We all start the New Year off with a massive list of things we’re certain we’ll accomplish over the course of the year! We’re full of determination and sentiments like, “this will be MY year!” But— most of us also forget the VITAL first step to setting ourselves up for success: pausing to celebrate and reflect the successes of the previous year.
First — consider this your permission slip to take the last couple weeks of the year to enjoy the holidays, reflect on what you did in 2018, and to really take care of yourself. Contrary to popular belief, forcing yourself to do more over these next few weeks won’t help you accomplish more in 2019. In fact, it might just be the thing to stop you from starting your year strong. So, before diving into a new to-do list and new projects and new resolutions, there’s no better gift you could give yourself than taking the time to reflect on all the awesome things you accomplished in 2018.