Realigning your inner compass - two ways to reflect the year
What a year…
Frankly, this year was turbulent for me. I feel a strong need to check in and reflect on what I want to continue, and what to stop.
Luckily, I have a ritual firmly embedded that helps me make sense of the past year’s frenzy.
I begin each year by dedicating a whole day to structured reflection. A whole day is blocked to set my North Star for what’s to come - and I can’t imagine how lost I would be without it.
Reflection is half of the way
I learned that the best way to end a year is to take time to reflect.
I believe that we mostly don’t learn from doing, but from reflecting on our doing.
Following my belief I spend a lot of time creating spaces for self-reflection for people who are already great at doing.
Modern spaces for reflection
Providing space for reflection was also the reason for a cooperation I began with the Leuphana University MBA for Sustainability Management this year.
The MBA, the world’s first green MBA, looked for a way to give their hard working alumni space for reflection. So we put our heads together and designed a reflection of the year you can listen to.
Each MBA Alumni these days may walk to their postbox and walk back, holding in their hand a cute postcard with a QR code: they will be led to a special auditive reflection journey we designed for them, accompanied with latest research on meditation and book suggestions.
All that’s needed is to kick off the shoes, sit in the favourite chair and put on the headphones for reflection time.
Kickstarting the new year with a structured reflection
This got me thinking, I really would like you to have a similar experience to kickstart your new year.
So, I sat down to record an English version for you. And my colleague Vera, put together an excellent workbook built to help you reflect the year.
Each person has a different preference for reflection. This is why we go both ways:
🌱 a guided new year auditive reflection journey recorded by me
🌱 a print out reflection workbook prepared by my colleague Vera
And here is the link to reflection town:
Im sceptical and that sounds like a lot of work, Nikolas
If you are not a fan yet, let me geek out a bit.
Structured reflection journeys help us to tap into our own intelligence and open up new more resonant paths to walk.
Because taking a moment to ask why, how and where helps to align the direction of our own inner compass
While life often has other things in store for us then we have planned - haven taken the time to slow down and reflect helps us to readjust course when the whirlwinds of life move us out of our lane.
Wishing you a mindful and adventurous new year,