In this week’s episode, I talk about one of my favorite topics – consciously completing the year. We often focus so much attention on the new year ahead, that we don’t take the time to bring the current year to a close. This year has been challenging for many of us – with events in the world and politics, as well as in our personal lives. For me, 2016 was filled with lots of change, loss, growth, and challenge.
Whether we had a great deal, an awful year, or a mix of both, it can be really powerful and useful to reflect on the year as it comes to an end. I talk about some of the questions I ask myself and have asked my coaching clients over the years, and share some rituals you can use to bring the year to a close in the most mindful, helpful, and growth-filled way possible.
[1:41] The world has seen a great many challenges in 2016.
[4:01] I have seen many changes in my life this year.
[8:38] Be careful not to rush through completion, to get to the new resolutions of 2017.
[10:05] The Hoffman Process Retreat reminded me to take the time to reflect and look within.
[15:04] Make a list of what you are proud of, and grateful for, and your challenges from 2016.
[18:42] Answer completion and creation questions, to help us acknowledge the truth of what happened.
[21:02] Take the good, leave the bad, and be grateful for all of it.
[21:55] Pain is part of the human experience. Suffering is optional.
[25:49] The powerful opportunity to complete 2016 in a ritualistic way.
“The degree I suffer in my life, is much more of a choice, than has to do with the circumstances.” @mikedrobbinsClick to tweet