Most people on New Year’s are looking forward and making plans on what they would like to do in the coming year. Sometimes this involves looking back and thinking of all that didn’t get done last year.
Beginning this year, look at this process from a different perspective.
Everything you have done up to this point of your life has brought you right here, right where you are now. You are right where you need to be.
For this year, on New Year’s Eve, rather than only think about what you want to do and what you didn’t manage to get to last year, take a few minutes to write yourself a list of everything that you have accomplished this past year and how full your year has been. Include everything that you have done and enjoyed, reading a book, spending time with family, travel, quiet contemplation…list everything. Be thankful for it.
See how far you have come. Even if you haven’t reached your goals yet, see what has transpired to get you closer to what it is you want. Recognize the work you have done.
Resolutions can come after. First, bask in the knowledge that you have progressed, and that you will continue to progress. You can do it. Live the life you want, and enjoy.