Be proud of what you’ve accomplished or created in 2013 – change, big or small, matters. Here’s how to capture the best of 2013 and use it to create a wonderful 2014.
- Take time to jot own the memorable moments of 2013 (or your life) – the moments that touched you, excited you, inspired you, delighted you or made you feel happy and proud.
- Write anything that comes to mind; don’t censor yourself. (Using a Mind Map might help you get started. There are lots of other free resources here that might get you in the mood, as well.)
- Then write about what made them special to you. (This is the step most folks skip, don’t! It will make all the difference. Take all the time you need. If you feel like writing a page, do it.)
- Note how you felt, which may be even more important than what you did. You may not be able to recreate the events, but identifying and savoring how you felt can help you focus on what you want more of in your life.
- Add to your list or create new Mind Maps in the days and weeks ahead. Don’t worry that the year is already underway; there is always time for change.
- Be honest, don’t write what you think should have made you happy or proud, just what truly did.
- Use the moments you note and the emotions you felt to help you design the life you really want.
- How do you want to feel in 2014? What do you want your life to look and feel like?
- Use what you have discovered to guide you through the New Year.
- Start now!
Below is some of what happened on Wishful Thinking Works in 2013! Click on the photo or link below to find out more. Woo hoo!
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 24,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Thank you Patrice for sharing such great information & Happy New Year!
Thank you, Joan. Wishing you best in 2014!