As the year comes to an end I feel it’s important to take stock. Reflecting on the previous year is a valuable exercise for personal growth, learning, and planning for the future. Here are some key steps and questions to consider as you take stock of the past year.
Achievements and Accomplishments:
What were your major achievements and accomplishments?
Did you reach any personal or professional goals?
What are you most proud of from the past year?
Challenges and Obstacles:
What challenges did you face throughout the year?
How did you overcome these challenges, or what did you learn from them?
Is there anything you would do differently in handling challenges?
Learning and Growth:
What new skills or knowledge did you acquire?
How did you invest in your personal and professional development?
In what areas did you experience the most personal growth?
How did your relationships evolve over the past year?
Were there any important connections you formed or strengthened?
Is there anyone you need to reconnect with or resolve conflicts with?
Health and Well-being:
How did you prioritise your physical and mental health?
Did you establish or modify any health-related habits?
What changes, if any, do you want to make in the upcoming year?
How did your financial situation change throughout the year?
Did you meet your financial goals or encounter unexpected expenses?
What adjustments can you make for better financial stability?
How did your career progress in the past year?
What projects or tasks were most impactful in your professional life?
Are there any skills or areas you want to focus on for career development?
Did you set and achieve personal goals for the year?
Are there any goals you didn't achieve, and if so, why?
How can you adjust your approach for more success in the future?
Happiness and Fulfilment:
Overall, how satisfied were you with your life in the past year?
What brought you joy and fulfilment?
What changes can you make to increase your overall happiness?
Based on your reflections, what are your priorities for the upcoming year?
Are there specific goals or resolutions you want to set?
What steps can you take to ensure a successful and fulfilling year ahead?
Taking the time to reflect on these aspects can provide valuable insights and help you make informed decisions for the future. It's also a great opportunity to celebrate your successes and acknowledge the areas where you've grown. In the next blog I’ll give you some thoughts about making big plans for the future.