questions for growth

Dec 31, 2023

I don’t believe January 1 is a magical day where we need to start over, throw out the old, focus on big goals, or think we need to MAKE transformation happen. That approach often leads to overwhelm and burnout and not much, if any, change.However, I do think there is something to a new year that invites reflection on the past and hope for the future. For me, it is a time of pondering, breathing, and creating. I think there is great value in taking time to ask myself and God questions that will help me become the person I was created to be.

These are some of the questions I’m asking myself:

  • What am I grateful for from this year for myself?
  • What am I grateful for from this year for my family?
  • How have I grown in 2023?
  • What wins have I had this year?
  • What losses?
  • What have I learned?
  • What do I want to keep the same moving forward into 2024?
  • What do I want to change?
  • How do I feel when I’m all alone with my thoughts?
  • How do I want to feel?
  • What is the feeling in my home?
  • What do I want the feeling to be?
  • What do I want to learn this year?
  • What books do I want to read this year?
  • What experiences do I want to have this year?
  • Is God asking me to do something this year?
  • When am I happiest?
  • What brings me true joy?
  • Am I spending time and energy on the things that bring me true joy?
  • How can I make more room in my life for the moments of happiness and joy?
  • What else do I need to make room for in my life?
  • What am I ready to let go?
  • Is there anything I need to let go?
  • What are my core, infinite beliefs?
  • What are ten things I could work on improving this year?
  • Which, if any, of those ten, am I willing to commit to working on consistently?
  • Do those things I am willing to commit to working on consistently support my core, infinite beliefs?
  • Which of these goals will I work on first?
  • What is a two-minute practice that will support this first goal?
  • When am I going to do this two-minute practice? How am I going to track it? How will I know if I have done it?

What are the questions you are asking yourself? What have you learned this year? What have been your wins? What are your hopes for 2024? Let’s all give ourselves a hug. We have made it through 2023. For many, this year has felt heavy and hard. Let’s breathe in the hard and be gentle and loving with ourselves as we ponder 2024. I’m cheering you on and sending you mountains of love.

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