We are officially in the home stretch and by that, I mean we are officially about to end 2019. I will share my thoughts on the year over the next few days but right now, I thought I would share some of the things I am planning to do over the next few days as I dust the cobwebs of 2019.
Clearing social media
I like to do an annual run-through of who I am following on social media, making sure they are people who still inspire me and still hold to who I am as the year draws to a close. A lot can happen in a year and you may be surprised just how much you have changed or how quickly you hit the follow button without thinking about the value it is bringing you.
Spend time with family
This is the one time of year the majority of your family will be in the same place so take a step back and be as present as you can with your loved ones.
Reflect on the year and visualise what you want to achieve.
Take stock of how the year went for you. Not just in terms of physical societal achievements but how you felt during certain moments of your life. What made you happy, what didn’t. After you’ve done this, you can start to visualise your goals for the year ahead. If there is anything you want to replicate or something you want to focus on. I have done this in a variety of different ways over the years and I have to admit it can be a hit or a miss but I like doing it in a cathartic way. This year, I am using the Goodbye 2019 Hello 2020 journal to help steer me in the right direction.
I lost my organised ways over the second part of 2019. I needed that because it was my brain’s way of making energy for other things I needed to focus on. I needed it but now I need to get back on the organisation train and that is exactly what I have been doing. My google docs is filled with spreadsheets, the calendar is filled with reminders and I am feeling quite calm and relaxed about it.
Find a good diary/ system that works for you.
We are lucky to live in a world where there are plenty of diaries and planning systems available to us depending on our budgets and preferred methods. Anna Gardner from The Anna Edit breaks down exactly the different methods perfectly so if you are stuck on finding the best way for you to book in your appointments I highly recommend checking out the chapter she dedicated to planning. (My kind of girl)
What is on your end of year checklist?
Let me know.