I came across this heading while reading my devotional recently. The article referred to a Latin American practice of writing down all the negative things of the past year that they wanted to be rid of. I think this is a good practice, don’t you? In a sense, it’s a form of journaling where you write down those ideas, activities or habits that may have hindered you over the past months.
What were they? Was it procrastination? This one is definitely going on my good riddance list. Was it being inconsistent – exercising today and not tomorrow? Or was it thinking you could never achieve your goals for whatever reason?
What would you like to add to your list of good riddance items? Take the time now to write them down then go a step further. Replace those negative thoughts, ideas, habits with positive ones. You may draw up two columns like this:
Good riddance Good habits
Procrastination ……………….. Timeliness
Inconsistent ………………… Consistent
Negative thinking ……………. Positive thinking
And you can go on like that until you have sorted out all of the things you want to get rid of so you can start afresh in the new year, After you have done that, you can work on your goals.
And remember, if you need help setting and reaching your goals in the new year, just contact me for a free session. Happy New Year!