In between the holiday shopping, cooking and entertaining lies the perfect time for reflecting on the year gone by and setting the tone for the year to come.
You can keep it simple by asking yourself these three questions.
What did you learn?
If you’ve taken a class, sat in a workshop, read a book, earned a degree or listened to a speaker, you’ve learned something. This year, I downloaded a free app to learn Italian. I spend five to ten minutes a day on the lessons, which are fun to do and will probably continue for years to come.
You don’t have to do anything big or intentional to learn. Sometimes it’s the less obvious lessons learned through everyday life that are often overlooked. Each experience you have, no matter how high or low, is an opportunity to learn. After a series of physical injuries, which limited my activity for months, I learned how to truly be present. What seemed like bad luck became a great lesson in learning to relax and release expectations.
Take a moment to remember what happened to you in 2018. What did you learn? Be sure to also include your most challenging situations.
What did you do that was new?
You’re never too old to try something new. That’s what makes life interesting and fun. You might have a bucket list – big accomplishments before you leave the earth. Or, you might have just simple things that you want to incorporate into your life.
Something new for me was joining an online weekly consciousness transmission. Different than just meditation, the group leaders call in ascended masters who deliver streaming “blessings” to improve and advance each participant’s evolving consciousness. I look forward to these calls every Sunday.
If you can’t think of anything you did this year that was new, make sure you put “try something new” on your bucket list for 2019!
What’s your one big dream for 2019?
I’m a believer in big dreams. Your dream may change year to year but whatever it is, it should be nurtured and acknowledged. You can decide to keep your dream to yourself or tell the world about it.
My big dream for 2019 is to write and publish my fourth book effortlessly and joyfully. If you’ve ever written a book, you know the process from concept to publication can be quite challenging. I have several book ideas, and would like to be inspired enough towards one of them to write like crazy!
The universe is fascinating and unpredictable, and as such, all things are possible. To borrow a line from the original 1947 holiday movie, Miracle on 34th Street—“Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.”