Top 10 Year-End Review Questions
Every year at Christmas I get at least a handful of clients anxious about the festive season and this year due to a gig hypnotising shoppers at the local mall I decided to look even deeper into Combating Christmas Stress. It was easy to find out what stresses everyone out, so then I started asking what everyone wanted instead and overwhelmingly the answer is
– to really relax-
watching old movies, lazing around in pj’s, playing cards and games, clearing out the wardrobe or the shed.
So the timing is perfect, to look back on the year, what it brought and to begin mentally preparing for next year. The approach of midwinter is naturally a time of contraction and introversion for those of us in the northern hemisphere anyway plus we are always more creative and open to new ideas when we are relaxed and have the time.
2016 has been a tough one, it was in fact the ending of a nine-year cycle which has meant it has been a year of karmic release and an opportunity to let go. Now we are about to embark on an important, transformational new phase – 2017 is a 1 (2+0+1+7 = 10 or 1+0=1) – a chance for new beginnings – so let’s start from what we learned at the end of this karmic cycle before we step into the new-
What have I accomplished this year?
Be specific. Write it all down – celebrate it!
What have I learned this year?
What skills did you pick up? What emotional lessons?
What got in my way?
This is where your work will be next year. Be honest – was your own self that got in the way?
Who contributed to my successes?
What can you do to recognise and nurture the people who make up your personal or professional team?
What “mistakes” did I make, and what did I learn from them?
There are no mistakes – only feedback, so write down these little gems of information and remember for next time.
How was my work consistent with my values?
What will you do with the inconsistencies? This is important – if what you are doing is not congruent, it leaves the door open to self-sabotage.
Where did I not take responsibility?
Sometimes this is easier to see with a little distance from the actual event. If you didn’t manage to put your hand up at the time, maybe you can do it now.
What do I need to let go of?
Doing so can help you move much more lightly into the new year.
What was missing for me this year?
How can you incorporate it into next year?
What are the 5 things I absolutely must achieve by this time next year?
Write a paragraph on each and why you absolutely must achieve them.
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