5 Step Review of 2017

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I don’t know about you, but at this time of year I like spending a little time looking back on the year that is coming to an end.  

I find it really worthwhile doing this because it both helps me to:

  • remember and appreciate all that has happened
  • reflect on and appreciate how I have grown
  • identify things that I want to do differently next year, or ideas for new things to try.  

There are lots of ways that you can review a year, but here is the process I used this year.


Review your year in 5 steps.  

  1. I opened up my app where my photos are stored, and go back to 1st January 2017.  I  looked through my photos and I wrote down some of the highlights and lowlights of January.  Once I'm done with Jan. I continued month by month through the rest of the year.  (If you don’t take lots of photos try your calendar/diary)

  2. I categorised the highlights and lowlights into work (paid and unpaid), health, love and play.  

  3. Then I re-read what I wrote down for each category and noted down any patterns and lessons learnt.

  4. If anything felt unresolved or lingering, I spent some time processing it until I got to the lessons learnt.  

  5. If any ideas come up for 2018, I noted those down.

So, there you have it.  My 5 step process.  As always, I’d love to know what you think, and if you use it, how did it go.  

Posted on December 18, 2017 .