I have always found it useful to properly close a year. There is always so much focus on new year’s resolutions that by the time you arrive at the end of the year you have no idea what you even wanted in the beginning of the year.
What is most surprising is that I find my year was more successful by looking at it in the end. Many events and moments occurred that I never would have dreamed of in January, and some arose because of the intentions I set at the beginning of the year. All unbeknownst to me, of course, if I don’t reflect.
Reflecting on the past year is also a lovely exercise in gratitude. It is a gentle reminder of all your blessings and the challenges that taught you valuable life lessons. The evidence is your life.
Twenty fifteen will come soon enough, so take some time in the next few weeks to ruminate on the past 12 months. Below are a links of a few of my favorite tools to help you consider.