Reflections in a New Year

Reflections in a New Year

Hey Soul Friend,

As a new year begins, it’s easy to write off the previous year.

Thank goodness that’s over.

I am so done with 2018.

Bring on the New Year because this one sucked!

Do any of these statements resonate with you?

If so, I encourage you to take another look at the past year and see if you can come up with 12 great things that happened.

Yes, there might have been some challenging moments in 2018. Moments you might want to forget.

But there might have been some pretty amazing moments too.

By celebrating what went right, we make more room for good things to flow to us in 2019.

Our brain is wired to focus on the negative. This comes from the old days when we needed our brain to constantly be on the look out for situations that threatened our safety….like starvation or wild animals.

Unfortunately, we’ve carried this negative bias into our current life when many of those dangers are no longer true.

One way to break free from that way of thinking is to program our brain to find the positive.

I challenge you to review your year, month by month, and find at least one positive thing that happened in each month of 2018.

My 2018 Gratitude list looks like this:

January: Finally able to tell people I’m pregnant
February: The BF made sure I felt loved on Valentine’s Day
March: Marie Forleo’s B-School kicked off
April: Celebrated my Dad’s birthday with a surprise party
May: Spring finally arrived (little did I know it would be one of the hottest summers)
June: Went on maternity leave
July: My daughter was born
August: One of my favourite people came to visit from across the country
September: Our friends got married & celebrated my mom’s birthday in a unique way
October: Celebrated the baptism of my godson
November: Had a joint birthday celebration for the in-laws
December: An amazing birthday & even better Christmas

I am so interested in how your year went.

Feel free to make your list in private or in the comments below. I’d love to celebrate with you (insert exclamation mark…my keyboard is doing something funky :| )

Soulfully yours,
MB

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