Being tasked to reflect on 2015 when I still can’t believe that it’s no longer 2015 is proving to be a little mind boggling. I mean, the old saying that the older you get the faster time flies finally, really just hit home. (Oh. My. God. I’m officially old.)
I’ve never liked making New Year resolutions because I’m: 1) Way too hard on myself; 2) A realist; and 3) A really, really good procrastinator. That’s not to say that I don’t set goals for myself, it’s just that I know that most of those things take time and are usually at the top of my list each year anyway.
I recently saw a really beautiful idea on Pinterest that I decided was going to be my focus for the year. Each time something special, fun, amazing—something that you are grateful for; something that you just appreciate; something you don’t want to forget—happens to you, you write it down. Write it down and place that memory in a jar (or a photo album, etc.) And on the eve of the New Year you take a few moments to read them.
How lovely is that? I can’t imagine a better way to begin a New Year…by reflecting on all the good things that have happened during the last one. Now here’s just hoping I can stop procrastinating long enough to actually write these things down 😉