As each year comes to a close, I enjoy looking back over the year. I ask myself questions such as:
What are the highlights of my year?
What has served me well over this past year and what has not?
At the beginning of last year, I set a self-improvement goal of letting go of need to be perfect.
For me, my perfectionism is a measurement of my feelings of self-worth and my need for others to validate who I am as a woman. Over the past year, I worked on letting go of that perception. I realize that my need for others to validate who I am does not serve me well anymore.
Reflecting back over the year, I see that some days I did better than others. Overall, I can see progress. And I celebrate my willingness to show that I am not perfect and that I am okay with that. This has resulted in a sense of peace since I am not pressuring myself to reach unrealistic expectations.
I can also clearly see that I need to continue my work in this area and it will be a goal for me this next year. I would suggest you reflect back over your life this past year and look for a behavior or belief that has not served you well and select it as a self-improvement goal for this next year.
Thanks for being with me and Happy New Year!