The time after Christmas and before New Year is a perfect time to stop and reflect.
There’s a lot of downtime. Almost everybody stops working. There’s minimal pressure to work.
Looking back makes me relive the good stuff. It also makes me think about how could I better handled the bad stuff.
Having a plan helps when I’m lost. There are days when I wake up and I’m totally at a loss what to do. What I’ll do is review what I’ve written and check if it’s still what I wanted and if I’m on the right track.
Questions I ask myself to kick-start my introspection:
- How was your year?
- What are the highlights of your year?
- Do you have any regrets?
- What are you going to do to address those?
- Are you heading to where you want to be?
- What do you want to do next year?