Achieve more in 2015 by reflecting on 2014.
Drawing to the end of yet another year, New Year’s Resolutions are never far from the topic of discussion. While some of the popular resolutions are to “lose weight”, “drink less” or “exercise more”, these resolutions are usually made on the spur of the moment after a week or two of overindulgence and unhealthy habits. There usually isn’t any reflection on what has occurred during the current year or any planning for how the resolutions may be achieved in 2015. Then, with everyday life getting in the way, seldom are these resolutions adhered throughout the following year.
With too much to do to and not enough time to do it in, we end up drifting through each year feeling like we are living groundhog day. There is little time to acknowledge our achievements or reflect on our progress even if we feel we’re moving in the wrong direction, or worse still, aren’t moving at all. But, life doesn’t have to be like this and now is the perfect time to change. The end of a year should be an exciting time; a time when you assess how far you have come, what held you back and what you will achieve for the following year. This will only happen though if you spend some time reflecting on the year that has been – the highs, the lows and everything in between – and then planning where 2015 will take you. Ask yourself these eleven questions, plan your steps and get set for a fabulous 2015.
- What have I achieved in 2014?
- What do I still need to work on?
- How can I become better?
- What did I learn in 2014?
- What did I do that was new?
- What do I wish I had done more of?
- What did I wish I had done less of?
- What do I want to achieve in 2015?
- What will I do more of in 2015?
- What will I stop doing in 2015?
- How do you plan to achieve them?
Photography: Scott Ehler
About the author
Caitlin Reid is a unique health professional with qualifications as an accredited nutritionist, accredited exercise physiologist and yoga teacher. Caitlin is passionate about all things health and wellness, and keeps up-to-date with the latest health research, which she uses when contributing expert advice to health, fitness, lifestyle and food companies. She is also the nutrition expert for the Women’s Fitness magazine, the dietitian for the South Sydney Rabbitohs and ambassador for Papaya Australia. Follow Caitlin on Instagram @caitlinareid or visit her website.