So how about a Month-End reflection?
I just started doing this, actually. The Year-End Reflection can take a lot more time than it needs to. If I do a quick journal entry reflecting on every month, once a month, then it makes everything easier. Things are fresh in my mind and it doesn’t take that long.
So what you can do is set a monthly reminder at the beginning of each month to REFLECT on the previous month. Then spend about 10 minutes that day looking over the past month:
Work I completed
Projects I’ve moved forward on
Health and fitness challenges I’ve been doing
Other big life events (some of them unexpected)
Things I’ve learned and want to remember
Hopes for the next month
You can look through calendars and notes and to-do lists and stuff like that, and it doesn’t take long.
I am enjoying this because it gives me the opportunity to not only acknowledge myself but to acknowledge those in my life who mean so much to me, who add so much quality to my life. It also gives the opportunity to evaluate some powerful lessons from the previous month. At the end of the year, I can read through and reflect on what a profound year 2016 is!
For the month of January, what would you like to share as you do a Month-End reflection?
What are your hopes for February?