A Ritual for Closing Out the Year
It's the last day of 2019, and also this decade.
December has pretty much been a wash for me. I was sick for sooo long I wasn't able to complete my annual review and reflection. So between all the holiday things and slowly starting to feel like human again I figured I would share a little bit about my process today as I make my way through.
Btw I still use a paper calendar & planner.
(Yes both and no I just can't use my phone)
I usually sit down with my calendar and planner and start to go through the prior months, looking for events, trips, personal things, family gatherings, workouts etc. I have also added in looking at my social media and photos on my phone for the case I missed writing something down in black and white.
I begin to take inventory. I look for patterns, I look for white space, I look for doctor appointments or trips to the healers I work with. I look for family time, I look for friend time, I look at my workshops and my private clients. I look out how much I worked out, I look for date nights, or trips with my husband. I look for time I got to spend with my daughter, I look to see how my retreats were schedule, how our vacations were planned out. I literally dissect my year.
AND THEN I LOOK TO SEE HOW I FELT
What felt good, what didn't?
What felt forced?
What seemed to flow?
Where did I get sick? Where was my energy low?
Where did I have the most fun?
What felt easy?
It's only after I do this can I begin to really think about how I can make the next year even better.
After I review the year I usually meditate and invite in my #Spiritteam to help with the planning of the new year. Then I work on intentions.
There is so much hype around New Year's Resolutions and this year even more so with the new decade upon us.
A Resolution - a firm decision to do or to not do something.
Intention- A thing intended, an aim or a plan. A positive call to shift, A spark of magic & manifestation rooted in self love and backed with action.
I was never a big fan of "resolutions" they feel so rigid, so cold, make you feel like crap and then you eat a half gallon of ice cream or a huge bowl of pasta ( my choice) when you slip up. I also don't like the thought of "resolving" anything. Most of the things that show up in our lives are there to teach us, and to help us grow.
I crave flow, flexibility, & the ability to change course. Especially being a mom & business owner. Each day brings something new, and having a strict schedule or firm resolutions is just not in the cards.
I intend to flow through the year with ease & grace.
Creating, connecting and learning.
Embracing this journey and seeing where this journey takes me.
So ditch your resolutions and shift your mindset ~
How to create intentions:
Grab your journal and take a few minutes to go within, to connect with yourself.
1. Where can you use some positive shifts?
2. How do you want to feel in this moment? This month? This year?
3. What do you want to manifest?
4. What self love practices can you start doing for yourself?
5. What action steps can you create to help get you started?
I'd love to hear what you are intending for 2020!