What do you want to change in this year?
What is the most important thing you want to achieve?
Is it something specific like a job, a business, your income-level or about your health?
Or is it something personal like a self-improvement, being a more positive- or result-oriented person? Or a improvement in your relationship? A new relationship?
An end is also always the beginning of something new. Use this new beginning to reflect back on your last year.
A year comes to an end, and a new year starts. Does that mean anything?
It’s just a date, a coincidental point in time switching one second to the next, and by that switching a whole year.
Life isn’t always perfect. The last year wasn’t perfect for you. But it had it’s very bright sides. And some darker ones, too. That’s what life is. The important thing is to never give up and look for the good in everything. You’ll find it.
The time right now is among my personal most enjoyable times of the year. Between Christmas and New Year’s Day is the perfect time to really reflect back on the last 12 month and then go ahead and plan next year.
And in fact, if you haven’t done a yearly plan so far, I would highly recommend that you start doing this review & planning process now for this and the coming year. You will be amazed at what this reviewing & planning can do to your overall sense of direction and practical achievement. It will take under 1 hour and it will be way worth it.
For me, this process is one of the biggest sources for what I would call my personal successes. It is a 2 step process of I. Reviewing and II. Planning.
Sometimes the most sophisticated productivity system is just not working out for everybody. The reason is often that it is too complicated to use it on a daily basis. Here I thought about the most simple productivity system that still gets the job done and helps us to be more productive without stressing ourselves out.