Here’s food for thought . . . What words best describe you?
For many of us, the holidays can be a time for reflection, rest and renewal. For others, it’s a hectic hustle and hassle.
As 2016 becomes something to glance at in our rearview mirror, and we look forward with either delight or dread at 2017, take stock in yourself. Are you the person you hope to be?
Take pen to paper and write down five words you believe best describe you.
Then ask five friends, family members or co-workers to do the same. Pick people that will write five words about you that truly reflect your character; people who care enough about you to be truthful with you.
What words did you pick to describe yourself? What words did others select for you and about you? Do any of the words match up? Are they words that soothe or sting?
For me, the first five words that come to mind are caring, compassionate, obsessive, messy and driven. I plan to seek some changes in 2017, to be less obsessed, a bit more organized and find more balance in my life.
My kids need to see their daddy more often. My wife could use a helping hand more consistently. My colleagues at work would probably prefer to see me less intense and smiling more.
How about you? Who do you want to be? Equally important, who do you want to become? The New Year starts soon. A New You can start even sooner.