Four End of Year Activities You Will Love
As 2022 comes to an end, we seek to reflect on the year and to imagine what 2023 will bring. Whether you are a fan of new year resolutions or not, these activities will benefit you on your journey. Do one, two, or all four of them as time allows… and Happy New Year!
1. The Goldilocks Method:
Create three lists: one of the things that you had TOO MUCH of this year, one of the things you had NOT ENOUGH of, and one of the areas that were JUST RIGHT. This will send you in the right direction when thinking of what you want to move toward.
Engage an accountability partner to send your lists to. This ensures that it gets done, will help you get to know someone else better, and their ideas might inspire you.
2. Do a Values Audit:
What are your values and are you living them? Take a look at a list of values and highlight the ones that stand out to you as important. Take a listen to Brene Brown’s Podcast on Living Into Our Values and download the worksheet activity.
Do a calendar audit of the whole year. Set aside some time to dig into your calendar. What was your year full of? Did you spend time doing the things that you love? Did you prioritize what is important to you?
3. Remember Your WHY:
Remind yourself that others are impacted by the work you do, Dedicate a space (a drawer or shelf) to remembering your WHY. It will serve as a reminder to you throughout the year to help you take a deep breath and keep moving toward that dream you have in your head that just won’t go away.
4. Create Your Vision
It’s time for another listing activity! Write down where you want to be at the end of 2023. Where will you be in your career, personal life, family, experiences, etc.
Think about where you are now. Then, write down the steps it will take to get you from here to there.
That’s it! You are now ready to enter the new year with gusto! Know that you are VALUED, you have EXPERTISE, and you are CONNECTED. We can’t wait to see what you will do next.
–Shannon Hady, Leadership Integrator & Former Special Education Teacher, Creatively Focused
P.S. Looking for some ways to stay motivated this year? (Speaking of Goldilocks…) Check out James Clear’s article about The Goldilocks Rule: How to Stay Motivated in Life and Business.