Comparing my great 2019 year filled with travel, friends and family to this 2020 year of isolation, fear, anxiety, deep grief and loss reminds me to be grateful for years like 2019. I noted in my 2019 review that, “Not every year has been good or even OK.” How little did I know that 2020 was going to be the doozy of doozy years.
How has your 2020 been?
Take a moment to absorb all of the overused word –unprecedented changes. There has been so many and it takes time for our body and mind to digest and absorb the vast new world we live in. That’s a resiliency skill -taking time to integrate changes.
On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate your 2020?
1 being awful and 10 being amazing ...
Where ever your find yourself on this scale - it’s 200% okay and normal. Some years we have those amazing great top 10 years and others those low scoring really hard tough years with challenges that frankly we wish we could do over or forget. That is life and what living is all about both the up and down of life.
This time of year, is a time of reflection for many, including myself. It’s a useful process pausing a few minutes to review the last year for those wins you forgot about. Doing so can build your resiliency.
Wins in 2020?
Yes, it’s a resiliency skill to review success and celebrate those moments. Wins may be the small things, like I now appreciate toilet paper and the ability to shop. Maybe your appreciating hugs way more than I did in 2019. It could be a new healthy habit – mine are our daily walks. I now appreciate being whole & healthy more.
Take time to find some wins and celebrate them – no matter how big or small. They matter and YOU matter. Doing so strengthens your resiliency & builds in positivity.
Wherever you are with how 2020's ending, here are some quick review and planning steps that can set you up for 2021. I use these steps with clients seeing their wins is the best part of the exercise.
The goal is to give you tools to review 2021, savoring the good, learning from the not so great. So that, in 2021 you can prepare and plan your year for you and your wants and needs.
December Year End Review & Planning Guide
- Day 1 - Reflect & Review 2020
- How do you review your year? Or do you?
- Review your calendar & photos month by month.
- What happened?
- What did you do?
- Where go?
- What did you learn?
- Where did you grow?
- What were your wins & losses – no matter how big or small – they all count
- Take time to mourn & process those losses – no stuffing.
- Day 2 – Acknowledge and Celebrate Accomplishments
- This provides you with vitality & positive energy !
- What was the best thing about 2020?
- What big thing did you do or accomplish?
- Acknowledge and Celebrate you and what you did accomplish!
- Day 3 – Preparing for 2021
- How can you prepare for 2021?
- What can you do to plan for your 2021?
- Will you set aside a few hours to plan?
- What is exciting about the upcoming year?
- What do you want to do and/or accomplish?
- Day 4 – Looking ahead – what do you want? Really want for 2021?
- What do you want for 2021?
- What do you really, really want for 2021?
- What do you need in 2021?
- How is this different from a want?
- Who or what can help hold you accountable to getting your planning done and reaching your goals?
I’m happy to help hold you accountable – reach out, email me saying, yes please hold me accountable via email for the following goals. I love doing this for my clients and for you my readers, I’d be honored to help you as well.
I wish for everyone peace in reviewing 2020 and hope for 2021.
If you or someone you know would like support in reviewing and planning for 2021. I can help! I love seeing my clients plan and then move forward to boldly living. To help facilitate this I’m offering a 30% off discount on all coaching – details below.
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Much peace, love and blessings,
Teresa – reviewing & reflecting over 2020 in preparation for 2021
Teresa Q. Bitner, M.Ed., PMP, ACC - Resiliency, Change and Loss Coach
Partnering with those who have been knocked down my life and want to build resiliency and move forward and live a bold life.
Author of Soul Love: How A Dog Taught Me to Breathe Again