Goodbye 2017 and Welcome 2018 – Happy New Year
Another year comes to an end and a new year is shining right ahead. As we all prepare for all the adventures and great things we wish to achieve in the next 365 days – it’s equally important to assess the year that just passed by – to learn from mistakes and be proud of the achievements.
But how to do that – right?
I know, this does not come naturally to most of us.
Let me help you with a short note of how I do it – see if it works for you too. If it does – don’t forget to let me know in comments.
This is a simple technique. Sit down comfortably with your favorite drink and play your favorite music. Open a notepad or a new doc on your laptop/pad. You may use some great apps such as Evernote or Microsoft OneNote.
List down all the HAPPY moments that come to your mind without referring to anything else. Do the same for moments when you felt miserable.
It need not be a long list – whatever you can think of will be fine.
2. Refer your Social Media accounts:
Browse through your Social Media accounts and review how the year has been for you. Few of those such as Facebook does a great job in putting your MOMENTS together for you to look at your year – but you need to do more than that. Look at your own posts, posts you liked, the ones you engaged with through comments and conversations. You will be amazed to see how this gets so fresh in your head – you will feel same emotions, once again!
Feeling good, right? List these down as well.
3. Look at your contacts in phonebook:
Browse through the contacts in your phonebook and list down the new contacts that you added in last year. Spend a while thinking about your relationship with those people and create virtual moments in your head. It will help you refresh your sub-conscious mind of a few connections you made in the year but might not have given due care. You know what you what to do in next year – right?
4. Review last year’s resolution list (if you had one):
Looking at the list, you prepared at the beginning of the year is another thing that will help you assess how you did in the year. List down all that you achieved and what you couldn’t – list why it didn’t happen.
5. Speak to your LOVED ones:
Spend some dedicated time with 2-3 most LOVED ones and seek their feedback on how the year has gone by for you. This is most difficult to do since most of us are not great when it comes to sharing feedback. That’s why you need to choose people who are invested in you, emotionally – they will always tell you what is best for you.
These are a few things that would help you summarize your past year and also will give you a feasible action plan for NEW YEAR. As you see I am calling it ACTIONABLE and not RESOLUTION – since former are more likely to be achieved (not my words but researchers say so).
I hope you like the note and it is of help to you. How do you do it – share with other members and me?
Wishing you and your loved ones a blissful new year 2018.