “2011 Resolutions” emails are starting to appear, but it’s too early for that, isn’t it?
Before you start pressuring yourself to set goals for next year, take a moment now to appreciate the things you’ve accomplished in the year that’s just about gone.
Did you bake bread for the first time, consult with your 100th client, create a great new feeling in your home or office?
I think you’ll find this Chi-cultivating exercise incredibly empowering.
Here are a few questions to get you started:
- Who were the top-ten coolest people you met?
- How did you enhance your home or office?
- Whom did you help out or mentor?
- Did you create something you feel proud of?
- What new skill did you attempt to master?
- Did you read any books, or see any art or films, that particularly inspired you?
- Did you get involved in any new associations or groups?
- What did you try that was completely new?
At this darkest, most Yin time of year (here in the Northern Hemisphere), acknowledging and appreciating yourself this way will make you feel lit up, “on fire,” illuminated from within.
You’ll be revved up, ready and excited for the year ahead.
This post inspired by fabulous artist-consultant Alyson Stanfield.