by Lisa The last day of the year will be a buzz with chatter of the past year’s best of, hottest this, latest that. And even more than that, everybody and their momma most likely vowed a commitment to some act of self-improvement for the upcoming year. The infamous New Year’s Resolution. Good intentions, that most often fall by the wayside only to be regarded as lists of would’ve, could’ve, should’ve. If you’re looking for a new way to approach your outlook on the new year, try this instead. Take a moment for some silent self-reflection on the past year and use where you are today to get where you want to be tomorrow.
In a notebook or journal:
- Name something you discovered about yourself in 2012.
- Identify how the discovery changed you, your behavior, or your perception on life.
- Write about whether a goal was accomplished with this new found discovery.
- List what things you will need to do to maintain the discovery long-term.
- Explain the lesson learned through your discovery experience.
What you have just created is a successful roadmap for realistic and attainable achievements. Continue this process throughout the new year and you will realize your true resolutions.
“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” — Maya Angelou
Lisa is the founder of Sistaspace, a blog site all about the little things in life that make you go hmmm and are usually left unspoken. Looking for some end of the week commentary that is sure to spark up a conversation? Check out her Top Five Friday posts at sistaspace.wordpress.com.