Happy New Year! Today is January 13, 2022, and I feel like I have barely begun looking back at 2021 to prepare for this new year. The last few weeks have been an absolute whirlwind (more on that in an upcoming post)! I’ve shared before an amazing way to celebrate a new year (How to Celebrate a Year of Highlights)… and when I did it, it was really an amazing experience! However, this year, I didn’t do it, and I wanted to unpack why for a bit.
The idea came from my friend and past podcast guest, Malynda Hale, and I did it with varying levels. of commitment and success.
In 2020, every week I asked Tommy what the best part of his week was. I wrote it on a little scrap of paper, along with the best part of my week, and a highlight for both of us. That made the New Year’s Eve between 2020 and 2021 especially wonderful, because I had at least 52 entries to choose from for wonderful things that happened in a trying year – a year with a pandemic!
It was also great, because I was pregnant, and of course the pandemic is still going on and was at that time, so opportunities for celebration were very slim. And, Tommy was still part of the NBA, so had at one of the very few times at home that December.
This past year however, I did not stick to that discipline of asking every single week. So, because there were no habits anchored to it, and I didn’t make it a habit on its own, I literally saved no highlights. The crazy thing about that, is that the year was full of wonderful things, especially the birth of our adorable son!
To make sure that I don’t make the same mistake again, I created some cute printables that I will visit once per week at the end of the week, and make a habit out of documenting the wonderful things that it happened each week. I emailed them to my subscribers to my email list, so if you would like them for yourself, enter your information in the form below!
I encourage you to print out 13 copies of this PDF, (or even more if you want just to have several available to add whenever something good happens)! Or, you can make it part of your weekly routine to have a family discussion or reflect yourself on the great things that happened that week.
I can definitely tell you that making it a habit to focus on the good things and enriches your life in more ways than just having a fun New Year’s Eve celebration next year, because you train your mind active just a little bit more, and live in gratitude more often.
It also gives you the excuse to celebrate your wins, and make sure that you acknowledge the great progress you’re making toward your goals, which is some thing that I wrote about as a priority in my book Destination: Dream Life, which you can get here on my site, or on Amazon for Kindle here!
Like I am sure many of you are, I am starting the year feeling super energized, and ready to make great things happen! So, stay tuned for more blogs, and more ways to help you have a wonderful new year!