𝗠𝘆 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿’𝘀 𝗥𝗶𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹
It’s that time, the end of a year (an epic year at that!) with a new one in the wings.
I developed a ritual years ago in order to better account for my time. It serves 3 purposes:
1) Reminds me I accomplished more than I thought.
2) Helps me take an honest look: 𝘼𝙢 𝙄 𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙢𝙮 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙞𝙤𝙪𝙨 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚 𝙤𝙣 𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙝 𝙙𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙄 𝙫𝙖𝙡𝙪𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙨𝙩?
3) Helps me 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 lessons learned in the past year, and 𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘮𝘺 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 & 𝘨𝘰𝘢𝘭𝘴 for the year ahead.
It’s a simple ritual & I take my time with it over several days.
𝗠𝗬 𝗬𝗘𝗔𝗥 𝗜𝗡 𝗥𝗘𝗩𝗜𝗘𝗪 ✍🏼
In point form, using different categories, create a summary of the year.
Here are some categories to consider 👉🏽 Work / Friends / Family / Physical Health / Mental Health / Travel / Society / Arts & Culture / Celebrity sightings / Spiritual.
I admit I laughed a LOT as I began this year (“𝘛𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘭?!” "𝘈𝘳𝘵𝘴 & 𝘊𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦?!” “𝘍𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴/𝘚𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭?!"). Ha. Yah. Hilarious 🙃
YET - even in the categories I thought there’d be little to show for, there were some pretty powerful experiences & conversations. Those count, too.
In true 𝘆𝗶𝗻 & 𝘆𝗮𝗻𝗴 fashion, in the darkest depths of suffering also exists the capacity for the brightest light.
Looking back at my calendar & journals helps fill in the categories as a way of reviewing & digesting the year.
Then comes 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝟮: 𝗚𝗼𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿 👇🏽
Sometimes I’ll use similar categories with goals for each.
If there’s a project I’m eager to manifest, I will break down the goals into concrete actions to follow 👊🏽
But lately, I’ve been less about goals that are a 'to do’ list, and more about goals that reflect ‘𝙃𝙤𝙬 𝙄 𝙬𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙡 / 𝙚𝙭𝙞𝙨𝙩 / 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙪𝙥 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙.’
It’s up to you how you want to use this ritual. It’s simply about helping us live with greater awareness and appreciation. Make it your own 💗
Peace out, 2020.
𝗔𝗻𝗱 𝗜 𝘄𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗮 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵𝘆 & 𝗷𝗼𝘆-𝗳𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭.