The top business books of the past year.
The top ways to keep a New Year's resolution.
The top habits for losing weight in the New Year.
I'm overwhelmed already!
With all of these "top things", what's a regular person to do? If you are a "3" on the Enneagram (more of that here) then setting goals is like a best friend to you. On the other hand, if you are more relational, more free-spirited or just plain hate goal setting, all of these "top things" can be ignored quickly.
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Perhaps a more measured, and I propose more fruitful approach to ending one year and then beginning the next is to take a half day to yourself.
Get somewhere quiet and it should be a place you enjoy. This can be as simple as your favorite coffee shop or an out-of-the-way nature spot. Bring something to write with and maybe your laptop.
Look back over the past year and ask:
1. What was awesome this past year?
2. Any regrets?
3. Which relationships are healthy right now?
4. How did I grow spiritually?
Next, look forward to the next year and ask:
1. Business: what needs attention?
2. Physical: how can I be even more healthy?
3. Spiritual: what can I read daily to keep me growing closer to God?
4. Emotional/social: which relationship needs some love?
The results of this half-day-away experiment may surprise you. Who knows- maybe your findings will even coincide with some of the "top things" that are trending on the internet as we speak!