Do this alone or with a group of trusted and supportive friends. Have three sheets,
1) One for recapitulation of regrets & errors, self-sabotaging thinking etc,
2) One for achievements, good self awareness, personal growth, aha’s, etc. for 2016
3) One for your 2017 year-end intended self attributes, accomplishments and goals
First begin with recapitulation.
What is recapitulation? Playing your year from beginning to end in fast forward without any judgment. Simply walk through the big moments of your year like you were viewing it through a video camera. Don’t linger on any particular moment, and don’t begin evaluating it. Just keep moving through each moment. By performing this ritual right at the end of any year, you can gain a greater understanding of who you are and what you do. Recapitulation can help you process all the words, thoughts, and deeds you experienced over the course of the last year. It is a good nightly practice too. After practicing recapitulation, as you become a bit lighter, you will begin to become aware of those behaviors that are nourishing and those that no longer serve you. You will also become more aware of your ripple . . . all the faces, conversations, and interactions you have experienced throughout the day.
When we are doing the exercises be gentle with yourself.
Build a safe container here of self acceptance, with no judgment
Only share if it is comfortable
Write down positive and negative aspects of last year.
Share some of your regrets, accomplishments and goals.
What to do with them going forward?
For the negative ones, forgive and release them, within the body and without. As you do a body scan on each regret, sense where there might be tightness or an ache associated with that memory. See that lift out of the body as it is processed. Then you can do some type of final act, such as burning that list when you get home, or have a ceremonial burial.
And celebrate accomplishments, making certificate, giving yourself a fine dinner, awarding yourself a gift, etc.
Goal setting, Intending
Create some accountability through partnership. It is important to state out loud and in front of a supportive person or persons. Do not share with anyone who you feel would have a dampening effect on your passion, be in any way unsupportive, or critical. If this happens, realize that they have no power over you. Use your image of your archetype, mentor, or role model.
Exercise: who are you to be at the end of 2017?
Describe in detail YOU at the end of 2017.
How are you different?
What are you doing?
How do others see you now?
What is your environment like?
Who are you surrounding by?
When you are done with this exercise, meditate to seal this intention