Happy New Year! It is January 1st a New Year and a blank page in your life for you to write your 2021 story.
You know that I love learning so I’m currently taking a short course with Mel Robbins called Simple Steps to an Incredible Year. It is a series of 4 weekly videos with an accompanying workbook and I’ve just completed Video 1. I add the link to the course HERE if you would like to do it yourself – and ‘No’ this isn’t a paid endorsement and I receive no compensation for mentioning this course. I just like Mel and always learn so much from her. Plus she is so down to earth and is open about not just her successes but also the not so good things that happen to her.
As I was working through the first video and listening to Mel, one thing stood out for me.
It was the need to review before we can reset.
We are sometimes told, not to look back but look forward. However, looking back and reviewing 2020 which was such a difficult year for all, will reveal lessons learned and highlights (yes there were some even if they are hard to find) to remember which have helped shape who you are at this moment.
From this, I’ve decided to share my learnings with you in a weekly blog post plus also run a small challenge for January in the Women Living Well After 50 Facebook Group. During January, I will be asking questions in the FB Group for us to Review 2020 and dive deep into the highs, lows and lessons learned to ground ourselves in the present moment. Once we have these answers we will then move to Reset with this information, so that we can feel stronger and more confident in living the life we want in 2021 as Women Living Well.
As Mel says:
‘If a friend calls you and says: ‘Hey I’m on my way to your house and I’m lost. How do I get there?’
What’s the first question you are going to ask them?
‘Where are you?’Mel Robbins
Mel suggests that this is the same for our life. We can’t find our way to our destination, unless we know where we are right now.
Where are you in your life, right now?
Yes, there will still be challenges and COVID, for example, won’t be leaving us anytime soon. I’m not sugar coating and saying everything will be perfect. Life isn’t all rainbows and unicorns. I’m merely encouraging us all to look at our life and make the changes which are within our power. I’m asking us to take the challenges that we face and draw on our lessons learned in 2020.
Here are four questions to get you started and I’ll be sharing my answers in the FB group:
- What were the highlights of 2020? If you can’t remember or think ‘there weren’t any’ just look back through your social media, your journal, your diary or photos.
- What did you learn about yourself that surprised you?
- What was the hardest aspect of 2020 for you and what did you learn from it?
- What lesson did you learn that you are going to take into 2020? – If you don’t take time to review your lessons learned and take them forward, you will keep making the same mistakes.