Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog.
In case you hadn’t realized it, the end of the year is approaching. (Really!) It is a time you should be looking back at 2011 and planning 2012.
At the end of every year, do you look back at what you accomplished? Does it meet your expectations? Chances are you went in directions you hadn’t imagined before, but that isn’t necessarily bad.
If you spend some time and go through your calendar, note the things you did. Figure out where you spent your time. Ask yourself if this is in line with your priorities.
Were there things that you consistently put off? Ask yourself why. Are there things you were consistently motivated and excited about? Did these fit into the goals you set yourself?
Where do you want to go in the new year? What do you want to learn? Where do you want to visit?
Are there things you would like to do? Learn a sport? Write a book? Create a product? Get a new job?
Tools To Help You
It’s much easier to do this type of planning if you have a guide to questions. There are several good ones out there, including
- Your Best Year Yet
- The Best Year of Your Life: Dream It, Plan It, Live It
- And the one I will be using for the third year in a row, 2012 Creating Your Goddess Year planner
If you haven’t thought about it, will you spend time reflecting and planning? I know it’s hard at this busy time of the year, but I think it’s a good exercise for everyone to do.
Do you plan? How do you do it? Please share below. (The resources are a bit scarce for this sort of task, and I would like to share as much information from the readers as possible).
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