As 2013 comes to an end, what are your highs, lows and lessons for the year? To prepare for 2014, start by reflecting on 2013.
Before making resolutions, take time for reflection. Here are some categories to consider:
- People – who has been added to your life? Are there new colleagues, friends and family members to be grateful for? How have your relationships grown and enriched your life? Reflect on the people in your life and the people you want in your life. What can you do in 2014 to exponentially improve the people part of your life?
- Habits – are your daily actions supporting or subtracting from your success? You have the power of choice. All it takes is a decision to make a different choice and change a habit that’s no longer working for you. Think about your habits and what you want to stop, start or continue doing in 2014.
- Experiences – Gallup’s research indicates that money spent on things is not as valuable as money spent on expereinces. Experiences enrich our lives. What experiences did you have in 2013? Savor them and appreciate what was wonderful about each and every experience. The value of experiences is the ability to relive them by dancing through your memories. Consider how you can increase your experience quotient in 2014.
Reflect on the people in your life, the habits that define your life and the extraordinary experiences of 2013. It’s the last day of the year. Make it magnificent.