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.
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)
I categorised the highlights and lowlights into work (paid and unpaid), health, love and play.
Then I re-read what I wrote down for each category and noted down any patterns and lessons learnt.
If anything felt unresolved or lingering, I spent some time processing it until I got to the lessons learnt.
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.