Hi! Hope you had a wonderful, relaxing Christmas if you celebrated.
Now that some of the holiday madness is over, it’s officially the brink of 2017! This is actually one of my favorite times of year—right before New Year’s Eve—because I find the start of a new year fresh and motivational. I also love the practice of writing out resolutions. I’ve written about it here before, but there’s something cathartic about putting pen to paper to map out your goals.
But what’s maybe even more important than looking ahead is checking in with your progress of the current year. Which goals did you meet? Did they make you feel good or were they more externally pleasing to others? Which goals did you fail? Why? What got in the way? Do you want to carry that goal over to 2017? How do you feel about the year in general? What positive things happened? Negative? In what moments did you feel your best?
By journaling about where you are currently, you can touch base with yourself to set up what’s next. After doing that, I like to let that sit for a day or two and then focus on my resolutions, or goals, for the next year. Up for it?
Challenge: Journal about 2016 and prep for 2017
I personally like to have some overarching goals for the year, like get more sleep, say no more often, etc. and then also break it up into more specific monthly goals. Having general things to focus on is nice, but I need some sort of “to-do list” type system for really getting things done.
I’m not too strict with the format, but that’s usually how it goes. I think the important part is getting your thoughts out on paper and finding areas of your life that can be improved.
I’d love to hear how you track your resolutions, so please share! Any great systems I should know about?