Taking Time to Reflect on Last Year
It seems somewhat reckless to begin a new year without resolutions! Will I accomplish anything this year? By rethinking resolutions, I think we can actually accomplish more!
The pressure that comes with a list of things things I want to “be better” at can actually sabotage the good in my life.
Think about when your child brings their report card home. What is the first thing we ask? Why did you get a C in that class? Where are the straight As? I admit that I have even been guilty of paying my children for their As … I admit those were not my best parenting decisions!
The better questions to ask are: What did you learn? What class were you most excited about? Where did you see the most growth?
Instead of looking at our Bs and Cs this new year, let’s reflect on the most exciting things about last year; the areas we saw some growth in ourselves; the things we were able to learn and accomplish!
Focusing on our strengths and areas of competence seems like a much better way to start. You might try that with your kids too!!