As you approach the end of this year, what better time to reflect through journaling, taking stock of what has served you well and what needs to be left behind.
Whether you're focusing on your business or personal year, every aspect of your life will benefit from a healthy practice of year-end reflection. Journaling helps you identify and celebrate what served you and allows you to gracefully release what didn't to move forward with intention and clarity.
1. Acknowledge What Served You:
Take a moment to recognize the accomplishments, growth, and positive experiences brought to you by the previous year.
It could be that you've expanded your network, achieved new milestones, or met inspiring people who have impacted your life.
What healthy habits have you incorporated? These are the things that have uplifted you and directly contributed to your success.
Celebrate and express gratitude for these valuable blessings.
2. Assess What Didn't Serve You:
Now, shift your focus to the things that held you back, drained your energy, or hindered your progress.
These could be self-limiting beliefs, unhealthy habits, negative relationships, or unproductive strategies. Be honest with yourself and identify what didn't align with your business or personal goals.
Remember, it's essential to acknowledge these aspects without judgement or self-criticism.
3. Release What No Longer Serves You:
Once you've identified what didn't serve you, it's time to let them go.
Embrace the power of decluttering your life, freeing up space for new opportunities and positive energy. Just like discarding unwanted belongings, releasing what no longer serves you can be liberating. This may involve setting boundaries, reshaping your mindset, or even decluttering your physical environment.
Make room for growth and invite fresh ideas and experiences.
4. Embrace a Mindset Shift:
With a clearer understanding of what has served you and what you've released, it's time to welcome a mindset shift.
Cultivate an attitude of abundance, resilience, and adaptability. Focus on setting realistic goals, fostering healthy habits, and nurturing relationships that uplift you. Develop a growth mindset, where challenges are viewed as opportunities for learning and personal development, rather than setbacks.
5. Utilize the Power of Journaling, Nature, & Essential Oils:
As you move forward, draw upon the power of your journal along with nature and essential oils to support your emotional and mental well-being.
The benefits of each of these are parallel and magnify each other giving you amazing results. Incorporate oils like Transformation, Abundance, and Release to help facilitate the shift towards embracing what serves you, while leaving behind what doesn't. Diffusing in your workspace or incorporating them into your self-care routine while getting a dose of sun and fresh air will give you the extra support you need in your new year.
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Taking time to reflect on the year gone by and discerning what served you and what didn't is a powerful step towards personal and business growth.
By celebrating your successes and gracefully releasing what no longer aligns with our goals, you can pave the way for a purposeful and fulfilling year ahead.
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