Why You Should Do a Year in Review

Start Next Year Off on the Right Foot, By Learning From This One

Amanda Richey

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What is this practice of a year in review? It’s a way to reflect on your life the past year, to see where you have been, what you’ve done, and the lessons that you can learn moving forward. It is a way to understand where you are and where you have been. It gives you the opportunity to reflect on what’s hanging you up, so you do not repeating the same mistakes again.

Sounds like a good idea, right? This kind of life reflection is important because it helps you to learn about who you are and what you are capable of. It can give you the tools to analyze things that happened, how you reacted, and what you can learn from and change for the future.

If you do not spend time reflecting on where you have been and what has and has not worked in the past you will not be able to change and grow into the future self you desire.

Here are seven steps I found to produce a productive and enlightening Year in Review:

1. Pick one thing from each month to rejoice about and one thing to learn from

By focusing on the good and looking at experiences as opportunities to learn we can stay out of the self-pity and judgment trap and keep things more observation oriented instead…

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Amanda Richey

Writer, coach, mother. Helping women crush their goals with ease and confidence.