Last update: 18/03/2021
Hey Zen Organizers,
I believe an essential aspect of the end of the year is to review your goals and your life in general. If you use a Bullet Journal, you can do this review in it. The creator of the method even recommends changing your notebook at the beginning of a new year to have a fresh start (after reviewing your goals for the past year and setting new ones for the New Year).
Last year, I used the prompts given by Lisa Jacobs in her 7-day review New Year New You. I liked it because they cover different areas of life and help set goals for the coming year. I'm going to use them once more this year, and I suggest you do the same if you want to do an in-depth review of your year and set your goals for 2021!
But if you don't feel like doing such a long review, here are some questions that help me assess my progress on my goals. Take an hour or so, find a comfortable place, and try to answer the following questions as exhaustively and objectively as possible.
Did I make progress on my long-term goals, or did I accomplish any?
What strategies helped me succeed?
Which goals were not reached? Why?
Do I still want to reach this/these goal(s)? (it's okay to let go of goals that no longer correspond to what you want of life)
If I still want to accomplish them, what strategies should I put into place next year to succeed?
What fears/obstacles/limiting beliefs are still holding me back and preventing me from achieving my goals?
What bad habit was I able to improve on or get rid of?
And because it's also important to review the year as a whole, here are some more general questions to think over your life in the past 12 months:
What are my best memories of 2020?
What was time well spent? What was a waste of time?
What is/are the success(es) I'm most proud of?
What setback(s) did I face in 2020? Did I handle them well? What could I have done differently?
What did I learn about myself? Did I overcome any fear/obstacle/limiting belief that held me back?
What did I learn in general during this year? (think courses, software, crafts, sports, etc.)
What was money well spent? What was a waste of money?
I hope these questions will help you realize how much road you've traveled this year and how many accomplishments you've achieved. We tend to forget how much progress we make and how much we can change in a year. Doing this kind of review helps you see more clearly what you are capable of and get a confidence boost to start the new year on the right foot!
If you want to share some of your reflections with me, don't hesitate to send me a private message on Instagram or Facebook.
I wish you a zenly organized end of 2020 and beginning of 2021!
P.S.: If you need help to set goals easily and efficiently, download this workbook. It'll guide you with five simple steps: