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Reflecting and looking ahead

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We’re getting close to the end of 2021 which is a common time for reflecting on the year that was as well as looking ahead to the new year.

Over the past few years I shared some reflection prompts around this time and this year is no different. 

I want to point out that while the end of one year and the start of a new one is an AMAZING time to reflect, that doesn’t mean it’s the only time you can do this.

In fact, I’d argue that reflecting regularly (at a cadence that works for YOU) is a great way to practice self-awareness & self-inquiry. It’s also a tool I often share with clients (whenever they need it 🤓)

Reflection Prompts to journal on

  • What awesome things did I do/try for the first time?
  • Where I have grown the most this year?
  • What am I proud of achieving or overcoming this year?
  • What did I learn this year?
  • What do I want to keep doing?
  • What do I want to stop doing?
  • What do I want to start doing?

Some of my personal reflections on 2021:

I’m proud of completing my first class back at uni, practicing patience with these injuries and rehab as well as moving into a new role at work, which means that I can really live into my values and mission of helping others.

I have learnt that I’d done a lot of unpacking over the year but turns out there’s still heaps left 😆 I also learnt that I still subscribed to rules and narratives that ultimately weren’t serving and supporting me. As scary and uncomfortable as it is, I get to CHOOSE and define rules for myself and 2022 will be a year of practicing that.

I want to keep showing up as my geeky, weird self – on here and at work.
I want to keep helping others understand how important their mental wellbeing and mind management is and provide tools & tips for them to navigate life in a more compassionate way.
I want to keep practicing patience and compassion with myself.

I want to stop hiding behind indecision and questioning myself 5 times over all the time.
I want to stop nagging and nudging (more than what is objectively needed haha).
I want to start experimenting more on purpose (with business things as well as movement).

What are some of your reflections?


To learn even more about reflecting and why it’s so important – check out this Two Worlds Collide podcast episode

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