Do you have a goal, but can’t seem to carry it through? Taking some time at the end of the year to reflect on your accomplishments, new habits, and learnings promises to give you the confidence to plan for new challenges and opportunities in 2019. So many people get caught up in the daily responsibilities that they lose perspective and left feeling stretched with lots on their plate, but frustrated that they are not true to their values, passions and purpose.
To gain a little more clarity on your journey next here, take some time for a cup of tea or coffee and reflect on their questions:
How do you feel about where you are in your life right now? How would you like to feel?
List the things you would like to be doing in 2019. List qualities you would like to develop? (Such as becoming more patient, being more positive, more emotional control, more playfulness)
What actions do you need to take to work toward what you want to be doing? What work can you do to embody the qualities you desire?
Using the insights, create some goals for 2019. You may find this helpful:
Top Personal Goals:
Top Professional Goals:
Set a goal in each of these categories:
Friends & Family
Work & Education
Health & Wellness
Recreation & Fun
Inspiration & Creativity
If this feels too overwhelming, here’s another approach. When I was in college, one of my favorite professors shared with the class that he takes the week before New Year’s to reflect on (1) What did I do last year that I never did before and (2) What did I learn. Then, he set a goal for the next year on (2) What can I do to challenge myself and (2) What do I want to learn?
Surprise yourself. Give it a try.