“In recognizing and accepting the hopelessness of your condition, at the same time you transcend it.” Zen Buddhists talk about this. To be aware of what is happening is to be able to change it.
Yearlong wrap ups are coming out. You know, the best of 2016.
I’ve already read those during the year. Plus, if I’m worth my salt at all I would already know them. (Or at least just google them up when needed.)
Now actually doing it? Well, that’s another story. Knowing what to do is not the same as doing it, is it?
Here is a thought>
Use this time right now between Christmas and New Years to reflect on what you have learned this past year. DO NOT set any goals for next year though. That will happen later. Now is the time to revel in your successes and what you learned from your failures.
You are tired and exhausted from the holidays. This makes it an excellent time to be relaxed and honest with ourselves about who we are and what we did this past year. You are too tired to lie to yourself. And remember, if you are honest then you have a starting point to do something about it.
What worked for you? And what could you have done better? What did you learn?
Write it all down. It helps to keep it straight. I write constantly.
Now. How would you like next year to be different and better?
Go ahead and start writing your New Year’s resolutions. Never mind about realistic or achievable right now. That will come later during implementation.
Hopefully it will be one of mine to write a blog about that but if I don’t then just go ahead and write yours anyway.