Stopping is an essential part of ending the year and something we should all do to help us reset, ready for what’s to come. One of the best ways to reset our physical health is by nourishing our bodies, something Borough Broth place at the heart of what they do, based on the traditions of ancient communities all of the world that prized the nourishment provided by a bowl of humble broth. They’re all about simmering low and slow, something that resonates when reviewing your year!
We teamed up with Borough Broth to share some tips and tricks on how to stop and review your goals efficiently. Come back next week for tips on how to rest and reset.
What were your goals?
The first step is to remind yourself of the goals you set for 2018 and see how much you’ve achieved – yes, this implies you took the time at the beginning of the year to do so.
Some people use mood boards to help them with this, laying out their goals in a visual way. Boards like this one can be great for (especially if you’re a rose gold lover).
Once you’ve run through your goals for the past year, create two areas: one for all the things you’ve accomplished, and one for everything that’s still a work in progress. This can be done on a mood board or just in your favourite notebook.
Ask the right questions
Now, take a look at everything you’ve accomplished, and ask yourself some questions. You can’t move forward without first looking back, so it’s important to spend some time reviewing 2018 in its entirety.
Some valuable questions include:
- What do you want to do more of?
- What do you want to do less of?
- What worked?
- What didn’t work?
Now it’s time to look at the other pile – the things you haven’t achieved just yet. Try asking yourself some of these questions:
- What prevented you from achieving your goals?
- What did you spend your time doing instead?
- Is it something you still want to achieve?
- What are you proud of?
This is a very important step, one we do not focus on enough. Before planning effectively for the year ahead, you have to first reward yourself for the hard work you’ve put towards your brand, business or blog. Noting down the achievements isn’t enough – you’ve got to shout them from the rooftops! So tell your friends, your family, or share your story with the world on social media.
It’s also important to add any feedback, testimonials or even numbers next to each achievement, as well as some kudos from you to you (eg. YAY me, I’m the best). This will help set you up for a successful year ahead.
Come back next week for further tips on resting and resetting.