Where I can find a lull in the preparations for Christmas, usually somewhere around the solstice, my thoughts turn to the ending of the year and I find myself reflecting on all that happened during this trip around the sun to bring me to where I am now. Whether you keep a journal or not this is a great time to do some reflective writing to consolidate where we are before we load ourselves up with resolutions, plans and intentions for the new year.
I wrote mine a couple of days ago and it felt like a strong way to end the year but I've also been thinking about the process of doing the review and wanted to share mine with you. It's pretty straight forward! Just take yourself off somewhere quiet with a notebook and pen for a couple of hours. This year I headed out into the Peak District with snacks, a flask of tea and an inspirational view but in previous years I've either gone to a coffee shop or sat at the kitchen table. Wherever is good as long as you're comfortable.
Wherever you are, just start writing! No-one but you is going to read it so write what you truly feel. If the blank page is staring back at you and you're not sure where to start then some of these might be good places to start.
About the Author
Rachel Ferla is a Digital Skills and Productivity Coach with over 15 years experience as a project manager juggling multiple projects.