Today is the first day of the last month of the year. In a way, it’s a day, just like any other day. From another point of view, it’s a reminder that another year is about to finish, that time waits for no man, or any other creature.
The current so-called financial crisis in an interesting event. Ratings are up for news programs, so that sector of the economy is benefitting. Those whose profits are hit, have the opportunity to re-assess their business, their spending, their relationships.
Mixonian invites you to take some time for your own personal inventory. Consider these 7 questions:
1. For which things am I truly grateful at this moment?
2. What would I like to experience LESS of?
3. What would I like to experience More of?
4. What are my achievements for this year? (Think in terms of quantity, not quality.)
5. With whom would I like to spend MORE time?
6. With whom would I like to spend LESS time?
7. What are 10 tiny changes I would like to experience?
This last item comes from creative master Julia Cameron, and it’s a potent tool for shaping your life because you’re focusing on highly do-able changes. Frankly, it’s empowering. Here are some tiny changes I’ve made from an assortment of lists this past year:
– Bought nice new sheets
– Bought a trash can with a lid
– Put some stuff in the attic
– Enjoyed a pedicure
– Took a box of things to a consignment shop
– Organized a small pile of papers
– Finished ironing
– Went through some drawers to weed out clothing
– Made cheese-date pastries
Fascinating. Actually the power of this list is that it’s stuff that is not urgent, the world won’t end if you don’t do it, but it helps you uncover the deep desires of your heart. And as Plato wrote, “Knowledge is food for the soul.”