In my last post I talked about pausing to reflect on the year just passed before hurtling headlong into the next one.
I like to use collaging for this but appreciate there are different approaches, so why not try:
Writing it down- if you’re feeling particularly creative you could do it as a poem
They don’t have to be life changing achievements, anything counts, like making time to go for a walk. I managed that for 4 months and I’m happy about that, as it means I can do it again.
Recording it on your phone
If you have one that allows you to do that. Play music in the background to add atmosphere if you’d like.
Using your phone to do a short video
If you feel confident enough and like social sharing, you could post it on YouTube, Facebook or twitter. Remember to take care of yourself though and only share what you’re happy for others to know.
Reflecting with a family member or friend
Sometimes those closest to us can see our achievements and how we’ve changed more easily than we can. Only ask someone you trust to be honest with kindness. We may not always hear what we want to, but sometimes we still need to hear it.
Keeping it positive
We all have negative things happen to us, but if we can find the learning in it then we can move forward with renewed strength and hope. Reflecting allows the time and space to do that.
If you have your own way of reflecting, I’d love to hear about it.
As you move into 2014 consider keeping a ‘Good book’ or ‘Jar of blessings’, it’s quick and easy. Each day make note of one good, positive or beautiful thing that has happened. When you look back a year on, or throughout the year, you will realise that there can be beauty in every day if we look for it.
Wishing you all a great end to 2013, and after rest and reflection a positive start to 2014.