Measuring a year isn’t just about the amount of bills you paid and the age that you turned. This January, ring in the New Year with a sense of reflection and renewal. Look back on this year’s trials and triumphs and use this information to make yourself better prepared for the twelve months that lie ahead. It has often been said that history repeats itself – do you want to have another fantastic year?
This form of self-evaluation can prove to be a great motivator as you begin this new chapter. Also, it can help you meet new goals or even keep your resolution. A new year starts off with a clean slate, but you have to read what you’ve already written before it’s time to erase it.
One way to do this is to talk to your family and friends. Hold a New Years Reflection Event at your home where you and your loved ones can gather together, share stories and memories, and reflect on the coming year. Pass out notebooks or pieces of paper to your guests so they can take notes or write down their thoughts.
Another great way is to make a Yearly Scrapbook. Fill it with photographs, notes, to-do lists that you’ve accomplished, or other keepsakes that can help you remember how eventful and enlightening your year was. Be sure to leave a bit of room for a journal response too!