Before diving into 2019, have you carved out some time to unravel and unpack this past trip around the sun?
Reflecting on the past year can be a powerful and potent exercise in awakening your awareness and giving yourself some very due credit in what you've created in 2018. All too often, we are way too future focused. But, without looking back at the growth and change that has been conjured, how does one truly know where to steer the ship next?
Unpacking your year is a mind-expanding way to get a full perspective on all that you created for yourself, while also opening your heart by connecting with what felt in alignment. This is a wonderful way to inspect what was working, what wasn't, what you've outgrown, and where you want to venture next.
I've compiled a few ideas that I personally implement in reviewing the past year, before envisioning the coming year that I would like to share with you today.
Review your triumphs, your challenges, and everything in between. Lord knows there are incredible gifts hidden in both and, if you're anything like me, it's much easier to be hard on yourself than it is to give yourself credit. However, upon reflection, may you discover that there is so much more to give yourself credit for than your current perspective might remind you of.
Reflect upon your lessons, your learnings, and your expansion in 2018. Where did you surprise yourself?
What did you learn about yourself?
When did you feel in complete alignment?
What challenges stretched you?
Where did you experience change and growth?
Because there is no doubt that you did, indeed, change and grow! And that, my friend, is worth honouring and celebrating! (Just in case you need a reminder).
You most definitely would not have experienced change in your external world if you did not FIRST create change on the inside. After all, you cannot expect change in your experience if you are not willing to let go and release all that you've outgrown...which leads me to my next point:
Revise. Upon reflection, what pieces of 2018 do you want to take with you into 2019? All experiences are happening for us and within contain lessons and growth. However, you do get to choose where you'd like to direct your time, energy, passions, and resources moving forward. So, what areas do you want to fuel in 2019? Where do you want to explore and adventure? What do you want to add to the mixing bowl of 2019
And conversely, what are you ready to release from 2018?
It is very common to outgrow dreams, goals, roles, and visions. Perhaps they simply need some tweaks or adjustments. Maybe it is time to lay a few of them to rest that just do not fit the bill anymore. Or perhaps your vision for 2019 needs a complete overhaul. Whatever the case, reflection and awareness are two potent keys in releasing all that is ready to stay in 2018 so that you can move forward into 2019. Give yourself permission to release any attachments that are no longer serving you so that you can release 2018 with gratitude and pride.
This is why unpacking your year can be so insightful!
Allow your inner compass to be your guide, and whatever you do, follow your truth.
Wishing you a year of growth, purpose, and passion. May you make more magic than you could ever imagine. May you blow your own mind with your vast potential. May you steer by the compass of your soul and may you surprise yourself along the way!
Kristin Pierce & the Inner Compass Team
About the Author:
Kristin Pierce loves chai lattes, inspirational quotes, writing in coffee shops, and questioning beliefs. She is a self-awareness educator whose mission is to empower others to deconstruct the limiting beliefs that are keeping them small and stuck in order to rise to their potential, come alive, and impact the world. Kristin is the Founder of Inner Compass Academy and Inner Compass Books. She is a MindScape Instructor, Advanced BodyTalk Practitioner, Registered Massage Therapist, & Children's Book Author.
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