WHO ELSE IS SO HAPPY 2020 IS OVER?
Cheers to a new year, you survived 2020! Now I know 2020 was a rough and confusing year for many of us... Like many, you are SO ready to put it behind you and move on and pray for better days. Well lets pause for a moment. Even though this year was tough, uncomfortable and some of us went through life altering events, let us reflect and be grateful for all this year did do. I put together a year review, think of it as a time to really reflect and be humble.
"What if 2020 is the year we’ve been waiting for?
A year so uncomfortable, so painful, so scary, so raw — that it finally forces us to grow.
A year that screams so loud, finally awakening us from our ignorant slumber.
A year we finally accept the need for change.
Declare change. Work for change. Become the change. A year we finally band together, instead of
pushing each other further apart.
2020 isn’t cancelled, but rather
the most important year of them all.”
I love this quote that had been floating around social media earlier this year. Leslie speaks so much truth. And I know some of you might be rolling your eyes, but Kasey, this year I lost someone to Covid, I lost my job and couldn't provide for my family, I had to put my wedding on hold, I couldn't celebrate with everyone I wanted to.. ya ya I get it. I cant imagine some of the daily battles some of you are going through. I know when you are down and in a hard place it is very difficult, almost impossible feeling, to think positively and push forward.. but you're here aren't you? Thats what I am trying to say - even you. are. here. Be grateful for that alone.
Again, this year has been very humbling. Like every New Year, we all started 2020 with BIG expectations and goals and I'm sure most of that was a disappointment or didn't happen. Well instead of having the "New Year, New Me" mentality and creating lofty unreachable goals, start small. Start by being grateful for this past year we did have and go into the New Year with a positive attitude!
So here ya go...
Your Year in Review
50 Questions to Help You Reflect, Appreciate and Get Excited for 2021
Conducting your own yearly review is a great way to slow down, reminisce about your favorite moments, make sure you take the time to appreciate all the little and big things that were a part of your life in the past year. It also helps you figure out which kinds of things make you happy and which don’t.
Use these 50 questions that you can use as prompts to reflect on different aspects of your year. Write your answers down in full sentences or just jot down some bullet points. The last 10 questions will already get you to think about 2021, but don’t feel like you have to plan out your goals perfectly just yet. Capture any first ideas for next year and then use those as a basis for a longer goal-setting session later on.
1 What one event are you going to tell your grandchildren about?
2 If you had to describe your 2020 in three words, what would they be?
3 What new things did you discover about yourself?
4 What single achievement are you most proud of?
5 What was the best news you received?
6 What was your favorite place that you visited in 2020?
7 Which of your personal qualities turned out to be the most helpful this year?
8 Who was your number one go-to person that you could always rely on?
9 Which new skills did you learn?
10 What, or who, are you most thankful for?
11 If someone wrote a book about your year, what genre would it be?
12 What was the most important lesson you learnt in 2020?
13 Which mental block(s) did you overcome?
14 What five people did you most enjoy spending time with?
15 What was your biggest break-through moment career-wise?
16 How did your relationship to your family evolve?
17 What book or movie affected your life in a profound way?
18 What was the best compliment that you received this year?
19 What little things did you most enjoy during your daily life?
20 What cool things did you create this year?
21 What did you think about more than anything else?
22 What topics did you most enjoy learning about?
23 What new habits did you cultivate?
24 What advice would you give your early-2020 self if you could?
25 Did any parts of your self or your life do a 180 this year?
26 What had the biggest positive impact on your life this year?
27 What was your most common mental state?
28 Was there anything you did for the very first time in your life?
29 What was your favorite moment spent with friends?
30 What major goal did you lay the foundations for this year?
31 Which worries turned out to be completely unnecessary?
32 What one experience would you choose to repeat if you could?
33 What was the best gift you received?
34 How did your overall outlook on life evolve?
35 What was the biggest problem you solved?
36 What was the funniest moment, one that still makes you burst out laughing?
37 What purchase turned out to be the best decision ever?
38 What one thing would you do differently and why?
39 What do you deserve a pat on the back for?
40 What activities made you lose track of time?
1 What do you want the overarching theme for your 2021 to be?
2 What do you want to see, discover, explore?
3 Who do you want to spend more time with in 2021?
4 What skills do you want to learn, improve or master?
5 Which personal quality do you want to develop or strengthen?
6 What do you want your everyday life to be like?
7 Which habits do you want to change, cultivate or get rid of?
8 What do you want to achieve career-wise?
9 How do you want to remember the year 2021 when you look back on it 20 years from now?
10 What is your number one goal for 2021?