Happy New Year! If you feel like you’ve already let yourself down by not yet making any Resolutions for 2022, you can opt to give yourself a break.
How? Just decide not to make any resolutions this year. Instead, take a look back and see how 2021 played out for you. You might be pleasantly surprised at how much you accomplished – or at least survived – in the last 12 months.
Yay, you! Pat yourself on the back.
For inspiration, take a look at your calendar, and some photos, of the past year. Then answer these two questions:
- What got done in 2021? This is the place for things you accomplished, even (maybe especially) if you just went with the flow and took a spontaneous shot. It could be anything, from finally replacing the toaster to earning a PhD. If you feel proud (or relieved) it counts! This list is more proactive – life didn’t force it upon you. You created the change.
- What challenges did you meet/survive/learn from in 2021? Here is where you give yourself credit for getting through the stuff life threw at you this past year. We all get a free square for living through another year of Covid.
- If you rewrote (or wrote) your 2021 resolutions now, with the hindsight of what actually happened, how cool would you look?
If, at least, sometimes, life is what happens while we are making other plans, then what does your personal history have to teach you?
Share your top three items in the comments! (just click the bubble next to this article’s title)
Be proud! You are a rock star.