Reflection is good for the soul. It’s an opportunity to celebrate our accomplishments and the steps we took to achieve them and to also take ownership for how we could improve the next chapter and rewrite our story.
If there is one thing 2020 has encouraged us to do it has been to reflect and take stock of our priorities. It is actually challenging to articulate in words just how exceptional 2020 has been. It has been simultaneously one of the most challenging, expansive, confronting, and wondrous years of my life.
This year I got engaged to the love of my life, we planned our wedding and cancelled our wedding, we planned an epic overseas trip and cancelled the epic overseas trip, my family were in the thick of the bushfires yet I had huge success with my article 10 ways to support the bushfire affected town of Sussex Inlet.
I developed some beautiful connections and shifted some relationships, I experienced the challenges of running out of toilet paper, working from home, Canberra’s un-breathable air and the list of 2020 yo-yo events and experiences go on.
I decided at the end of 2019 that my word for 2020 was “Integrate” and I am proud to say that this year, despite it all, I did just that. I spent the year putting my learning from 2019 into practice by creating more space in my life for relationships to flourish, Shine Om to blossom and my health to be at the best it’s ever been. Yoga and meditation are now a natural part of my life and Ayurveda is now so finely weaved throughout my lifestyle.
I am thrilled to have had so many opportunities this year to share my wisdom with you all in ways I least expected (cough … Zoom) and for the rich conversations and deep lessons, I have gained in return.
I have also been alcohol-free for over 7-months now and although at times it has been challenging for my loved ones to adjust to this new lifestyle choice, I could not be happier with my decision. I have vitality, increased energy, improved relationships, enhanced focus, cemented habits and I am living authentically. My life is integrated.
As the end of 2020 draws near take time to reflect on what you have achieved this year.
Grab your pen and notebook or take a moment to ponder the following three journal prompts:
- 3 things I am proud of this year are…
- I surprised myself this year when I …
- 1 thing that I will do differently next year is…
Know that you can be both humble and proud, so own all the steps you took to achieve the things that you did to make your soul happy throughout one of the most demanding years in modern history.
We will embrace 2020 reflections with further journal prompts, yoga and collective meditation and create a more mindful way to move forward in 2021.