New Year’s Eve; reflecting and looking ahead again.

We have reached the end of 2021, and on Saturday, we will open a new book with 365 blank pages to color! It’s a great moment to reflect on the past year. Often, we race through the hustle and bustle of daily life, and I find it comforting to take a moment to pause and consider all that has happened, where I have focused my attention, and the successes I have achieved. At the same time, I also reflect on areas where I may have given less attention and where there is room for improvement.

Recently, a Facebook memory from 2 years ago popped up, reminding me that on December 30th, I signed for the purchase of land and the construction of a house! The completion was last summer, and it led to a significant but incredibly exciting rollercoaster. I now live there with great pleasure. It’s safe to say that one of the main themes for me this year was my house.

In addition to reflecting, it’s, of course, a beautiful moment to look ahead; a whole new year lies before us with new possibilities and opportunities! So, what do you want to focus on in the coming year? I have created my own method for this, which I use every year, and I’m happy to share it. Below are some practical tools if you want to work on this as well. It provides more insight into what you would like to prioritize and, importantly, what to focus on less.

  1. It can be helpful to divide your life into different areas. You’ll notice that you can never fully focus on all areas at once, and it helps with focus. See below for some examples:
  • Family
  • Health
  • Social contacts
  • Work
  • Financial
  • Love
  • Personal growth
  • Free time
  • Home
  1. Answer the following questions for yourself:
  • What were the highlights of the past year?
  • On which aspects did you focus the most?
  • What was 2021 not about?
  • What would you have liked to see differently?
  • What will you take with you into 2022?
  • On which 3 areas (mentioned above) would you like to focus your attention in the coming year?
  • How will you concretely approach that?

Now that we are forced to stay at home due to the lockdown, these might be interesting questions to discuss with each other on New Year’s Eve!

If you find it challenging or feel the need to discuss this further, let me know; I’m happy to help.

Wishing you success and lots of inspiration, and of course, a wonderful New Year’s celebration!