A big intention behind Kayleigh M Coaching is to shine a light on what really happens and matters when it comes to healing and transitioning into a new phase of life or self. I’m not into selling magic enlightenment or a cure-all for hardship.
My promise to you is to always be real and in that vein, I have to share that I didn’t start off the new year with an inspiring word or an intention or a vision board. I came into this year swinging.
I started the year off (safely!) smashing bottles, because let’s face it, 2022 was rough.
Yes there was growth and change and deep realizations. But the overwhelming words that came up from all the people I asked to describe 2022 were “broken”, “turbulent”, “stormy”, “overwhelming”, and “dumpster fire”.
While the tendency is to say good riddance to a year like that, in my work, I’ve found that there is profound value in honoring and acknowledging what has happened before charging forward.
I know that skipping this reflection and release and honoring leaves so. much. growth. on the table. And if you really want to change and make this year a better one or your best, this step is not just valuable, it’s necessary.
To help you, I’d like to share a ritual with you that I’ve done for the past 4 years.
This is my invitation to you, to take time to: honor. Grieve. Celebrate. Reflect. And learn.
Take a look back at each month of 2022:
Reflect on what happened, what you learned, what you endured, the memories that you’ll cherish, and what you’re grateful for having done.
Here are some ways to do this:
- Take a post-it for each month and write just a word or phrase for that month
- Draw it out
- Grab friend or two and chat about your years together. Each person gets 2-3 minutes per month!
(If you take just 2 minutes to reflect on each month, that's less than 30 minutes!)
Honoring the past is just as important as looking to the future. Because if we don’t learn from what we’ve been through, we’re pretty much likely to repeat the same sh*t in the future.