Well, here we were heading to the end of another year. Before the festive season gets into full swing it is a good time to reflect on how the year has been for you. Take the opportunity to look back on what you’ve learnt, what you’re proud of and what, if anything, you feel needs to change in 2017.
I hope 2016 has been a great year for you. But, as you go through the questions below, be sure to celebrate the successes – however small they may have been. And, if something didn’t go as well as you’d hoped, then don’t beat yourself up. Simply celebrate the good things and let the other stuff go.
So, sit back with a cup of tea, or maybe a glass of festive cocktail, and mince pie and enjoy reflecting on 2016. Then prepare for an even better 2017!
- What three things are you proud of achieving in 2016?
- What five things are you most grateful for in your life?
- What new skill have you learnt?
- What was the most important lesson you learnt?
- If you did some reading in 2016, what was your favourite book and why?
- Describe your 2016 in 5 words.
- If you visited some new places in 2016 what was your favourite
- Which five people did you most enjoy spending time with and why?
- What have you learnt in your career?
- What was the best compliment that you received this year?
- What did you try for the first time this year?
- What worries turned out to be unnecessary?
- What was the funniest moment of the year?
- Which two things would you do differently?
So, that’s your reflection of 2016. I trust it’s helped you to take stock.
- Which one goal do you most want to achieve?
- What do you hope to achieve in your career?
- Which one place do you want most to visit?
- What skill would you like to improve or learn?
- What one thing do you want to change to improve your work life balance?
In January we’ll focus in more detail on how to set goals so that you achieve them but for now celebrate everything that you’ve achieved – no matter how small – and have in your life.
In the meantime, I hope that you have a lovely Christmas and New Year.