I love this time of year. Holiday parties, time with family, fires in the fireplace and a creamy hot chocolate bring lots of warm feelings during this otherwise chilly month. I also love that as the year comes to a close, I have a chance to reflect on all that has happened.
Have you thought about what 2011 has meant for you?
Plans need timelines. This year I’ll make plans and put timelines next to them. Without timelines plans are sometimes forgotten.
Things change. Some of my plans for 2011 changed and took on a new direction – all for the better.
Don’t forget the baby steps. While I didn’t fully accomplish all of my plans, I did take steps in the right direction. Forward motion counts.
Celebrate your success (no matter how large or small). As a self-employed professional I’m the only one who can say “great job!” It’s easy to forget to do that. As the year ends I will acknowledge the steps I did take and how those steps will set the stage for 2012.
Below are a few of the questions I think about as I look back over the year. (and my answers for 2011):
My yoga practice slipped a bit. Yoga helps me feel grounded and focused. I want to incorporate more yoga into my daily routine in 2012.
As I look back on my plans for 2011 , I accomplished some, others fell off the list entirely and others I will carry over into 2012.
I will acknowledge the steps I did take to make some of my plans a reality.
I took steps to make a professional dream ( Healthy South Shore , launching in January) a reality.
My personal life is pretty rich – I feel good personally. This year I will focus on feeling good professionally and growing Healthy South Shore.
As 2011 ends, consider reflecting for just a moment on the year. Remember to celebrate your successes, celebrate your family and friends and most importantly, celebrate YOU!
Wishing you a very happy holiday and an abundant new year!
How was 2011 for you? What did you accomplish? What can you celebrate?