Updated: Apr 19, 2022
2022 is moving along rapidly, as we see and feel the promise of spring approaching. For many of us, there is also a sense of a retreat from the urgency and all-consuming nature of the pandemic, and we're beginning to venture out to re-engage in pre-pandemic company and fun. At the same time, we might be aware of how our mental health is affected by the geopolitics of the world. It's important to acknowledge outside forces as we strive for balance. The last newsletter I sent was at the end of 2021 and focused on reflecting on the past year and planning for the new one. With the hope of spring and some cautious optimism of emerging from the pandemic, now might be a good time to revisit your 2022 goals, remind yourself of them, and consider editing or updating them to reflect any inevitable changes you've encountered since you penned them. How is it going? Do you remember what you decided to work on? If so, congratulations. That is using your planning and intentionality well. If you have not set goals for 2022, or you don't remember them, that's more than okay. It's not too late to stop, reflect, take stock, and decide to act with intention. You can do this anytime, not just at the beginning of a new year.
Below are some questions to guide you as you reflect on your 2022 goals and assess where you are at this moment in time:
What excites me most as I tiptoe back into the world and feel more comfortable with the current state of the pandemic?
What have I learned about myself during this period that I want to act on now?
What is something I want to pay attention to right now?
What goals or plans did I set for myself for 2022? Where am I with them now?
What is one step I can take this week to further a goal of mine at this moment?
One way to live with intention and make change is to spend time reflecting, noticing, and incorporating what we observe and learn. We can do this at any time, and instituting a regular process of doing so can be incredibly helpful. I hope these questions help to inform your contemplation. Be sure to let me know what you learn! Please take care of yourself. Sending my best regards, Marti