Because You Want the Best Year EVER!

JournalingMy mentor (Tara Mohr) sent me these questions to get my New Year off to a good start. I did this exercise last year with a few of my favorite people. I encourage you to either do it with a warm cup of tea or in conversation with a loved one! It is a perfect way to start your New Year!

1. Because I wanted to make 2013 count, I…

2. Because fear of failure was no longer a good enough reason to not do it, in 2013 I…

3. Because I listened to the whispers inside, in 2013 I…

4. Because the things that brought me joy in childhood still do, in 2013 I…

5. Because simple pleasures are so rich, in 2013 I…

6. Because my body has served me so beautifully all these years, in 2013 I…

7. Because the world needs my service, in 2013 I…

8. Because of the remarkable people who have loved me and made me who I am, in 2013 I…

9. Because I am willing to believe in the power of forgiveness, in 2013 I…

10. Because the silence has gone on long enough, in 2013 I….

11. Because I am so blessed, in 2013 I…

12. Because I vowed to be more radical, in 2013 I…

13. Because I wanted, in the last days of my life, to remember this year with tears of gratitude, in 2013 I…

Grab a journal and write your answers to these prompts. Or write them in the comments below, or at your own blog. If you’d like, share your answers with someone you love, and listen to theirs.

Go with your first instinct as you complete the statements. Let your intuition lead. If you are writing, keep the pen moving. Don’t get stuck in “thinking about it.” Don’t look for the “right” answer.

You don’t have to understand your answers right away. Some may feel surprising or even mysterious. Over time, their meaning will emerge for you.

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