As another year comes to a close, like many others I spend a great deal of time reflecting on what has passed and thinking about the year to come, the last few days, my brain has been on overdrive and I’ve been going through my usual annual process of feeling gloomy, excited, scared but most of all a very weird kind of “mourning period” that another year has ended… it is a very strange feeling, but I know we all have many exiting opportunities to make our dreams a reality in 2010…its going to be an amazing year I can feel it! As you prepare your intentions for 2010, these are some of the questions/statements I pose to myself to help realize what I have accomplished, what I could of done better, what I didn’t get round to doing and start to prepare what I want 2010 to be for me. Here are a few to try yourself…..”What did I enjoy/love about 2009”, “What did I accomplish professionally and personally”, “What challenges did I face”, “how have these changed me/the way I see the world”, “what did I not get to this year that I want to do in 2010”, “what are my main priorities/areas of focus for 2010” “What behaviours, situations etc do I need to change or improve to accomplish these”. And finally how will I celebrate the end of 2009 and beginning of 2010 with inspiration, focus and faith.
Wishing you all a fabulous New Year whatever you will be doing and remember no matter what this year has been to you, celebrating life, friends and family is the most important. :-)
Photo: Taken at the outstanding “The Girl and the Fig” restaurant in Sonoma, CA. Where I had great conversation and an inspirational lunch with 2 girlfriends. One of my highlights of 2009. :-)