New Year’s Day is right around the corner! And if you’re hoping to make the most of it, there’s no better time than now to start planning for a fresh and exciting year.
But to make the most of the year ahead, it’s essential that you stop and see where you are. That you take a good, long look at this year that’s wrapping up. That you see where you’ve found your happiness and where you want to make some changes in 2018.
If you’re ready to start off 2018 on your very best foot, let’s start by taking stock of your year in 2017.
Let’s start with the good stuff. Look back over the past year and consider the following questions:
Don’t just think about clearly visible accomplishments like landing a promotion or cleaning out the garage. Write down the intangible but oh-so-important accomplishments like conquering your fear of public speaking, teaching your kid how to bake cookies, and keeping your commitment to take at least 15 minutes for yourself every day.
Some of life’s lessons might come to you easily, but — chances are — your biggest lessons come from mistakes or heartache. Make some of that pain worthwhile by contemplating the lessons you learned this year.
If you received an award for your performance this year, who or what would you thank in your acceptance speech?
Now that you’ve really warmed up your noggin, really reflect on this past year of your life.
You’re wrapping one year, but another fresh year of possibility is right around the corner! What are your huge plans for your life?
Let’s nail down some specifics now. Thinking about just the year you’re finishing and the one you’re about to begin . . .
Ready to dive in to 2018 and make it your best year yet? What have you learned from taking stock of your current year?