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10 Meaningful Areas to Reflect On as the New Year Approaches…

Reflection time is not just important – it’s VITAL. It gives us the opportunity to acknowledge our challenges, difficulties – and our successes. It helps us see where we have grown and what directions we would like to take next.

And what better time than the end of December – a quiet time for so many of us. With the new year almost upon us, it’s a great opportunity to think about who we value in our lives, where we are on our spiritual or life journey, what we’ve achieved in the past year and what we’d like to achieve in the upcoming year.

This pondering time is also essential to meaningful goal-setting for the upcoming year. Sure we can just get out our goal-sheets and jot some goals down, but if we pause and reflect first, we’ll dig deeper when goal-setting and thosegoals will align more with our values and who we are.

So, I encourage you to set aside some time to ponder and reflect. To stare out of the window. To jot down thoughts and learnings. And perhaps even take the opportunity to email your clients and encourage them to do some pondering too…

10 meaningful areas to reflect and ponder on:

  1. List a) the most important people in your life, b) people who drain you and c) people who inspire you.
  2. What you’d like MORE of and LESS of in your life
  3. Your big achievements this past year (include personal, spiritual and professional).
    NB. This is what you’re most proud of – what you’d like to celebrate!
  4. What you are most excited about for the coming year (if you don’t have anything, then this is something you may want to work on)
  5. What do you already know you want to accomplish this coming year?
  6. What you would like to express in your life or work more?
  7. What does it mean to me to have a full and rich life?
  8. How could I have more fun and joy in my life?
  9. What is my biggest challenge in the upcoming year?
  10. What do you secretly need to acknowledge?

“Just because we increase the speed of information doesn’t mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.”  Dale Dauten 


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