This is week 26 of 2012 — a good opportunity to set aside some time to reflect on how your year’s been going so far.
Because our minds tend to jump immediately to what’s missing, it’s important to focus first on what you’ve experienced and achieved this year. By only focusing on what isn’t working, you can often overlook the resources, strengths, and accomplishments already in your life.
So try setting aside some time this week to reflect on a few of these questions — you might write about them in a journal, talk about them with a partner or close friend, or just ask them of yourself at different points during the day. (Such “thought prompts” are a great way to get your subconscious mind working on answering a question while you’re taking a walk, washing dishes, or doing other routine activities.)
So far this year . . .
what are some of the key experiences you’ve had?
who are some of the important people?
what have you learned?
what is the story of this year for you?
what have you created?
what have you shared?
where have you spent your time?
what have you let go of?
what changes have you made?
who have you been?
Only after you’ve spent some time with what this year has meant for you so far, should you move ahead to asking these same questions about the next six months:
- what would you like to experience, learn, create, or share?
- what would you like to change?
- who would you like to become?