With 2015 around the corner it’s the time most of us are reviewing this past year. Successes may not be as easy to recall as the hurtful or challenging times. It’s the painful moments and missed opportunities that first rises to the surface of our mind. Before you dig yourself into a hole of sorrow and regret take time to accurately reflect and review your year. Regardless of the ups and downs of 2014 how you process and understand them will directly impact how you move into 2015.
What relationships or situations brought you joy or love? What happened in 2014 that you want more of in 2015? Those are successes!
Do the same thing for the challenges of the year. What relationships or situations brought you heartache or regret?
Rather than wallow in the disappointments of this year take some time to understand what happened before you jump into setting 2015 New Year’s resolutions. Ask yourself:
- What worked in 2014?
- What am I proud of?
- What didn’t go according to plan? Why not?
- What or who do I need to change it?
Sometimes there are circumstances, like death, that are out of our control. Other times we are directly connected to our own disappointment. Understanding our role in our joys and regrets is useful in moving forward ad doing it differently next times.
Share your journey with us! Comment on your successes and challenges this year. Let’s Learn. Change. Grow. together!
During the month of January we’ll discuss and teach new ways to set REAListic goals for 2015.