Updated: Jun 26, 2020
There are only a few more days left of 2015 and with those few days comes the opportunity to reflect on the year that has been, and the one that is about to dawn.
Most of us are probably still reeling from the accelerated pace that December invariably brings - working through a variety of to do lists, wrapping up work projects, accommodating the school holidays, getting ready to celebrate Christmas in the style that everyone expects, and desperately trying to make time to catch up with friends and family.
Invariably reflective 'me time' is the first thing that we let go of in the rush to meet December's commitments. But I always find that these few precious days between Christmas and the New Year afford the ideal time to not only sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labors, but to also take some time back for ourselves to reflect.
Making the time to reflect on the year that has been is one of the most beautiful gifts you can give yourself. It allows you to acknowledge what has been, and use that knowledge to better understand what you want of the future.
Reflection is a loving act of self-observance. It requires you to step outside of your self punishing mode and instead, assume the part of the impartial observer as you ask yourself some fundamental questions about the past, present and future.