(Late) Reflections of 2022
So, I'm a bit late to the party, but I'm here to share my 2022 reflections: what went well; what didn't; proudest moments; and lessons learned. Coming to you directly from my journal!
PS. I'd love to hear some of your proudest moments from 2022! You can pop them in the comments below. I read every one of your comments!
What went well - CELEBRATING THE WINS!
I found compassion and grounding through mindfulness
I ran a half marathon with my awesome friend, Jeremy
After 5 years living in Luxembourg, I relocated to the French mountains in Ardeche!
I bought a HOUSE!
I pressed pause; taking a 11-month sabbatical to find clarity and purpose
I launched my online donation-based sound meditations and hosted 4 successful sessions I created a beautiful website and developed a mailing list community I got promoted as Program Manager at Amazon I facilitated a 4-week online mindfulness program for Amazonians (I still pinch myself)
What didn't go so well - Acknowledging the lows
I felt lonelier than ever I developed a pessimistic outlook on life: climate change, war, relationships, materialism. I lost confidence in myself and became easily influenced by what others think
I was in overdrive. Trying to juggle my full-time job, yoga, sound healing, and voice acting. I missed the social connections working remotely from home. I hoped to grow my business bigger and faster. I lost clarity of my messaging and my business vision
Harvest lessons about myself and the world
1. Keep following the breadcrumbs.
Tune into what feels right and just go for it. It will all work out. Let go of anything that doesn't sit well and allow yourself to connect with your sacral authority.
2. Be more outcome oriented.
When shit feels hard or scary, remind yourself of the outcome of the action. How will you feel after you push through the discomfort and achieve your goals. You're going to feel great. Invincible. Go and do it.
3. Get in the driver seat of your life.
It's easy to get caught up in life; to lose control. It's easy to be the victim and feel hard done by. Take the power back and continue living your life according to your values. Do what you love.
4. Do things for YOU, not for others.
Be conscious of why you're doing things. Question why you're doing it and make sure you're doing it for the right reasons. Put yourself first.
5. There can never be enough kindness in the world.
We are all fighting our own internal battles. Remember, we are all going through shit and just want to be loved, happy and safe. Keep practicing Just Like Me meditation.
My wildest dreams for 2023
Cue Taylor Swift "Wildest Dreams"
Invite AND accept abundance in all its forms: love, connection, adventure, and joy
Stay true to myself. Let others adapt to you, not the other way around
Have more FUN. Laugh at myself more. Take life seriously lightly
Be grateful for what is, and let go of what isn't
Do things that matter. Discover your meaning in this world
Hike your own hike!!
I really enjoyed reflecting on my year. And it goes to show, it's not too late to write out your reflections and intentions!
Chloe Jane is a mindfulness coach, yoga teacher and sound healing practitioner. She believes in slowing things down and inviting deep rest into the fast-paced world.
She teaches a variety of restorative yoga styles: yin, restorative yoga and yoga nidra. She is a Sound Healing Practitioner and works with the energies of her Tibetan Singing Bowls.
Chloe will be embarking on a 2,650 mile thru-hike in March 2023 called the Pacific Crest Trail. She is South of France based and you can find her on instagram @chloejanejacobs.
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