2015 is quickly coming to a close. What are your thoughts about creating New Year’s Resolutions? How do they help you?
If you do create resolutions for your upcoming year, here are 4 short reflection questions to help you create resolutions that you will achieve. Take some time for yourself, go into a quiet space, and answer these questions for yourself:
- What do you want?
Let’s say you and I are having a conversation on December 31, 2016, and you are reflecting over your year, what has to have happened in your life for you to feel satisfied with how your year progressed? This is your life and your list. Write down everything, and anything, you want.
- How will achieving what you listed change your life?
The resolutions that we put on our list should have real meaning for us. Is it is something that you really want to do for yourself? Also, if it is on your list so you can fill in this blank, “I’ll be happy when _______, ” that is a sign that it should not be on your list. Our happiness does not come from outside of us.
- What are your options?
This is a question that is easily overlooked. Sometimes it’s hard to see the forest for the trees. For everything that you now have on your list, what options are available for achieving it? Make a list, and when you think you’ve thought of all of your options, go back and reflect on it again. For every option that you list, what resources are available?
- What’s really holding you back?
For every answer that comes up for you, go back to reflection question 3. Many of the things that we think are holding us back seem to go away when we look at our options. Now, for everything that is left, avoidance doesn’t make things go away. It’s only when we face things are we able to conquer them. So, this question is about being honest with yourself. What obstacles are you allowing to be in your way?
I’d love to know what comes up for you after you create your resolutions. Or, if you’d like some support in creating them, send me an email and we’ll talk.
Also, what topics would you like for me to cover in future posts?
Love & blessings,