I used to work in business planning. We’d do an annual review which was driven by the date of the financial year end.
The tendency to do an annual review (for myself!) has stayed with me.
TBH, I love it!😆
But I do it in harmony with the seasonal wheel of the year.
For a good few years I’d do it on New Year’s Eve – talk through the months of the year over dinner.
These days I prefer to do it at Winter Solstice, which this year falls on Wednesday 21st December.
Here’s how to do your very own Winter Solstice review,
1) First, ask yourself what you’ve accomplished.
Do you notice the pull at the end of the year to think about what you haven’t done? Be kind to yourself. List 3 things right now that you’ve accomplished this year. They can be anything. Well done you!🙌
2) Now ask yourself, what would you do differently with the benefit of hindsight? What have you learnt? Again, well done you! You’ve learnt this because you’ve been in action.🙌
You can capture the above in your journal or share it with a friend.
You can even write it in the comments below!
What else might your annual review look like?🤔
Maybe you could draw it? Or write it as a story? Find a way to have fun with it!
Doing my own review marks the start of my annual hibernation. I take two weeks off. It’s time for deep rest.💤
The Flourishing Woman blog will also be taking a seasonal pause. We’ll be back from 6th January.
In the meantime, however the festive period looks for you, I hope it’s as you wish it to be.
Let’s flourish together!🎄🎄🎄
PS. One of the things I’m proud of this year is writing these weekly blogs consistently for over 6 months. Thank you for being part of The Flourishing Woman online community.
PPS. if you’re thinking ahead, then a reminder that bookings are now open for the next round of The Circle which starts mid-January.
Arlene Francey Lyne
Coach, writer, mama, raving fan of Mother Earth.
Life a work in progress; like a garden, it’s never finished!
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