As 2011 winds up to a close I find I have started asking myself some fairly pertinent questions. Here are ten questions you too may like to ponder as you consider new rituals and habits for 2012.
1) Who were the people in my life this year that inspired me?
How did they inspire me? Have I thanked them?
2) Who were the people this year that really frustrated me?
How did they frustrate me? Consider their personal traits and qualities and look for how these people are reflecting elements of my own personality that I do not like about myself. How are they mirroring me exactly? Do I wish to work on these traits in 2012?
3) How have I positively contributed to my workplace?
Would work associates consider me to be someone who is an inspiring team player, a proactive and considerate leader?
4) Have I told those in my inner circles what it is that I love and appreciate about them?
5) Have I been regularly stressed this year?
What could I do differently next year to minimize and avoid unnecessary stress? Could I plan my finances better? Do I need financial advice? Do I need to preplan holidays and rest? Do I need to learn some communication tools to improve my relationships?
6) How would I rate my health this year?
On a scale of 1-10 (1 being very poor, 10 being magnificent) asking myself: Have I relied on medication to deal with pain and symptoms? Have I neglected my exercise? Have I let my nutrition slip? Do I drink alcohol more often than I intended? Who is someone healthy in my life that inspires me and what do they do to stay healthy?
7) How could I invest in my health more in 2012?
In 12 months time what would delight me with my physical health for example to be able run 15 kms easily, do 50 push-ups, 20 chin-ups…whatever the challenge?
8) What books have I read this year that have inspired me?
And what CDs? Seminars? What books do I wish to read next year?
9) What things did I promise myself I would do this year that I haven’t?
How can I plan differently in 2012 so I can achieve those things?
10) Am I regularly in the habit of looking for small events in my day that are humorous?
Do I reflect on what delights me in my day, my year and give thanks regularly?
…Food for thought as we enter the festive season.
Christmas is a wonderful time to honour precious relationships in our life with loved ones and to contemplate what we wish to create with the coming of a New Year.
Bach. Chiropractic, Bach. App Clinical Science
Registered internationally, no longer practicing as a chiropractor in Australia.