Your year in review

As we approach the end of the year, it’s the perfect time to review the last year and decide what you’d like to achieve in 2021.

I know that our lives have been turned upside down due to the pandemic, but this shouldn’t stop you from looking back and honouring what you’ve achieved or looking forward to what you want in the future.

Being intentional and giving yourself a clear direction and purpose can set you up to have an amazing year.

If you’d like to review your year, you just need a notebook, a pen and you might also need your diary, this year’s books/journals /photos to jog your memory, then complete the following 4 exercises:

Exercise 1

Over the last year, write down what you are most proud of. What results have you created in your work or personal life or both?  What obstacles have you had to overcome? At first you may only think of a few things but take your time and you’ll be surprised at how many you can write down.

Looking at your list, circle what have made the biggest impact in your life. This will help you to make decisions about what to achieve this year.

Exercise 2

Write down any mistakes that you have made over the past year and what have you learned from them.

From the list, circle what the biggest things you’ve learned and why.

The reason we do this exercise is because we follow patterns, repeat mistakes over and over again, so looking at this list will often help you to avoid them in the future.

Exercise 3

Write down the things that you are willing to let go of in 2020. These could include: 

  • Old projects and goals that you haven’t got round to doing
  • Resentments, anger and upsets
  • Limited beliefs or stories in your head ie I’m too old/ too young, not qualified enough, it wouldn’t work, I’m not good enough. Write them down and let them go.

Exercise 4

Write down all the things you want to do, create or experience in 2021.

This could be related to work, relationships, health, weight, business or how you want to contribute, volunteer or new things you’d like to experience. Think BIG and ignore the negative thoughts that will inevitably pop up. What life do you want?

From this list write down your 5 most important goals for this coming year. 

If you need some support setting up or progressing your goals, please contact me. If you review your goals with a coach you are 95% more likely to achieve them.