Every year, somewhere in November and during the whole of December I reflect on what I’ve done that year. And, being the perfectionist and self critic that I am, what I haven’t done but should have.
These ‘pro’s’ and ‘cons’ are taken in to consideration and often bring me ideas for the coming year. Having had therapy for dysthymia, a left over from a burn out the previous year I decided 2015 would be my year. Now that it was dealt with, it was time to start fresh.
- A healthier life, by more exercising. I mean, the more you work out, the more you are allowed to eat right? Best foodie motivation ever I reckon.
- A new job. It’s just time for something else. Isn’t that what also comes with a new start?
- A drivers license.
- A nice vacation and a happy hobby. Blog? Diary? Drawing? Dance lessons? Language course? I left it open.
- Sort of. First three months I went 3-4 times a week to the gym. Next three months 2-3 times a week. And so on. No discipline I tell you. And no excuse. So basically, nope.
- Nope. Got to work on some great new challenges but actually stayed in the get-me-out-of-here-flow.
- Let’s not go there. Let’s just not.
- YES! Went to the Azores. Started Eveseason in September.
So you only achieve the stuff you truly want. What you also wanted but didn’t succeed in was probably because you either didn’t try hard enough or you lacked to prioritize. The things I want but what hasn’t worked out were probably not where my heart lies. The year flew by which has led me to believe I hadn’t enough time (or prio). They end up on my list every year. What was achieved has made me a happier person. That leads me to conclude that you should do and work on the thing you believe will make you a better and happier person. Don’t get lost in your fails, try to get them to work for you and embrace the positive vibes you will get from it.
Bottomline is, be in tune with yourself. And sticking to that motto here is what my list looks like:
Goal(s) 2016: ‘To be a better me’