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Make a ‘Year in Review’ for 2019

Make a ‘Year in Review’ for 2019

December is when the holidays roll around and we all go shopping for gifts, but it’s also when we decide on the New Year resolutions we are gonna make.

A New Year’s resolution is choice either to break a bad habit or create a new personal goal or target and try to achieve it! Looking back at the year, before creating your S.M.A.R.T. goals, look back at the current year and decide how you can best achieve your potential for the upcoming year!

New Year Resolutions can be divided into two parts:

  1. Looking back on the good things that happened
  2. Listing your goals

Looking back on the good things that happened

This is really important. Instead of beating up yourself over all the things you could’ve, should’ve and would’ve done, celebrate the little achievements you did accomplish! While it is good to see the room for improvement, never forget that it was a tough year for you and despite whatever came your way, you made it to December! Good job!

Ask yourself these questions:

  1. What were some highlights of the year? – where did you go, what did you do?
  2. What were some tough decisions you made that you are very proud of?
  3. What are some decisions you made that you weren’t so proud of?
  4. How did you become a better person overall?

Here are some spreads to help you create your Year In Review!

‘I survived through the tough days!’ Indeed we all did! Lovely spread – just words but so much meaning!

Rozmakesplans made a really nice simple to follow spread over a few pages of her 2016 in review. Just doodling some of the main events and highlights of your year can be very helpful too!

OopsADaisy recorded her successes and challenges – both of which are important to take note of in the light of the new year.

Source here

Here’s @zoetryandletters and her lovely typography spread complete with a little world map to colour in the places she visited! She also puts together a mini timeline of the year 2019 on the right page!

You can also categorize your review into:

  1. Health
  2. Finances
  3. Mental Health and Emotions
  4. Experiences
  5. Relationships

Listing your goals

Many of us start out the year with great dreams and goals. While many laugh that resolutions do not last long, it won’t help if you don’t list them at all.

We try to decide for ourselves the things we want to accomplish. Maybe it was that dream job you wanted to get after graduation or a promotion. Maybe it was a family-oriented goal, or just a 21k marathon you wanted to run and complete. That house you wanted to BTO, or the loan you wanted to pay off. Regardless of the goal, you surely had to have listed it down specifically. That’s the first step in achieving a resolution.

For more on setting and achieving your goals, read this post on S.M.A.R.T. goals.

@craftyenginerd has an incredibly neat (seriously!!!) set up! We’d all wanna try to achieve our goals if they looked as aesthetic and put together as this! She divides them well into Personal, Professional and on the right page, very specifically writes her 20 before 2020 goals!

In Masha’s dot grid journal, her 20 before 2020 spread includes a little graphic which adds that much colour and life to the spread! The llama is really cute too (heh).

2018 was two years ago but this never grows old apparently;

On grouping your goals into specific categories, here’s one more useful spread by Lisa Jacobs.

Source here

Hopefully this gives you a better idea on how to make a Year in Review and to plan your goals for the upcoming year!

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