Another year come and gone. My, they seem to keep flying by faster and faster, don't they?
I don't know about you, but this time of year, I always get a little discouraged. All I can think about is the stuff I didn't get done. Ugh. Feels like some of my really big goals are always out of reach.
I just can't make it happen.
And yet, when I really think about it, I DID accomplish so much this year. When I really make myself stop and think about it, I can be thankful for the baby steps.
Will you do something for me? Will you stop for just a few minutes (set your timer for 3 minutes) and just reflect on what you DID get done in 2017? Then jot me a note. I'm serious. Email me and tell me what you are proud of accomplishing. This isn't for me. This is for YOU. It's so important to actually celebrate our accomplishments before rushing into New Year's Resolutions.
If you're an over-achiever like me, it's so easy to slip into discouragement. Nothing feels good enough, the To Do list never ends, and those big goals always feel out of reach. No one's giving you a report card, a gold star, or a pat on the back. If anything, people are telling you, "You're working too hard. You need to slow down. Chill out. Do you ever STOP?!" You may plaster on a smile, but inside you want to scream, "I have so much yet to do! You have NO idea!"
I get it.
But you know what?? You ARE amazing! You are one of the rare ones. One of the dreamers. Achievers. Go-getters. And maybe OTHER people don't get it, but *I* do! I see how hard you're working. I see how determined you are. And yes, I see the discouragement, too. I feel it, too.
But today, let's celebrate, okay? Make that list. Send me a copy (firstname.lastname@example.org). I want to celebrate with you. I want to give you an "Atta boy!" and a big gold star sticker on your year. You deserve it!
And if you your list isn't very long, write down, "I made it. I survived." Because THAT is worth celebrating, too. ((Hugs))
About the Author
Hi, I'm Jen Hickle!