End of Year Reflections: Letting go & Holding On
Last Thursday I facilitated the final Virtual Café for 2021. The initial conversation starter I presented the group:
As 2021 comes to a close and 2022 begins, what will you leave behind and what will you take with you?
First folks had a chance to talk in small groups of 3 and 4 people. Then a few shared with the full group.
All sorts of answers arose:
- Achievement addiction
- People pleasing
- Being hard on yourself
- Boundary setting
The “taking with” list makes me exhale.
How about you?
As for me, I’m shedding a few “formalities” including:
- Pushing too hard for something I may be good at but don’t want
- Work that isn’t fun (this is belief I heard from family. It’s been a doozy to relinquish!)
What I’m taking with me
Letting go can feel exhausting, because, well, holding on is a lot of work!
So, in the final weeks of 2021 I’m taking time to recharge and refocus to ensure I have the energy to put myself out there in a more powerful way to solve the problems I want to solve (more on that at the beginning of 2022).
Your turn to talk to me/Questions for reflection
As 2021 comes to a close and 2022 begins…
- What will you leave behind that no longer serves you?
- What will you take with you that works?
- How will you recharge and refocus?
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