2019 is almost here! Woo Hoo!
But before you toast the New Year, I would like to invite you to reflect on the past year. Grab some paper and spend some time answering a few questions about 2018.
How was 2018 for you? (Flip back through your calendar to jog your memory!)
As you recall events, accomplishments and setbacks from the year, notice or record how those things made you feel.
What were your biggest accomplishments? (Record personal and professional achievements.)
What were you most proud of?
Do you feel your life was balanced? (What do you wish you had more of? What would you like to take away?)
Did you have enough fun?
How did you with self-care? What did you do to take care of yourself?
What were your happiest moments of the year? What were your saddest moments?
Take the time to celebrate and congratulate yourself for what you are proud of from 2018!
Then as you turn your mind to 2019, let the answers to these questions inform your goals for next year.
Here is my year in review.
My Biggest Business Accomplishments:The things that made me feel proud.
Completed Master Life Coach Training
Coached 31 clients
Created and launched 3 New Coaching Programs: Voices, e-Coaching, and Monthly Maintenance (for Past Clients only)
Led a Webinar and had Susan Hyatt as my special guest
Accepted a position as a Life Coach at Release Well-Being Center which I will be starting this Spring (I have wanted to work at this beautiful facility for a long time, and I have finally been given the opportunity to do so. Persistence pays off!)
My Family's accomplishments: which also made me feel very PROUD
My oldest son Seth graduated from medical school and started a Pediatric Residency in Florida
My middle child Ally got her first Head Teaching Job
My youngest child Zoe made her mark in the advertising world, getting 2 big raises and a promotion
My husband celebrated his 25th year as a Pediatrician
My husband and I celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary
Where I traveled: which made me feel adventurous
Florida: Siesta Key, Naples, Sarasota, Pensacola
Pittsburgh to visit my parents (5 times)
Here’s a link to a fun little video from our London trip (made by our friend Griffin Harrington)
What I learned: Programs I participated in: made me feel like I was growing professionally and personally.
CAUSES I SUPPORTED/VOLUNTEER WORK
2nd Annual Women’s March
Paint Night for Ovarian Cancer
Assisted Couples Retreat Program at Kripalu
Passover Seder: Come dressed as you Favorite Plaque
Bon Voyage Party: for a friend moving to Florida
Mah Jongg Weekend in Lenox
One of my closest friend's daughter’s wedding
My Darkest Moments: made me feel sad, worried and scared.
One of my closest friends adult son died
My Aunt had a stroke
My Friend was diagnosed with breast cancer
My Dad got sepsis
My parents were hospitalized five times
I knew that 2018 had been a full year, but I hadn’t quite realized how full it was until I wrote it all down. I was surprised by how much I accomplished and how many things I had done!
Often when people think about their past year, they automatically think that they didn’t do very much, or they didn’t reach any of their goals.
But maybe you did more than you think you did.
Before you say goodbye to 2018, reflect back on your year with the questions above.
Try writing down even one thing you’re proud of. Notice how thinking about that one thing makes you feel.
As you think about the hard parts of your year, or the places where you wish you had more balance, ask yourself what you’d like to do differently in 2019. Then schedule that into your calendar right now.
Make sure you write down everything you do this upcoming year in your 2019 calendar. Then when you reflect back at the end of next December, you will have an accurate account of what you actually did.
I’m so grateful for what 2018 brought into my life, and I’m grateful to you for being a part of it!
Happy New Year!
PS I would LOVE to hear about your year, so feel free to hit reply to this email and tell me about all it if you’d like!