Reflection into Direction

Merry Christmas!

I hope you’re all enjoying the festive period whatever you’re doing.

So many of us take pride in being a free spirit and drifting our way through life, and while I totally have times in my life when I feel this is OK, I also know that if I don’t have some kind direction or intention of where I’m headed, I’ll get nowhere really fast.

Sometimes we have no idea where we want to go or what direction to turn so, instead of making the wrong decision, we procrastinate, don’t make any decision and wait for “the right time” and are still shocked that another year has passed and we’re still here, or worse, somewhere we don’t want to be.

If you don’t know where you want to go (or maybe you do), that’s OK because first we’re going to reflect on the year (or month or even week) that we’ve just had, to gauge where we want to go moving forward.

Yes, this is a time to turn off the telly, get quiet and really listen to your intuition.

Open your journal and answer the following journal prompts:

  • What did I love about this year?
  • What did I do that I wasn’t proud of?
  • What do I want to do less of?
  • What do I want to do more of?
  • Where can I make time in my life to make this happen?
  • If I knew I couldn’t fail, I would…
  • What do I need to overcome in order to make this possible?

As we tend to write slower than we can talk or think, when we journal, it allows us to analyse our immediate responses that we have been programmed to respond with and allow our intuition/higher self/soul or whatever you want to call it, to speak the truth.

For example, a common immediate response to ‘What do you want more of?‘ would be “money.”
But money isn’t really the desire. The desire would be what that person believes money can bring them. That could be ‘to pay off my debts’, ‘to work less’, ‘to take my kids on holiday’, ‘to live without the fear of going into my overdraft’ or about a million other things.

So let your intuition have a chance to speak up and take the time to do this exercise.

Open your journal now to reflect on last year to direct where you are going to take your life in the coming year.
And as always, spread the love by sending this to someone you think would benefit.
Wishing you all a happy, healthy and wealthy new year.

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