When the year comes to a close, it’s natural to look back on that time and what that year was like for you. It’s also natural to look forward to the next year and to imagine what it will have in store!

In fact, I think that can be a super helpful practice in terms of self-growth. Even if the last year wasn’t awesome, and even if you aren’t into making resolutions, it’s still good to take inventory and feel how you feel about the past as well as the future. Look back, and then look forward, and decide how you want your life to go based on that information. 

A Look at 2019

I had a lot of wins in 2019! I had so many new adventures with my kids, I did a lot of new things with my business, and I made close relationships that leave me feeling fulfilled and happy. However, I had a lot of challenges as well. I had to take an honest look at my life and make some hard decisions. I had to be tough on myself at times, and balance that with giving myself grace — a tight line to walk at times! I had to pivot, and I had to work hard, and I had to accept a few things that weren’t ideal, but it was all important for my growth. 

Take a look back at your 2019. What were your wins and your losses? What would you repeat in 2020, and what would you change? What are you grateful for? What are you sad about? What made you laugh? What do you wish you could change? All of those prompts can help jog your memory about the last year. 

Looking Forward to 2020

When I think about 2020, I think about opportunity! It’s a blank slate of sorts. This next year can mean a lot for growth in my business, for laughs with my loved ones, for precious time with my growing kids, for outdoor adventures, for trying new things, and for helping others. It’s a time to really think about what is important, and how I can achieve the things I want. Writing down all of these goals on my whiteboard is such a fun exercise for me when it comes to goal setting for the next year.

What do you see when you look into 2020? Maybe you see opportunity, or maybe you are overwhelmed with the idea of making changes? Maybe it’s just another year for you? Maybe all you want is to smile more? Maybe you have big plans and changes you want to make? Now is the time to make those plans! How do you go about goal setting? 

Taking Action

We’ve looked back, we’ve looked forward, now what?

Now, we make a plan! I like to write out all of my goals. Like reading more, being more present with my kids, growing my business, working on self-care, etc. Then, I brainstorm how to accomplish those things. Like taking time out of each day to read, unplugging during dinner with my family, planning new launches with my company, and making a commitment to therapy each month. Then, I make plans for those items to make them tangible and not just an idea. Like deciding which books I want to read, planning a meeting with my employees, deciding which days I can go to therapy, etc. 

In my next 21-Day Challenge to Find Your Compass, I work through this entire process and teach it to you! Each day has an action item that will help you reach your goal for 2020, no matter what it is!

My new 21-Day Challenge starts in less than a week on January 6th!

New Years Eve is tomorrow…

If you want help taking action, I’m here to help! 

Sign up HERE to be a part of my 21-Day Challenge!

This year is your year!

xo Natalie