It is almost December and time for reverb12.
What is reverb? Started in 2010,
it was a daily writing practice that focused on examining the
previous year and sending out reverberations for a positive year ahead.
So, the idea is, you get a prompt a day, and write and execute what the prompt is about-either on your blog, your journal, paint it, whatever.
I find this quite fun and refreshing to get these prompts in my email basket each morning.
Well, it's now developed into a rather free-form art, so I have cut and pasted various prompts from the last two years. I won't be getting these in my in-box; perhaps I won't go in order, but close my eyes and stab a pencil into a line, and use that prompt for the day-that way it is a bit more spontaneous for me.
So feel free to use these prompts for yourself, and reflect about 2012 and reverb into 2013!
1. One Word (Written by Gwen Bell): Encapsulate
the year 2012 in one word. Explain why you’re choosing that word. Now,
imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be
that captures 2013 for you?
2. Blog Find of the Year (Inspired by Gwen Bell): Share the love — which blog did you discover this year
3. What Matters Now (Inspired by Seth Godin): Think about the here and now. What matters most to you right now? How are you going to nurture what matters in during 2013?
4. Time: Time is a valuable resource. Did you spend 2012 wisely? What can you do to maximize your time during 2013?
5. Health: How did you treat your body this year? You only get this one vessel one time around. How will you treat your body next year?
6. Plan: What didn’t go according to plan this year? How have you adjusted your plan as a result?
7. Action (Written by Scott Belsky):When it comes to aspirations, its not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. What’s your next step?
8. Listen: What song do you listen to to completely change your mood?
9. Appreciate (Written by Victoria Klein): What’s the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year? How do you express gratitude for it?
10.Lesson Learned (Written by Tara Weaver): What was the best thing you learned about yourself this past year? And how will you apply that lesson going forward?
11. Beyond Avoidance (Written by Jake Nickell): What
should you have done this year but didn’t because you were too scared,
worried, unsure, busy or otherwise deterred from doing? (Bonus: Will you
12.Achieve (Written by Tara Sophia Mohr): What’s
the thing you most want to achieve next year? How do you imagine you’ll
feel when you get it? Free? Happy? Complete? Blissful? Write that
feeling down. Then, brainstorm 10 things you can do, or 10 new thoughts
you can think, in order to experience that feeling today.
13. Photo (Written by Tracey Clark): Sift
through all the photos of you from the past year. Choose one that best
captures you; either who you are, or who you strive to be. Find the shot
of you that is worth a thousand words. Share the image, who shot it,
where, and what it best reveals about you.
14. When did you feel the most relaxed?
15. When did you cry?
16. Letting Go (Inspired by Alice Bradley): What do you need to let go of to move forward in 2013?
17. Who was important to you?
18. Where did you spend money?
19. When were you most scared?
20. Friends: Begin to percolate a plan for “My friends day out in 2013”, tell us what you envision
21. Who did you miss?
22. When did you take the easy way?
23. What was the most beautiful scenic place you saw in 2012?
24. Did you learn something new about the world in 2012? What was it?
25. What was your favorite Christmas present?
26. What new thought, idea or action have you taken this year that gave you a true sense of freedom?
27. Surprise: What event touched you in 2011 in an unexpected way?
What are 13 things your life doesn’t need in 2013? How will you go
about eliminating them? How will getting rid of these 13 things change
Everything’s OK. What was the best moment that could serve as proof
that everything is going to be alright? And how will you incorporate
that discovery into the year ahead?
30.One Goal: If you could only do one thing in 2013, but do it very well to perfection, what would it be?
31 Where do you hope to be on Jan 1, 2014?