Framework for reflecting on the year past & anchoring for the year ahead

Sometime between Dec 25 and Jan 1 - I take the time to fully take in the year past and dream of the year ahead. I’ve done this for 7 years running. And some vintages are better than others.

This is not an "annual review", not a "year plan", and most definitely not "goal setting" or "new year's resolutions". I deeply hate all of those terms and the concepts behind them. Anything that's too regimented is bound to fail. Come February, most of the goals, resolutions and even those 360 reviews are long forgotten.My approach - inspired by kids obviously - is a "Trip Around The Sun". It's about reflecting and capturing the trip last year. And it's about dreaming and anchoring for my trip in the year ahead.

Sharing to inspire some of you to spend the time reflecting and anchoring. Hope you enjoy it!

If you have any thoughts or feedback - don't hesitate to reach out to me at [email protected]

Happy reflecting Elphas!

Is there a link to "a trip around the sun?"
Should be linked up top but here goes again: :) You can download the PDF at the bottom of the substack post as well.
Thanks for sharing @mariapoto!
My pleasure! <3
This is SO good! Thanks so much for sharing!
Agreed!! Thank you for sharing!! šŸ”„
My pleasure! <3
Thanks @iyanna for the kind feedback :) Feel free to share this broadly with friends, coworkers, siblings, parents, etc. I feel like everyone could use a moment of reflection just about now!
Thanks @mariapoto! Just downloaded it and will certainly take time to do my own trip around the sun.