When you look over the past twelve months, what is the first thing you feel? Joy or frustration? Accomplishment or disappointment? Excitement or dread? Or is it a combination of two or more of some opposing feelings?
Life is peaks and valleys, so it’s completely normal to look back on your past and have mixed emotions. Bad days, weeks or months eventually make way for the good times. Taking all of that into account results in a year recognized only in moments – major moments that changed your life for better or worse.
Whatever it is you are feeling now about the past, present and future, I want you to take a moment to do these three things: make peace with it, embrace it and plan to either grow or change it. If you look back on the previous twelve months and only see a succession of choices that resulted in negative outcomes, make peace with it.
Maybe you lost your job. Took a big risk that left you in the red. Went through a nasty divorce. Lost a loved one. Whatever happened, find a way to make peace with it. If you’re still struggling to get back up from bad experiences, don’t get too down on yourself. We all heal at different paces. Remember, life isn’t a race. Take the time you need to lick your wounds. Cry. Get angry. And when you’re ready, make peace. Read More