Reflecting on 2011

looking backI like to think that reflecting on the year past is the same as tying a nice ribbon around a package – finishing it all off nicely :)

It seems to me like I can't get on with the new year properly unless I reflect on what went well, what didn't go well and most importantly, what I want from my life for the next year.

Do you agree?

Well then, let's get to it.

Grab a notebook and pen or simply open up a new doc on your computer (but please close all other sites – this is meant to be a time of reflection, not distraction).

What went really well for you?

Why do you think that is?

Is there anything you want to duplicate this year?

What was challenging?

What do you need to let go of to move forward?

What do you want more of in your life in 2012?

That's enough to chew on for now.

I'll share one answer to each question to give you an idea of how this works.

What went really well for you?

I wrote the book!

Why do you think that is?

I carved out solid blocks of time and just did it.

Is there anything you want to duplicate this year?

yes, how I created time pockets for self-care, relaxation, getting fit and creativity (self-expression)

What was challenging?

When things out of my control happened and threw me off course (gall bladder operation!)

What do you need to let go of to move forward?

Unrealistic expectations of myself – I may feel like Superwoman but I'm not

What do you want more of in your life in 2012?

Rich, meaningful relationships

Ready to have a go?

Have at it.

Marcia Francois is a time management coach and speaker who inspires busy women to break out of overwhelm, make the most of their time and take purposeful and focused action so they have the time and freedom to live life to the full. Visit purposefultimemanagement.com for your free Time Management Purpose Pack.

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