Hello, 2012!

Hello, 2012!

I absolutely love the start of a new year! As the old year winds down, I always take some time for reflection. Recently I came across three great end-of-the-year questions to ask yourself:

  1. What were the magical moments from 2011? Focus on these first.
  2. What did you dislike about 2011? What didn’t work?
  3. What are you committed to in 2012? Be clear.

And then, a fourth step: What “rituals” will you put in place so that what you’re committed to actually happens?

I’m still mulling these over (it’s only January 4th, after all!), but I sense that answering them honestly and prayerfully will have a positive effect on how the New Year unfolds.

How about you? How do you tend to welcome in a new year?

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About the Author

Claudia Volkman is a director of product development for Servant Books. She and her husband, Scott, live in Connecticut, where she enjoys walking, knitting, and spending time with her Corgis.