With 2018 almost upon us, it is time to take stock of 2017 and think about clearing space for the new year. We want to hold on to the things that worked but let go of some of the things that no longer serve us.
Explore the best of 2017
What was outstanding? What experiences do you want more of?
I look back at 2017 and I realize that for me it was finding me again. Of course that sounds pretty cliche but honestly amongst the many negative and challenging things that the year brought me, I was reminded that I am fierce, pragmatic and tenacious. Adversity sometimes brings with it some distinct advantages. I embraced some new opportunities that have made me feel recharged, hopeful and excited.
What did you love about 2017? Was it the people who came into your life? The new opportunities?
Look at the things that worked and hang on to those. If you have created a new meal planning habit or maybe you have been making a lunch date with a friend once a month, keep doing it! These are the things that help relieve stress and make our lives better.
Explore the worst of 2017
What was soul sucking? What caused you sorrow, disappointment? What will you be happy to leave in 2017?
Be honest about this one. This is for you to let go and clear some space. I know for me that emotional and physical clutter always seem to rear their ugly head at this time of the year.
This may mean letting go of friends that aren’t authentic. It may mean letting go of a habit that once helped you cope but now you are strong enough to let it go. Clear out the clutter and say goodbye to the negative things that no longer serve you.
Focus on What You Want to See More Of For 2018
As you move into a new year, focus on abundance. What do you want to see more of in your life? More down time? More time with friends?
The focus can be on feelings too. How do you want to feel in 2018? We are great at identifying what we don’t want to feel or have in our lives but let’s turn it around and think about the positive things we want.
Start each day with the thought of……”What will I do today that will help me feel the way I want to feel?”
So clear the clutter, embrace the good and go into 2018 ready to create your best life!