How to start your new year right!
with Free Printable Yearly Review Worksheets
I’ve decided to help you start your New Year right! A lot of people tend to start the New Year hungover, groggy and attempting to figure out their New Years Resolutions, which will inevitably fail.
Grab a glass of water and let’s get started.
1. Do a yearly review
Grab a notebook and pen or use the free printable review sheet I have created for you.
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Answering these questions can really help you brainstorm goals and habits you want to achieve in the new year.
There is a printable section for goal setting in the ‘Creative Happy Life’ Planner where you can record your Goals for 2017 and get access to a seven-day e-mail series that will help you figure out what you want to do in the New Year and how you will do it.
In a typical yearly review, you should answer these types of questions:
- What went well for me last year?
- Anything that was not so great?
- Did I achieve anything?
- How did I improve my life?
- Did I improve my relationships? How?
- What can I do to improve my relationships?
- Is there something I wish I did more of?
- What do I wish I did less of?
- Did I remember to celebrate my successes?
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“What have you done today to make you feel proud?” – Heather Small
I want you to start a list of things you are proud of.
Write five things….to get started.
“I’m proud of…..”
For me, I am very proud of the way I managed my emotions during an incredibly stressful time during 2016.
I’m proud that I continue to meditate and take care of myself.
I’m proud that I’ve been helping some gorgeous ladies figure out their business goals and ways to implement strategies in their Craft blogs.
If you think 2016 sucked for you (excluding the state of the world’s politics and the amount of Legendary celebrities that died). Write a list of your accomplishments.
Keep asking yourself what you are proud of and grateful for until you have at least 50 items.
2.Reorganise your workspace or living space
Having a fresh start can be uplifting. I find the process of decluttering very satisfying. Starting work with a clean desk makes me feel as though my mind is clear and ready to focus.
From the post: A little bedroom Craft Space!
3.Increase your awareness of your thoughts.
I am a keen advocate of Mindfulness and meditation. It’s a wonderful method of Self Care that returns great results. I could shout from the rooftops about the benefits of meditation.
With all of this in mind, I decided to create a section on Self Care in the ‘Creative, Happy Life Planner’, with blank checklists for you to fill in, one with some ideas for Self Care to practice every week and a printable sheet of 50 Self Care ideas.
This is an incredible Mindfulness Journal!
Related: 5 Creative Journals For All Skill Levels!
4.Schedule family time/reconnect with family
Time spent with family can give you warm fuzzy feelings inside. A form of mindfulness is being aware of your surroundings, what you hear, what you can feel and being in the moment is a wonderful way to enjoy time spent with loved ones.
5. Take daily steps toward achieving my long-term goals.
This is so important and is a huge part of my life. I developed a daily routine where I record the things that I’m grateful for; I remember to state my long term goal, and figure out an action plan before I start to work.
Doing that helps me to figure out the most important task that will get me closer to my goal.
In the evening, I review the day. I celebrate three accomplishments from my day, state my goal and review what makes me most grateful. Doing this practice keeps me focused and helps me to have a vague idea of what I want to do the following day.
I try not to stress about the next day too much and focus on relaxing and preparing for a good nights sleep.
With a good nights sleep, you could conquer the world!
This quote is part of the bonus bundle in the ‘Creative Happy Life’ Planner for 2017.
Hopefully, these tips will be enough to help you start your New Year right!