The week between Christmas and New Year’s is a perfect time for reflection. The weeks leading up to the holidays can be a blur of activity. With presents to purchase, houseguests to entertain, and meals to serve, most of us are just happy to get to and through December 25th.

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, this next week is a perfect time to reflect on 2013 and look ahead to 2014. I am inviting you to join me for our annual reflection exercise where we decide what:

Stuff You’re Leaving Behind in 2013
(And What You Might Take into 2014)

This exercise is a chance to start 2014 with the best foundation for success. To help gain clarity on what needs to go, what you have learned, and what needs to come with you to make 2014 your best year yet, follow the instructions below.

Create THREE separate lists:

1. Stuff You Are Leaving in 2013

Write down experiences, feelings, people, circumstances…anything that you do not want to drag with you into 2014. Share this list with a trusted friend who will witness without judgment. Then, burn the list someplace safe so the energy attached to it can be released back into the universe and out of your experience.

2. Lessons from 2013

Write down what you learned from your experiences, good and bad, but especially from any painful or stressful experiences. Once you honor what you learned, you won’t need to repeat the stressful situation. Even the worst situation has a gem. You just have to be willing to look through the crap to find it. Hold onto this list.

3. What You Are Creating in 2014

Write what you want to create for yourself: how you want your life to look and feel. This list should be written in the present tense and include all areas of your life: love, health, family, wealth, friends, career, fitness, spirituality, etc. Marinate, meditate, and think on what you have written. Put this list where you can see it on a daily basis. When you look at this list, feel the feelings of having these things. By conjuring the feelings, you become a magnet that will draw the experiences to you.

Create some time and space to creatively write your lists. Invite some friends to your manifesting party and make it fun! By giving yourself the luxury of spending some time in reflection this week, you can start the New Year with the power to create your best year yet!

Please share your lists below.

The power of our collective intention might just amaze you!
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I hope you have an amazing week that leads into an amazing year, and, as always, take care of you!

Love Love Love


Terri Cole is a licensed psychotherapist, transformation coach, and an expert at turning fear into freedom. Sign up for Terri’s weekly Tune Up Tips and follow her on Twitter.

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