End of Year Reflections: Spiritual

Pull up a chair, grab your journal and take a seat. Check out these questions:

How did I evolve spiritually this year?

Did you take on any new practice? E.g. meditation or going to church or a Buddhist book study group?

What role does spirituality play in your life?

What goals do you have for spirituality for 2019?

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End of Year Reflections: Physical

Grab a pen and your journal. Take a few minutes to reflect on these questions:

Did you meet your goals for your physical growth this year?

What did you achieve in your physical growth? Did you master a headstand in yoga? Did you bench press 200lbs? Did you become a black belt in Karate?

What goals do you have for next year?

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End of Year Reflections: Business

Grab your journal, find a comfy seat and answer these questions:

What went well in your professional life this year?

Did you set goals (financial for e.g.)  and reach them?

What goals do you have for next year?

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End of Year Reflections: Relationships

Grab your journal, make a cup of tea and answer these questions:

What went well in my personal life this year?

What did I learn about myself in relationship with others?

Did you let go of any relationships this year, what did you learn?

Did you start any new relationships this year and if so, what goals do you have for it/them?

What relationship goals do you have for next year?

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End of Year Reflections: Celebrations

Grab your pen and journal and ask yourself:

What can I celebrate this year?

What went really well?

What successes did I have?

Did I celebrate my successes? Why not? What can I do to celebrate them?

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End of the Year Reflections: Endurance

Grab your journal and answer these questions:

What did I endure this year?

What did I learn about myself as a result of this or these events?

When you look back, take a moment to reflect on what went well, but also what you navigated that was not expected and tested you.

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Tip 3 for Stress Management

Journal. Research studies have shown that PTSD symptoms are reduced by a daily practice of journaling. Students pre-exam stress is also reduced by the act of journaling. Pull out a pen and give it a try!

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Tip 2 for Stress Management

Meditate. Meditation helps you practice letting go, which is a really good thing to do for managing stress. It also boosts your immune function by changing your DNA – the telomeres at the end of your DNA grow. This is really good to do especially given that cortisol (stress hormone) build up reduces your immune function.

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Tip 1 for Stress Management

Exercise. The stress hormone cortisol takes about 24 hours to break down. If you exercise daily you will help to flush that out and build up the endorphins which help you feel good!

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Stress Management & the Octopus

Did you know that Octopi eat themselves when they are stressed out? It’s a form of self-cannibalism and is called autophagy. That is some serious self-destruction! It is vital to learn how to manage stress – so we don’t end up in a situation of overwhelm and some kind of self-destructive behavior, like drinking too much, eating too much or getting angry and lashing out at those around you.

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