Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!
Towards the end of the year, a lot of us begin to look back at what we have accomplished throughout the year. For some of us looking back, we are able to recognise just how far we have come and the great things we have done. For others of us, this time of the year is daunting because when we look back we feel like failures, we see a lot of pain we have endured throughout the year and goals we were not able to achieve.
This was me in December 2017, I was just starting to get on my feet and not be miserable anymore but this could not undo the last 7 months I had spent miserable and unproductive. A lot of people around me were doing amazing things; and whilst I was happy for them, I always wondered why it felt like I was being left behind and why I hadn’t I made better life decisions. Regret.
Whilst I think looking back and doing an end of year reflection is certainly productive, if we find we have not accomplished all we had set our eyes on that can often be a very quick and slippery slope into regret.
Regret – a feeling of sadness, repentance, or disappointment over an occurrence or something that one has done or failed to do.
Regret is unproductive. If you are sad and disappointed chances are you will continue to wallow in your sorrows and as a result, make more bad decisions.
“If you spend your life regretting things in the past, before you know it… you will have wasted your life on regret “
Reflection – serious thought or consideration.
Look back and see what has been good about the year (there must be something! Even if it is the mere fact you made it to the end). Also look at what has not been great and how you can improve yourself and your circumstances (in a way that you don’t put yourself down).
Before the 1st of January 2019, write down your Goals for the year, what would you like to achieve? What are your personal goals, financial goals, physical goals, career goals? What steps would you take to get there? Are you able to set yourself short-term goals; weekly, monthly? Will you make an active effort to be positive and give yourself positive affirmations? What are your techniques to stay motivated?
IT’S TIME TO LEVEL UP
I believe 2019 will be an amazing year for a lot of us, but only if we make it. We need to hold ourselves accountable for all the promises we make ourselves at the very beginning of the year. We need a healthy way to keep track of our goals. We need to remain grateful for the little we do have. We need to stay organised and on track. It is one thing to say yes we will do these things, but how?
I have created a Journal / Planner / Diary (pick your fancy) to help you and I do all these things and more.
Check it out here: PRODUCTS
“Your Journal is like your best friend, You don’t have to pretend with it, you can be honest and write exactly how you feel”