Every year, in the run up to Christmas I purposefully make time to reflect on the year just gone. In the company of a few close friends, usually by an open fire, we look back over the last 12 months through a lens of gratitude and learning. Christmas can be stressful; this ritual is my antidote.
Grab a pen and paper and maybe a cup of something warm and give yourself the gift of 20 minutes relaxation and reflection.
Taking time out to ponder these questions, especially in conversation with good friends or family, is a real gift. Of course, for many years I also ensure that I buy myself an actual tangible gift for Christmas too. We can all benefit from a healthy dose of self-appreciation, and buying yourself a present, even something small, is a symbolic way of acknowledging everything you do well every day.
Wishing you wonderful and wonder-filled Christmas.
“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.”
Johann Wolfgang Goethe
Join me at SOAR2017 for an evening of motivation & goal-setting and make 2017 your best year yet. The Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2, Thursday January 19th 6.30pm-9pm. Tickets €60 including refreshments. Early bird tickets available until Dec. 24th just €50.