As we welcome in the new year and all that 2019 has to offer, have you spent some time reflecting on what 2018 meant to you?
The process of reflection can help you appreciate what you can be thankful for from the last year, even if this has been a difficult time for you. Reflecting on the fact you survived it and, in doing so, you will have built your resilence, will help you move foward.
If you practice daily gratitude you will naturally be reflecting on what the day has brought. Personally, I have found there is something even more powerful when you also look back over a longer period of time; that could be a month, six months or the whole year. You start to see the actions that have brought you joy, the people that have been there for you and the habits that have worked in your favour. This is also true for the events that have caused you pain, the people that may have drained you, and the behaviours/patterns that haven't served you well.
The act of reflection is about bringing these things into your conscious awareness, only then can you decide with clarity, whether you want to change anything or experience more of what lights you up.
When I work with a client, I find that the most powerful experience is the 'ah ha' moment when they discover the unconscious reason for their behaviour. The realisation of feelings you are trying to avoid or those you are trying to experience more of, it makes it easier for you to process and accept the change.
If you want to reflect on what 2018 meant to you, and the hidden gifts it provided, you can download a free guide .
Thank you 2018 for all you taught me, and welcome 2019.