End well and set yourself up for a great 2022
As the final month of 2021 begins, we find ourselves thinking back over the past year. How do you qualify your year as success or failure? Traditional measurables include areas such as financial growth, job satisfaction or health. And while there’s nothing wrong with gauging these, they are not the only way to find success. If you put these simple steps into action, you can ensure your year ends on a high note – and continue the momentum into the next.
Drilling down to your core values is a valuable exercise that can help you to chart a clear course for 2022. Whether it’s a reminder to realign or make a bigger shift, increasing your attention to these values will lead to a greater sense of well-being. Look online where there’s some great exercises to assist you in identifying your core values.
There is no substitute for gratitude. However, just listing what you’re thankful for at a shallow level will yield shallow results. Instead, set aside a dedicated time where you can resist interruption. Then take your gratitude list and spend time meditating on each item. If possible, journal your thoughts so you can look back at the record later.
Adding a dash of spice to your life can make a surprisingly big difference to your overall well-being. Use your core values to look for small additions to your routine. If you’re creative, then take time to paint or play; if relationships or family were central then make a bit more time for those nearest to you. Just a half hour here or there can be a real improvement to your quality of life.