As we step into the new year, we're presented with the perfect opportunity to pause and reflect upon the journey we've traveled.
“What would someone who loves themselves do?” – Teal Swan
The start of the new year is a perfect time for reflection, as it is a time of transition and new beginnings.
Rather than putting pressure on yourself to set resolutions for the new year, slow yourself down and take time to reflect on the past year.
Reflection will help you to process events over the last 12 months and approach 2024 at your own pace and with purpose and intention. After the fun and frantic festive season, it is common to experience a low mood in January.
The first month of the year can sometimes feel like a struggle to get through – undoing the guilt associated with overindulging during Christmas time!
Instead take January in moderation. Exercise a little, eat whole and good foods seventy percent of the time and leave thirty percent for whatever makes you feel good.
Welcome new self care activities into your life such as a quiet space or listening to a meditation recording. Try keeping a daily journal and use either morning or evening time to attend to your most inner and deepest thoughts and reflections.
Here are some of our favourite prompts to help you get started:
- What are 5 lessons I learned this year?
- What 5 things I did that I am really proud of?
- Which experiences and people am I grateful for?
- What made me come alive this year?
- How do I want to feel in the new year?
- How can I take better care of myself?
Building Resilience short 4-week course opens online Monday January 8th at 9am. To register click here.
Did you know that WriteWell has an online free digital journal filled with prompts to help you on your journaling way? Ty out WriteWell’s digital journal and never be stuck for something to write on!