“Each year I seem to stumble and fall into the space between Christmas and New Year.
I’m exhausted, I am over family gatherings and even the thought of another thing to tick off the task list brings out my inner rolling eyes emoji.
In the midst of this stumbling season, though, for the last fourteen years, I have made space for the afternoon with myself in my diary and retreated. I retreat away from my family, I retreat away from social media and I retreat towards possibility.
I set myself up in a cafe, with coffee and a slice of cake and I breathe. I walk to the beach and I start to pray softly.
Thanking God for the year that has passed and I start to let go of everything that has disappointed. There is something about taking the time to reflect and regroup that creates space for growth in the New Year.”
What has been a positive experience?
What has been a negative experience?
Where have I grown the most?
What am I especially thankful for?
New Days is a vision workbook with reflection questions to help you process the year that has passed and into the new year or season with intention. A series of questions designed to help you reflect and dream again.
Amanda Viviers is an author, speaker and creative coach and she has used this process personally and with clients, for now, fifteen years.
This book is available in a download version here.