Oh my gosh, 2021 was a dang-hard year! I’m glad it’s behind us, but who knows what the heck is to come in 2022! YIKES!
But before we start thinking about 2022, let’s take some time – half a day or 10 minutes, whatever you can – to reflect on how 2021 went for you.
If you are reading this, I am assuming that reflection is something you are down for. If not, and you rolled your eyes when I said reflection then this is perhaps not the place for you right now. But you are welcome back any time.
Before we get into our reflection questions, the first thing I need to say is be kind to yourself. 2021 was likely not a good one for most people, so lead with kindness. And full disclosure, I had 16 goals that I was focused on for 2021….for 4 of those 16, I achieved half of what I wanted to, and for 1 of them I got to 75%. So technically I did not complete any of my goals, although I gave it my best all things considered, and still made progress on those 5. I’m just telling you this for info; goals are personal, so what I did shouldn’t have any bearing on how your year went. Ok, let’s get started.
Using this 2021 Reflect Workbook, we are going to take a deep dive into what our 2021 goals were and how we fared.
As I said, lead with kindness. Maybe you didn’t get the virtual race time you were hoping for, but perhaps your training went really well, you were injury-free and enjoyed pushing yourself on a new distance. That is epic in my book, write that baby down. That’s a win!
Maybe you put weight on – well, I think everyone did – but perhaps you made more homemade meals, you ate less takeout, and found an amazing chocolate pudding recipe (you have got to check this recipe out). Putting on weight is by no means a negative – in fact weight loss should be removed from any resolution/goal setting in my opinion – and it’s still a win that you spent more enjoyable time in the kitchen.
Maybe you wanted to meditate, you downloaded an app and committed to it for a few weeks or months but then missed a day, which turned into 2 days, then a week and you completely forgot about it till I mentioned it now. Again, that’s ok.
Next week, I’m going to dive into goals so I won’t talk about setting them now, but do consider, do you want to bring your 2021 goals that you didn’t hit over to 2022. Ask yourself ‘do they still bring me joy and align with what I want to achieve?’. If yes, then great, we can talk about them next week. If not, let that shit go. These are your goals, so should be guilt-free!